Workshop on Over-the-Top Services Decree

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) is proposing to amend regulations on broadcasting services, namely the Government’s Decree 06/2016/ND‐CP, with stricter requirements on the content industry. The current draft extends the scope to include any forms of internet services that provide “visual and/or audio contents” to subscribers in Vietnam – including Over-The-Top (OTT) services.

The requirements, which include licensing, translation, censorship, and local content provisions, are seen as an unnecessary burden of businesses. In addition, the new requirements effectively exclude cross-border services from the Vietnamese market.

Why should you care? Because chances are that you use apps and services on your mobile and other devices that might be affected. In addition, these new burdens won’t help the development of Vietnam’s digital economy. The draft is under final review at MIC before submission to the Government Office.

AmCham members are invited to participate in a workshop jointly organized with VCCI on the morning of December 12 to discuss the draft rules on the management, provision and use of radio and television services in Vietnam.

EVENT:         Workshop on OTT Services Decree
DATE:           Wednesday, December 12
TIME:            8:00am – 11:30am
PLACE:          VCCI, 9 Dao Duy Anh Street, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi
COST:           None (registration in advance is required)

Please register your participation in this event by clicking on the button above or by calling the AmCham office at (84) 24.3934.2790.