Buzz: Indian government is in plans of censoring OTT content; More guidelines on the censoring will come out soon

Indian government is also unhappy with some of the shows and films online and wants to strictly consider censoring for these shows which is now the trending discussion among the streaming platform owners.
Written By Manoj Kumar | Updated: July 21, 2020 18:25 IST
Buzz: Indian government is in plans of censoring OTT content; More guidelines on the censoring will come out soon

Digital entertainment has become one of the major sources of entertainment in India over the past few years. After the advent of streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, the OTT arena has become a large one in the Indian entertainment sector. The recent lockdown has enormously increased the user database of these OTT platforms. On the other side, the lack of censorship also increased explicit content online. Thus, we hear that the Indian government is planning to censor the web series and web films soon.
 
Till now, web content is not censored in India, just like many other countries. But this has increased in the amount of steamy and obscene content on web platforms. Many people have raised their objections on web content in the past. There is too much violence, sex, and romance in web series coming these days. People are afraid that this culture may affect the coming generations of our country. Thus, they want web content to get censored.
 
Recently, Union Minister Piyush Goyal raised concerns over the content coming on OTT platforms. He said that there is a limit for everything and web content cannot tamper our culture and traditions. Going by his statements, it looks like OTT content is on the verge of getting censored soon. If this happens, all the web content should get censored just like the way the satellite content gets censored.




Top