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Govt. will take decision to censor films on Netflix after consulting stakeholders, says Javadekar

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Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that censoring films shown on online platforms like Netflix and other platforms is a matter of discussion and government will take a decision only after consultation with stakeholders.

"New concerns are being raised that films are being shown on Netflix and other online platforms, what to do about them, there's no censor. It is a matter of discussion but we will take a decision only after consultation with stakeholders," said Javadekar at an event here in the capital.

On the other hand, Netflix is making binge-watching easier and more affordable with its upcoming mobile-only plan for India. Following the footprints of its rival media-services provider, Amazon prime Video and Disney's Hotstar, Netflix is all set to roll out a mobile-only plan, starting in India.

The upcoming plan will let customers stream the content on a mobile device, The Verge has reported.

In a letter to investors released on afternoon of July 18, Netflix stated that the plan "will be an effective way to introduce a larger number of people in India to Netflix and to further expand our business in a market where Pay-TV ARPU (average revenue per user) is low (below $5).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 19 2019. 05:11 IST
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