New Norms for TV Channels-The Hindu-12-11-2022

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the new guidelines for uplinking and downlinking of television channels in India

What are the New Provisions?
Obligation to Telecast Content in National/Public Interest:
Television channels will have to telecast content in the national interest or public service every day for 30 minutes.

Nonetheless, these obligations will not be applicable for sports, wildlife, and foreign channels.

The themes of national importance include,
Education and spread of literacy
Agriculture and rural development,
Health and family welfare,
Science and technology,
Welfare of women
The welfare of the weaker sections of society
Protection of the environment and of cultural heritage and national integration.

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