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Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995

[Act No. 7 of Year 1995, dated 25-3-1995]

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Regulation Of Cable Television Network
3 Cable television network not to be operated except after registration
4 Registration as cable operator
5 Programme code
6 Advertisement code
7 Maintenance of register
8 Compulsory transmission of two Doordarshan channels
9 Use of standard equipment in cable Television network
10 Cable Television network not to interfere with any telecommunication system.
Chapter III Seizure And Confiscation Of Certain Equipment
11 Power to seize equipment used for operating the cable television network
12 Confiscation
13 Seizure or confiscation of equipment not to interfere with the other punishment
14 Giving of opportunity to the cable operator of seized equipment
15 Appeal
Chapter IV Offences And Penalties
16 Punishment for contravention of provisions of this Act
17 Offences by companies
18 Cognizance of offences
Chapter V Miscellaneous
19 Power to prohibit transmission of certain programmes in public interest
20 Power to prohibit operation of cable television network in public interest
21 Application of other laws not barred
22 Power to make rules
23 Repeal and saving

Promulgated by the President in the Forty-fifth Year of the Republic of India.

An Act to regulate the operation of cable television networks in the country and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-sixth year of the Republic of India as follows:

Comment: In view of the proliferation of cable network business and the broad impact of the same on society, it became imperative that some law to regulate the same be enacted .

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