Deputy Commissioner instructed to shut down IPTV

The Minister of Information and Broadcasting has instructed all the Deputy Commissioners of the country to close down the YouTube channels and unregistered IPTV. Hassan Mahmud.

He said that according to the broadcasting policy, they cannot broadcast these news. But in some parts of the country, news is still broadcast on IPTV and news bulletins are also broadcast on YouTube. It cannot do so in accordance with our broadcasting policy.

He was speaking to reporters after a session of the Deputy Commissioners’ Conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Thursday (January 20).

Hasan Mahmud said, “We have told the deputy commissioners that many IPTVs are very popular locally.” People know them and regularly spread the word. I mean, according to the broadcasting policy, they can’t do that and they have to take effective action.

He thanked the deputy commissioners and said that since last year, they have been able to run the mobile court for the implementation of Clean Feed. Clean Feed has been implemented since October 1 last year. I still told them to keep an eye on it. I have asked those who only broadcast on the network to be careful not to broadcast any program locally as a television channel.