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Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995

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

Contents

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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