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Streaming services welcome government’s OTT regulations: Javadekar

Streaming services have "welcomed" the Intermediary Rules that require them to submit to a three-tier complaints redressal mechanism, Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Twitter. Streaming services have uniformly refused or ignored requests for comment on their reaction to the Rules; if Javadekar's characterization of the meeting is accurate, it essentially means that streaming services have largely agreed to comply with the Intermediary Rules. Read a summary of the implications of the Rules to OTT streaming platforms here. We have reached out to the Internet and Mobile Association of India, which is liaising with the government on the issue, and the I&B Ministry for comment on more details on what was discussed in the meeting. https://twitter.com/PrakashJavdekar/status/1367429249133539330 The streaming industry will now have a few weeks to set up a self-regulatory body in accordance with the Rules, on…

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