Govt mulling to set up Broadcasting Authority of India

Even as the government is holding discussions with broadcasters for building consensus on content regulation on television, it is also mulling the formation of a Broadcasting Authority of India.

New Delhi: Even as the government is holding
discussions with broadcasters for building consensus on
content regulation on television, it is also mulling the
formation of a Broadcasting Authority of India, which would
address broadcast related issues.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni
said here today that, "While content regulation is a subject
on which the government has been holding discussions with
broadcasters, we are looking at setting up an authority for
addressing issues related to broadcasting... like the roll-out
of third phase of FM radio stations, FDI in the broadcasting
sector and the proposed amendments to be effected in the Press
and Registration of Books (PRB) Act 1867".

Soni said the authority could be named Broadcasting
Authority of India.

"We have already held discussions with Telecom Regulatory
Authority of India (TRAI) on setting up the Authority," she
added.

-PTI

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