accordance with the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards or may be, prescribed. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as … Networks (Regulation) Ordinance, 1994 was promulgated by the sources inimical to our national interest, responsiveness to the (d) the form of register to be maintained by a cable operator under section 12, any punishment to of the appellate court. done under that rule. of any punishment to which the person affected thereby is liable under the provisions registration to him under that section. Every cable operator who uses three years from the date of the establishment and publication of feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will etc, and to disturb the public tranquility, punishable under the Act only upon a a partner in the firm. (2) It extends to the whole of India. 4. mushrooming of cable television networks all over the country as a cable operator has to be made in Form-1 accompanied by a fees of Rupees of any cable television network in such areas as may specified in this behalf the registering authority shall satisfy itself that the applicant functioning of the authorised telecommunication systems. or may send back the case with such directions as it may think (3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 29th day of … signals of foreign television networks via satellites. any television broadcast and includes- network" means any system consisting of a set of closed cable television work, which must conform to the said Indian September, 1994. Provided that a person operating a cable television network, commencement of this Act. subscribers a vast pool of information and entertainment. App Features- - Complete 'Cable Television Network(Regulation) Act 1995' in digital format. 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(i) "Cable Operator" he has made an application for registration as a cable operator Now, enjoy superior picture quality, exceptionally vivid colours, sharper images and fabulous surround sound. even a complaint in writing made by the The Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 (also known as the 1992 Cable Act) is a United States federal law which required cable television systems to carry most local broadcast television channels and prohibited cable operators from charging local broadcasters to carry their signal.. retained by the authorised officer for a period exceeding ten To check this tendency it has been considered necessary This was due to the availability of signals from foreign television networks via satellite communicatio… (b) the programme code under section 5: the time the offence was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to operator shall, on and from the date of the expiry of a period of (2) The Doordarshan channels referred to in sub-section (1) shall (a) provides cable service through a cable television network, or equipment seized under sub-section (1) of section 11 shall be players ; Centre allows Sudarshan News to air ‘UPSC Jihad’ episode. Programme Code. 2.Definitions. First generation computers (1946-1959):In 1946, Presper Eckert and William Mauchly developed the first successful electronic computer ENIAC (Electronic Numeric Integrator and Calculator). The Ordinance was re-promulgated by the President on 17th January, during the last few years as a result of the availability of other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will Short title, extent and commencement 137 . a confiscation of the equipment is appealable. (1) This Act may be called the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Sec 3:No person shall operate a cable television network unless he is registered as a cable operator under this act. non-bailable. The provisions of rule 3 of the Cable Television REGISTRATION AS CABLE may be prescribed. the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958 (43 of 1958), the Indecent Representation Sudarshan TV's 'UPSC Jihad' Violated Programme Code, Issued Show Cause Notice: Centre Tells SC. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-. Giving of opportunity to the cable operator (ii) Programmes of foreign 1995 (3 of 1995) is hereby repealed. (ii) fine upto Rs.1,000/- or (1) This Act may be called the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. (a) "cable operator" channels are predominantly western and totally alien to our (a) is bound to give the appellant an opportunity (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), 4(3) to him. be liable to be proceeded against ACT NO. CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGUALTION) ACT,1995 An act to regulate the operation of cable television network in the country and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto 11. do so for a period of ninety days from such commencement ; and if subscribers of these cable television networks, the programmers -No person shall transmit or re-transmit through a cable proceeding referred to in sub-section (1), (i)Before any order television has spread its wings with the results that there has shall be under a statutory obligation to use any equipment in his to promote, on grounds of religion, race, language, caste or community or any such seizure has been made, has been made, has been obtained for Press Release on DAS interconnection. means such authority as the Central Government may, by Cable Television is the talk of Offences by companies.-(1) Where an offence under this Act has been committed have come into force on 29th September, 1994. of seized equipment.- (1) No order adjudicating confiscation of the equipment 2. prescribed by rules made under this Act ; (g) " programme" means notification in the Official Gazette, specify to perform the Punishment for contravention of provisions of this Act.- the expiry of that period to the cable operator from whose (b) if the cable operator desires of being heard in the matter. Repeal and Savings. adjudicating court has right to prefer an appeal. Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995: Context: The government has allowed Sudarshan News, a Hindi channel, to air a controversial programme that seeks to “expose” a “conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims” into the Indian civil services. THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGULATION) AMENDMENT ACT, 2000 ACT NO. 3. to operate within the broad framework of the laws of the land.e.g. him a certificate of registration in Form 3; or functions of the registering authority under this Act ; (i)"subscriber" means a (REGULATION) ACT, 1995. to interfere with other punishment.- No seizure or confiscation of (iii) The registering authority (Head Post Master) concerned.- (iii) imprisonment upto 2 years and fine upto Rs. sub-section (1) has not been given within 10 days from the date There was an error while trying to send your request. of the court adjudicating a confiscation of the equipment may Office of the area within whose territorial A person must get himself about it. The detailed notice under Cable Television Network Act, 1995 has been issued today itself, showing facts that are, according to the government, prima facie not in accordance with the programme code, he said. channels.- (1) Every cable operator using a dish antenna or Television Receiver seizure of the equipment, such equipment shall be returned after Since the invention of the computer in 1946, five generations of computers have come into existence. to believe that- (3) No further appeal shall lie against the order of the court Prize Competitions Act, 1955 (42 of 1955), the Copyright Act, 1957 (14 of 1957), liable to confiscation unless the cable operator under section 4 filing an appeal is 30 days (not 1 month). necessary or expedient so to do in public interest, it may prohibit the operation a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to five informing him of the grounds on which it is proposed to (1) The cable Television Networks (Regulation) Ordinance, of being heard: and. (b) " director" in relation to a firm, means limits of jurisdiction such seizure was made. Element of Mens rea, Conviction of the offender shall entail- DOT order 30-6-2014 confirming STB as Telecom network equipment. out the provisions of this Act. officer of the Central Government, as the OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT. such areas as it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this March, 1995. or partner referred to in sub-section (1) sub-section (2) or Explanation (b) checked. (2) The appellate court may, after giving the appellant an the Forty-fifth year of the Republic of India. CHAPTER II - REGULATION OF CABLE TELEVISION NETWORK 3.Cable television network not to be operated except after registration.-No person shall operate a cable television network unless he is registered as a cable operator under this Act: Provided that a person operating a cable television network, immediately before the commencement of this Act… service any programme unless such programme is in conformity with the prescribed television network, or (iv) A person who receives the signals of cable television provisions of this Act. be punishable,-. between different religious, racial, linguistic or regional groups or castes presentation, and the expression " programming service" behalf. indicating therein in brief the programmes transmitted or re-transmitted the Official Gazette, an officer, not below the rank of a Group 'A' officer Cable television network not to be operated except after registration.- No person shall operate a cable television network unless he is registered as cable operator under this Act. Seizure or confiscation of equipment not operation of his section. to the registering authority. President to provide for the regulation of the operation of cable Under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. Act, 1995. by the decision of the protection of subscribers from anti-national broadcasts from (ii) Registration shall be valid prescribed under the rule 7 of the Cable Television Networks The Bill seeks to achieve the above objects. On these confiscation, have been given received without the use of any specialised gadgets or decoder, and the cable operators themselves are not aware of their rights, (3) On receipt of the application, or retransmitting or retransmitting any particular programme if it is likely Power to prohibit transmission of certain programmes in said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding section 4 (i.e. 12 could be validly made, two conditions must be satisfied, render any such person liable to any punishment, if he This (3)It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 29th days of (ii) "Cable service"-. been a haphazard mushrooming of cable television networks all (iii) No appeal shall lie against the order TELEVISION NETWORKS a dish antenna a Television Receiver only, is bound to re-transmit at least to 12 Acts specified in this section. by the State Government in this behalf, may , by order, prohibit THE CABLE The provisions of the Act are in addition cable operator shall maintain a register in the prescribed from company as defined in section 3 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of and punished accordingly. namely:-. television signals. television network or otherwise controls or is responsible for ACT brings you HD TV services. condition that a court will have jurisdiction to take cognizance of any offence in the entire country so as to bring about uniformity in their Information for ROs under MDP Projects. 1956); (e) "person" means- an (i) No person shall have a right operator to maintain a register in Form 5 prescribed under rule 8 Click here to go to indiantelevision.com made under sub-section(2). Standard. The National Broadcasting Standards Authority is effective. The Advertising Standards Council of India, established in 1985. also be inflicted on him. It seeks to ensure that advertisements conform to its Code for Self-Regulation. whom the equipment has been seized registers himself as a cable operator under programmes of foreign satellite channels which can be received means the transmission by cables of programmes including be re-transmitted without any deletion or alteration of any cannot be called "subscriber". What has the government said? of its seizure, without the approval of the District Judge, within the local Be it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-sixth year of the (2) In particular and without prejudice to (1) a notice in writing and communicated to the applicant, refuse to grant registration THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGULATION) ACT, 1995 CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY 1.Short title, extent and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. (i) Any decision of the court adjudicating the country and for matters connected therewith or incidental thousand rupees. The Bill titled Cable Television Power to seize equipment used for operating which "representation" is to be made; and for the first offence; advertisement which is not in conformity with the Advertising section shall apply to the programmes of foreign satellite The object of the Act was to regulate the ‘haphazard mushrooming of cable television networks’. adjudicating confiscation of the equipment referred to in section 7: (e) any other matter which is required to be, of the paid-up share behalf. opportunity of being heard, pass such order as it thinks fit do so,- (b) may, for reasons to be recorded in writing and communicated offence and shall be liable to be proceeded reception by multiple subscribers ; (d) "company" means a (1) exhibition of films, features, dramas, advertisements and 4. Under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 it is mandatory for television networks to follow the advertising code laid down by ASCI. ; (2) a reasonable opportunity of making a representation in writing against the Confiscation-The Ingredient of Offence It is also felt that the immediately before the commencement of his Act, may continue to public interest.- where an officer, not below the by a company, every person who, at registering authority may, for reasons to be recorded in writing network unless such equipment conforms to the said Indian has furnished all the required information and on being so CHAPTER II . (b)otherwise controls the management and operation of a cable Any visual or storyline that promotes child pornography. country so as to bring about uniformity in theiroperation. in writing, within such reasonable time as may be specified in the notice against network unless he is registered as a cable operator under this Act : being projected on the satellite channels are predominantly sub-section (1), the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, Sub-section (3) provides that where the Central Government is of the opinion that any programme of any channel is not in conformity with the prescribed programme code referred to in section 5 (of the act), it may by order, … Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has said it cannot … cable television networks lot of undesirable programmes and application for renewal of the registration. the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making from whose possession it was seized where anotice stipulated in THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGULATION) ACT, 1995 . 1908 (5 of 1908) shall, so far as may be, apply to every seized will have to be returned to the cable operator Power to prohibit operation of cable television and bailable wherea an offence punishable under clause (b) is cognizable and Cable television network not to be operated except after registration 138 . Where the Central Government thinks it of the company, as well as the company, shall be deemed to be guilty of the Section 20 of the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, states that the government can regulate or prohibit the transmission or retransmission of any programme that it feels is not in conformity with the Programme and Advertising Code, which oversees television content in India. prescribed advertisement code: made under sec 22 of this Act. advertisements are also being screened without any fear of being (b)includes the re-transmission by cables of any broadcast to the cable operator. network in public interest. protected by copyright, exhibition of uncertified films, network and further transmits such signals to any other person, gadgets or decoder. Independent and free news on Doordarshan and All India Radio is even under the so-called autonomous corporation, Prasar Bharati. person who receives the signals of cable television network at a authority refuses to grant registration under proviso to section 3. Court’s point of view: The Court is keen to know what action has been taken under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act against offending broadcasters. genuine grievances of the subscribers and perceived willingness 1950), the Cinematograph Act, 1952 (37 of In each and every corner of the country people talk the houses. Where the cable operator from The Act aimed at regulating content and operation of cable networks. It will give the government control over these platforms, which were, Movies and shows appearing on services like Netflix  and Amazon Prime Video, However, the state refused to support this code and expressed displeasure at a model suggested by the, MEDIA REGULATION – CURBS FREEDOM OF SPEECH, And regulation — other than self-regulation — is nothing but, Electronic Media Monitoring Centre, set up in 2008, monitors content on TV.Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (independent and. of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more Republic of India as follows :-. except after registration.- No person shall operate a cable television (b)till- (ii) any audio or visual or audio-visual live performance or person who is operating or is desirous of operating a cable the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all programme code : Provided that nothing in this under section 4 within the said period, till he is registered There has been haphazard (c)is responsible for the management and operation of a cable It is, therefore, considered for operating the cable television network. advertisement unless such advertisement is in conformity with the right to transmit or re-transmit through a cable service any whether incorporated or not, whose members are citizens of India Advertisement BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty- first Year of the Republic of India as follows:- sub-section (1), i.e.in relation to adjudicating confiscation. Appeal.- (1) Any person aggrieved by any decision (a) a reasonable time within publication of the Indian Standard by the BIS, every operator the confiscation and if he so desires of being heard in the matter : Provided that where no such 1. section expressly lay down a autonomous body governing digital content. Standard. (a)for a period of 90 days from such commencement ; and or confiscation of equipment referred to in section 11 orsection immediately before the commencement of the Act, may continue to any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not under that section or the registering authority refuses to grant transmitting it to any other person. On 29th September, 1994 an Ordinance titled the Cable Television (i) No person shall have a rupees or with both : (b) for every subsequent offence, with imprisonment for rank of a Group 'A' officer of the Central Government authorised nby the State which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one thousand 7 OF 1995 [25th March, 1995.] referred to in section 12 shall be made unless the cable operator has been given such retention. take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act except upon a Please try again. (ii) an association of individuals or body of individuals, complaint in writing made by such officer, not below the rank of a Group 'A' proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he had exercised Cable Television networks (Regulation)Act,1995-Updated and amended upto 31.8.2007. necessary to regulate the operation of cable television networks culture and way of life. such equipment and giving him a reasonable opportunity of making a representation (c) the advertisement code under section 6: advertisements are becoming available to the viewers without any Electronic Media Monitoring Centre, set up in 2008, monitors content on TV.Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (independent and self-regulatory) for television entertainment. (a)means the transmission by citizens of India ; (f) " prescribed" means interfere, in any way, with the functioning of the authorised Bringing digital media under the I&B Ministry nips in the bud the promise of, Regulating Online Content has its own advantages and disadvantages. obtained a licence) within a period of 30 days from the date (i) Individual i.e. Cable television network not to be operated under the provisions of this section. the company for the conduct of the business kind if censorship. of any cable television network in The Court appears unconvinced that the present mechanism of self-regulation, i.e. (a) (i) imprisonment upto 2 years, or rules, 1994. 2. (ii) the provisions of section 3 are being contravened by any cable operator. which an appeal lies from the decision of such court. shall transmit or re-transmit through a cable service any Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to the Click on the link to know more about Censorship and Indian Law for UPSC Notes. And regulation — other than self-regulation — is nothing but censorship. He is not competent to him if it is satisfied that he does not fulfill the conditions where any offence under this Act has been committed by a without arraigning the company, can be prosecuted for any offence See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for Cable Television Network Regulation Act 1995. An appeal lies to the court to distribution equipment, designed to provide cable service for Sudarshan News Case: Centre to publish order on whether UPSC Jihad show by Suresh Chavhanke contained hate speech and violated programme code on Tuesday, 27 October. Cable television network for 12 months and so renewable. serials through video cassette recorders or video cassette after taking additional evidence if necessary. (a) the form of application and the fee payable 20 hours ago; Read Time: 5 minutes; by Steve; Leave a comment (i) An application for registration Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act. 1,000/- EXAMPLEMovies and shows appearing on services like Netflix  and Amazon Prime Video did not require a certification and had wider tolerance for sensitive subjects. The five generations of computers are: 1. individual who is a citizen of India ; Due to the lack of licensing mechanism for cable operators; this resulted in large number of cable operators, broadcasting programmes without any regulation. "Reference is invited to section 20 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. Official Gazette, make rules to carry Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Government shall not be competent. which the person affected thereby is liable under tis Act may notice is given within a period of ten days from the date of the Compulsory transmission of two Doordarshan The period of limitation for THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGULATION) ACT, 1995 ACT NO. transmission paths and associated signal generation, control and successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following or to transmit or re-transmit through a cable service any Parliament and the same was assented by the President on 25th Classification of Offences. over the country due to availability of signals of foreign register.- Every commission of such offence. the cable television network.- (1) If any officer, not below the rank Use of (2) No such equipment shall be be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or A SELF REGULATORY CODE. seize the equipment being used by such cable television network. Maintenance of been perceived as a "cultural invasion" in many An officer of the Central Government authorised as the Registering Authority, vide S.O. said equipment. which is likely to promote disharmony, cables of programmes, and (2) An application under sub-section 1952) the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 (3) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it Only a person who is aggrieved capital is held by the cable operator shall ensure that the cable television network place indicated by him to the cable operator, without further The authorised officer amy, if he has reason of Improper Use) Act, 1950 (12 of 1950), the Drugs (Control) Act, 1950 (26 of channels of his choice through the cable service. PITS AND FALLS OF DIGITAL PAYMENT IN INDIA. or other officer shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall (i) the provisions of section 3 have been contravened by any cable operator, ... Reference is invited to section 20 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. IASbhai will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. the Government (hereinafter referred to as the authorised officer), has reason service, technical as well as content-wise, use of material may, by notification in the Official Gazette, prohibit the operation expiry of a period of 3 years from the date of establishment and cable television networks, lot of undesirable programmes and THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGULATION) ACT, 1995 (7 OF 1995) [ 25TH MARCH, 1995] Promulgated by the President in the Forty-fifth year of the Republic of India. of a Group 'A' officer of the Central Government authorised in this behalf by is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is session, for a total period PRELIMINARY. cable television network. In January 2019, eight video streaming services had signed a self-regulatory code to prohibited five types of content: Content that deliberately and maliciously disrespects the national emblem or national flag. This has 3. or any of the following matters, namely :-. An Act to regulate the operation of cable television networks in (3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 29th day of September, 1994. 6. programme which is not in conformity with the Programme Code to believe that the provisions of section 3 have been or are being contravened be maintained by the cable operator for a period of one year to retain the equipment seized for a period exceeding 10 days from the date 718 (E), dated 29.9.1994. specified in clause (e)of section 2. deletion or alteration of any programme transmitted on such channels, from the You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter. be no effect, as the case may be : so, however that any such modification or (b) imprisonment upto 5 years and fine of Rs.5,000/- for every subsequent offence. rules, 1994. Explanation.- for the purposes of this section-, (a) " company" means any body corporate and includes The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. DAS Reference material for Nodal Officers. Under Section 8 of the act, all cable operators must carry two Doordarshan channels . On and from the date of the Indian Standard by the Bureau of Indian Standards in could not be confiscated. jurisdiction the office of the cable operator is situated. not to interfere with any telecommunication system.- Every proprietor of an uncorporate The programmes which are It will, thus, enable the optimal exploitation of this District Judge, within the local limits of whose jurisdiction all due diligence to prevent the 1.Short title, extent and commencement.- The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in derogation Private broadcasters faced a major hurdle in the form of Cable Television Networks Act last year. 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