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Auction of DTH licences on 23rd

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Gross revenue advertisement reduced from 5 to 2pc from Jan 1, 2017 LAHORE: Auction of Direct-To-Home (DTH) licences will be held as per schedule on Nov 23.  This decision was made in a meeting which was presided over by Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, and attended by Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) chairman, Pakistan Electronic […]


DTH launch to inject $400m in media sector: PEMRA officials

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s media industry is poised to get a $400 million injection – the biggest ever investment in the sector – as the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is set to auction three licences for digital satellite television services next week. The successful launch of Direct-to-Home (DTH) services will be a game changer for […]


Pemra issues notice to private TV for airing Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday in a letter to Sabzbaat television issued a show cause notice for airing Indian content in its transmission. In its notice Pemra General Manager Operations wrote that daily transmission report of that television from November 4 to November 12, 2016 confirmed that channel had been airing […]


DTH license bidding: Pemra expects $400m investment in 3 years

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is expecting direct and indirect investment of $400 million through bidding of Direct to Home (DTH) licenses during the next three years. Senior PEMRA officials while talking to a group of journalists here on Thursday said that PEMRA will open bidding process to award 3 DTH licenses […]


BBC World Service to add Punjabi, 10 other languages

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LONDON: The BBC said on Wednesday that its World Service would begin broadcasting in 11 additional languages in a drive to reach millions more people. The World Service will add Indian languages Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu, as well as Punjabi, which is widely spoken in Pakistan and parts of India, and Korean, spoken in both […]


Cable operators threaten strike over DTH issue

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ISLAMABAD: Cable operators in the country are all set to cross swords with the electronic media watchdog over its decision to introduce Direct-to-Home (DTH) service. They have decided to go on strike if the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) did not accept their demand of postponing the process of introducing the DTH service by Friday. […]


PEMRA seeks ministry’s help in enforcing Indian DTH ban

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog has said it intends to enlist the defence ministry’s help in getting residents in cantonment areas and army-run housing societies to give up use of illegal Indian DTH service. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority will soon fire off a letter to the ministry on the subject. Its chairman Absar Alam says […]


Cable operators ask Pemra to stop auction of DTH

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PESHAWAR – The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (COAP) Peshawar chapter on Saturday appealed to Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Absar Alam to cancel the auction of Direct-to-Home (DTH) services and postpone its launching for the next three years. They also appealed to PEMRA to take stern action against those who were providing […]


TV channel office attack: two ‘IS’ men arrested

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LAHORE: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police claimed to have arrested two members of a militant organisation involved in attacking the bureau office of a private news channel in Sargodha last year. Some unidentified attackers had hurled a grenade at the Sargodha bureau of Express News channel on Dec 7, 2015 in which a security […]


Dawn shouldn’t be asked to reveal source: press council

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s print media watchdog on Thursday resolved that the committee constituted by the government to investigate the source of the leak behind Dawn’s Oct 6 story should not proceed against the newspaper or insist that it disclose its source. The unanimous view expressed by the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) is a landmark […]


67 cities awarded FM radio licences

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ISLAMABAD – Total of 67 cities were awarded FM Radio licences in 9th phase of FM licencing during a two-day open bidding process, which concluded yesterday. The bidding was held on November 7-8, 2016 at the PEMRA Headquarters, Islamabad. Total of 53 companies participated in the bidding for 77 FM Radio licences. The bidding for […]


PEMRA to implement CoD of electronic media

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ISLAMABAD – Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam yesterday said the PEMRA will play its role in implementation of electronic media Code of Conduct. He was talking to media persons here on the occasion of bidding process for auction of FM licences for 67 cities. He asked the media houses to promote […]


Artists’ community endorses Pemra’s decision to ban Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: Artist community has fully endorsed the decision taken by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban Direct To Home (DTH) service and Indian content. Famous Actor and Former Director General (DG) of Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) Tauqeer Nasir talking to APP said: “This decision should have been taken earlier but it […]


Bidding of FM Radio licences to be held on Nov 7, 8: Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: Bidding for FM Radio Licensing of Phase – IX has been scheduled to take place on November 7 and 8 here at Pemra Headquarters. Pemra is offering licences for 67 cities across the country and pre-qualified companies have been invited to participate in the bid. Pemra will award at least one FM Radio licence […]