PEMRA chairman urges cable operators to air more Pakistani channels

KARACHI: Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman Mirza Saleem Baig on Friday urged cable operators to air extra Pakistani channels, ARY Information reported.

Addressing a press convention, he warned of strict motion towards cable operators who shall be discovered airing Indian content material.

“Cable operators would not have permission to air Indian tv channels.”

The chairman additional stated he was properly conscious of the problems of the cable operators. “No matter we’re doing, we’re doing it for the betterment of the cable operators. We don’t need to subdue anybody and need to give reduction to them,” he added.

Learn extra: Pemra directs all channels to strictly adhere to media ethics

We’ve diminished annual charges of the cable operators, he continued.

He added, Pakistani DTH shall be launched by November of this yr in Pakistan and the identical can be out there available in the market by December.

Based on an estimate, greater than two million unlawful Indian DTH decoders of Dish TV, TATA SKY, Airtel, VideoCon, SunBig, Reliance and so forth. have been smuggled in Pakistan. This exercise therefore, is illegally laundering cash value US$ 200 million every year out of Pakistan placing loss to nationwide exchequer.

Apart from, these unlawful DTH are additionally a supply of distribution of unlawful & unlicensed TV channels in Pakistan in violation of Pemra legal guidelines.

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