Indian Authorities Clamp Down on Music Videos, Film Promos

NEW DELHI, August 7: India’s Ministry of Information &
Broadcasting has mandated that all music videos, film trailers and movies,
whether produced in India or internationally, must be cleared by the Central
Board of Film Certification (CBFC) censorship board as being “suitable for
unrestricted public exhibition” before they can air on cable TV.

The Ministry said the move was in response to the “growing
demand from the public to regulate airing of program containing obscenity,
violence, cruelty etc., through cable TV networks.”