OTT Platforms are not going to be free-reeling in the future. Being autonomous media, some platforms have sexual and adult content. There is extensive use of cuss words in the works of these platforms. But all that is going to be a matter of past in the coming days.
OTT platforms and Digital News platforms are under the I&B Ministry now. Now, the ministry gets the power to regulate policies for OTT platforms. I&B had written to MeitY about this transfer of control. We may even see Censoring being mandatory for OTT films and shows.
This means that the bold and controversial content will be monitored and edited from now on. The parents will be happy but the content creators will feel disappointed. It has to be seen if the OTT platforms will go for a legal battle over this Government decision.Follow @THEPANIPURI