Broadcasting: a case for single-window clearance4 min read 23 Nov 2017, 01:11 AM IST
The existing policy framework involves access to multiple clearances at different levels within the same ministry as well as between several ministries within the govt
A media firm that applied for a television licence to start a news channel close to a year ago is yet to receive the required approvals. Fed up with inexplicable delays, the company has, meanwhile, been looking to acquire an existing licence in the hope that it could launch its channel quickly. The firm is already bearing a huge cost keeping its entire infrastructure, including studios and staff, ready but not being able to monetize it. A person familiar with development said on condition of anonymity that the company is suffering because it had also signed corporate deals with advertisers in the hope that the approvals would come on time. That hasn’t happened.
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