The government has amended the National Broadcasting Regulations to require online TVs to obtain licenses. The government has made arrangements to allow the operation of YouTube only after receiving widespread complaints about the publication of illegal content.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has amended the National Broadcasting Regulations for the eleventh time to regulate the broadcasting through YouTube and the Internet. It is mentioned in the regulations that Rs. 500,000 is required to operate YouTube and the age of the consumer should be categorized before getting permission.
The regulations provide for U-ratings for programs suitable for children and all age groups, R rating for programs suitable for the age group of 10 to 18 years, and A rating for programs suitable for age groups above 18 years.
Many people are now obsessed with the senseless content that comes on YouTube. Experts say that this has brought disrepute even in the field of journalism. By defining self-produced content as online television, the government will now monitor YouTube. The Press Council had already begun homework to regulate YouTube content.