Foreign channel distributors Multi System Operators (MSOs) have stopped broadcasting Indian news channels in Nepal.
Channel distributors have decided to suspend broadcasting of all Indian news channels except government-owned Doordarshan from Thursday evening, said Dhruv Sharma, vice-chairman of Mega Max TV.
Sharma said that Indian TV channels were making exaggerated and uncontrolled propaganda about Nepal and recently aired objectionable topics by adding the names of the Prime Minister and the Chinese Ambassador.
He said, “After the anti-Nepal gossip of Indian news channels crossed the line, we, the distributors, have stopped broadcasting all the Indian news channels that broadcast such objectionable news on our own decision.” But unless the government adopts a policy to block content from the internet, we can’t stop broadcasting Indian channels on purpose. ‘
MSOs have requested the government to stop unauthorized video content from the Internet before the government implements Clean Feed. The government may suspend the broadcasting of foreign channels at any time at the request of cable operators.
Operators including Dishome, Mega Max, DSN, Mero TV and others have decided to stop broadcasting Indian news channels. Sharma of Max TV said that the government would now hold discussions with the Ministry of Communications to block the flow of video content that is not registered in Nepal and comes through the internet.
Source – Online Khabar
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