To help spread information on coronavirus and how to prevent it, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued an advisory for all private television and radio channels where they have been asked publicity to the travel advisory and health directives issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
On 27 Feb 2020, journalists led delegation from the Press Club of India, Indian Women’s Press Corps and the Press Association met the Union minister for information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and sought his cooperation and intervention in containing the growing attacks on mediapersons during riots.
As per BARC TV viewership report for week 7, Sony Sab dethroned Star Plus to grab the second position in urban HSM, while Star Plus has dropped to the third position. Zee TV has replaced Sony Entertainment Television (SET) in the fourth position while the latter has slipped to the fifth position. The rest of the table has remained unchanged.
On 20 Feb, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has pushed the deadline for receiving comments on the draft Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. The deadline for submitting comments has been extended to 17th March. Earlier, the deadline was 17th February.