The Ministry of Information and Communications recently released Version 5 of the draft decree ("Draft Decree") amending Decree No. 06 06/2016/ND-CP of the Government dated 18 January 2016 on the management, provision, and use of radio and television services ("Decree No. 06"). The Draft Decree has been sent to stakeholders for consultation purposes and amendments are continuously being made.
The most notable change in the Draft Decree is the removal of all sections relating to "on-demand service on the Internet" ("ODSI"), which explicitly covers over-the-top ("OTT") content services. It does however appear that changes have been made only to the structure and not the substance, in other words, the Draft Decree will likely instead regulate OTT content services.
To find out more about the proposed amendments to Decree No. 6, you can download our client alert here.