Pemra issues warning to TV channels -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pemra issues warning to TV channels

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued warning to TV channels for violating its terms and conditions.

As per terms and conditions of license, a TV channel can broadcast up to 10 per cent of total foreign content which constitutes maximum 2 hours and forty minutes duration in total broadcast of 24 hours.

While the channels Play TV, OYE, Indus Music and Oxygen were observed airing excessive foreign content on their channels beyond the permissible limit which sometimes contained vulgar and indecent content, said a press release received here.

Similarly, Royal TV has been granted license for entertainment category but the channel has been persistently airing news and current affairs programme in sheer disregard to its license category.

The channels have been issued reasonable notices/warnings in past but no visible compliance was witnessed on their part. The authority in a meeting recently held had taken a serious notice of such violations and had decided to impose fine of Rs one million on all TV channels involved in repeat violation after giving them reasonable warning and time to address their misconduct.

The authority has given a final deadline of 30 days to all these channels to correct their content as per the mandate of their respective license.
Source: The News
Date:8/19/2011