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Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995

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

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

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