TRAI Consultation Paper on Issues Relating to Media Ownership


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) vide circular dated press release on April 12, 2022 has issued Consultation Paper on “Issues Relating to Media Ownership”. The Authority is issuing this consultation paper
for seeking comments/views of the stakeholders on the need, nature, and level of safeguards with respect to horizontal &vertical integration in the broadcasting and distribution sectors and cross holdings across various
media sectors.

Chapter II presents a snapshot of the Media & Entertainment Industry. Chapter III focuses on various aspects of media ownership and Control while Chapters IV and V discuss issues pertaining to cross-media ownership and vertical integration in the broadcasting sector respectively. Chapter VI enumerates current legal regime vis-à-vis
media ownership including requirements of mandatory disclosures. A summary of issues for consultation forms Chapter VII. Further, in Annexure III, an analysis of various jurisdictions has been undertaken.

Written comments on the issues raised in the Consultation Paper are invited from the stakeholders by May 10, 2022 and counter-comments by May 24, 2022 on email: and

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