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Court rejects petition on OTT firms

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Jakarta   /   Sat, January 16 2021   /  01:00 am
The Constitutional Court building in Jakarta(kompas.com/File)

The Constitutional Court has rejected a judicial review petition of the Broadcasting Law filed by private television stations RCTI and iNews TV to establish an equal situation for broadcasting media and over-the-top (OTT) digital content and service providers. The court rejected the petition, stating that the law did not hinder the public from exercising their rights to conduct business freely. Constitutional Court chief justice Anwar Usman read out the ruling during a hearing on Thursday, as reported by kompas.com. In their judicial review petition filed in September last year, the two television stations argued that Article 1 of the law discriminated against broadcast media. The law defines broadcasting as the transmission of information via radio frequency through the air, cable or other media. Read also: RCTI, iNews TV under fire following petition to classify OTT firms as b...