HC seeks progress regarding OTT policy...

HC seeks progress regarding OTT policy

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:34 PM, 13 June 2022  

High Court; File Photo

High Court; File Photo

The High Court (HC) today asked Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to inform about the progress regarding the final policy to monitor broadcasts of content, regulating and earning revenue from Over The Top (OTT) platforms.

The court asked BTRC to submit a report in this regard within the next three months and set October 19 for passing further order.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order as a draft policy on Regulation for Digital and Social Media Platforms was submitted at the court today.

Earlier on July 12 in 2020, a writ was filed in this regard. The court on September 8, 2020, asked the authorities concerned to submit a draft policy on monitoring broadcasts of content, regulating and earning revenue from OTT platforms. The court had also issued a rule in this regard.