That one time when Priyanka Chopra wore a silver figure hugging outfit and lured you to buy a bottle of Blenders Pride, you probably must have not known the impact that advertisements cause! Advertisements play a huge role in our lives. From getting their jingles memorized to instantly buying products just based on the way it is marketed, Indians and probably the whole wide world has come a long way.
A few days ago, The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) discussed television advertisements around online gaming. The MIB’s notice to MPL about its advertisement states that their ads could be the examined by a provision of the Cable Television Network Act which prohibits ads that could potentially mislead the public into believing that a product has miraculous qualities. They also cited the Advertising Standards Council of India’s (ASCI) self-regulatory code which requires transparency around ads urging people to partake in lotteries or prize competitions and the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, which prohibits false or misleading ads.
While so many points are taken into consideration to let an online gaming advertisement to air on television, the work of others in the business are probably being overlooked. Here’s how –
While these are just a few problems of the advertisements we currently watch, here’s why online gaming ads must be allowed on television:
Online gaming has drastically increased the scope and size of video game culture. Online games have attracted players from a variety of ages, nationalities, and occupations. These are just a few reasons among the several others for online gaming advertisements to be aired on television. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com to read about online gaming.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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