Satellite TV channels and on line of the dailies needs registration

Staff Correspondent,,Dhaka
Information Minister Dr. Hassan Mahmud/ Photo:

Information Minister Dr. Hassan Mahmud/ Photo:

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Information Minister Dr. Hassan Mahmud said that the satellite TV channels and the on line of the daily news papers will be required registration like the on line news portals.

He also said some television channels are airing foreign TV serials dubbed in Bangla which is not acceptable. So, the ministry has issued an order for TV channels to take the government’s approval to broadcast the dubbed serials. Many TV channels have already taken approval to run those serials. A preview committee has been formed to oversee the matter, he said.

He said an additional secretary remained at the helm of the committee where eminent cultural personalities Mamunur Rashid and Begum Sara Zaker, director general or representative of Bangladesh Television, director general of National Institute of Mass Communication, representatives of Association of Television Channel Owners and Directors’ Guilt and Obhinay Shilpi Sangha are the members of the committee.

Hasan said airing Bangladeshi advertisements in foreign channels has been stopped. Besides, the cable operators are maintaining the serial of the Bangladeshi TV channels as per their on air date. After putting Bangladeshi channels, the cable operators are keeping the foreign channels on the list, he added.

We have already taken initiatives for the betterment of mass media . . . these initiatives put media in order mostly, he said.

The minister went on saying that the government gave license to the mobile companies to run mobile network only.

But they are now creating video contents along with advertisements for the social media which is not acceptable. The government didn’t give any license to make video contents along with advertisement, he said.

We have already sent a letter to the telecommunication ministry to stop this. We are determined to bringing discipline in this sector and legal actions will be taken in this regard, he added.

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