MoIB issues draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MoIB) has issued draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023 which aims to consolidate framework to regulate the broadcasting services in the country & seeks to replace the existing Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 & other policy guidelines currently governing the broadcasting sector in India. It also proposed constitution of Content Evaluation Committees & a Broadcast Advisory Council for self-regulation & separate program and advertisement code for different Broadcasting Network Operators.