The government on Wednesday directed distributors of foreign television channels to broadcast them in Nepal without advertisements from October 23.
Nepali media sector has welcomed the government decision regarding the implementation of clean feed policy.
In a joint statement on Thursday, Nepal Media Society, Broadcasting Association of Nepal and Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal welcomed the decision.
“Nepali media sector welcomes the statement released by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology on Wednesday and its direction regarding the implementation of clean feed policy,” the statement reads.
“It is evident that we have been continuously lobbying and demanding an immediate implementation of clean feed policy arguing that it would help domestic production and industry to expand while helping reduce their dependency.”
Now, it is necessary to clarify some ambiguities in the bill through an advertisement instruction manual based on discussions with concerned organisations as it is necessary to form an advertisement board to implement the law, reads the statement.
The government on Wednesday directed distributors of foreign television channels to broadcast them in Nepal without advertisements from October 23, warning of legal action against those who fail to comply.