New Regulation of OTT Services Eyed in Singapore

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

The Singapore government has received recommendations from a panel of experts on how to adapt to ongoing “convergence” which is bringing more and more video content to Singaporeans online.   The recommendations include extension to major online payers (theoretically even those located outside Singapore, but who target the local market) of Singapore’s content censorship standards as well as licensing requirements and fees.   They also envision implementation of “site blocking” to restrain easy access to a list of global pirate websites and new requirements for the pay-TV industry to subsidize creation of Singaporean TV content.

CASBAA participated in discussions with the expert panel; our submission and other documents are available to members only, here

The government will now consider which of these recommendations to implement.   Some will require new legislation.   A public consultation on the proposals is likely, in January 2013.

The “Final Report of the Media Convergence Review Panel” can be downloaded ­here


CASBAA's submission to MDA of Singapore on mobile broadcasting services

Thursday, 17 January 2008

CASBAA writes to the Media Development Authority of Singapore on policy and regulatory framework for mobile broadcasting services in the country.

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MDA conducts second public consultation on proposed changes to media market conduct code

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

The Media Development Authority of Singapore is conducting a second public consultation on proposed changes to the Media Market Conduct Code to promote fair market conduct and effective competition.

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