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Indian government on verge of backing OTT censorship

Nine months after Faultline ran the headline ‘Indian censorship in danger of boiling over as OTT leaders unite,’ the heat on OTT video players serving the Indian market has intensified as the government reportedly prepares to impose harsher content restrictions. India’s pay TV and movie industries have long been monitored and censored closely by governing bodies, but the country has never applied similar rules to internet-delivered content. But why? Fear of backlash from US giants Netflix and Amazon, as well as the mobile network operators making money from delivering the vast majority of OTT content? Perhaps the government just hasn’t got around to rewriting the laws? Or rather a government wary of the hugely expensive and arduous process that a…

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