PEMRA relaxes licensing regime for mobile TV -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PEMRA relaxes licensing regime for mobile TV

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in a bid to promote latest trends and technologies for growth of private electronic media in Pakistan has approved relaxation of licensing regime for Mobile TV.

The Authority in a press release said that opening up of private electronic media for new technologies would result in socioeconomic uplift of the country. The Authority has, therefore, approved Mobile TV (Content Provision Service) licensing on a case-to-case basis for five years’ tenure, based on a PEMRA study report, by considering Mobile TV (Content Provision Service) as Value Added Service (VAS).

Mobile TV License fee would be Rs 500,000/-. Scope of Mobile TV licensees would be delivery of PEMRA licensed TV channels and FM radio content. Companies registered with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) with minimum paid-up capital of Rs 3 million, having prior PTA (CVAS) registration and fulfilling other PEMRA legal formalities/eligibility criteria would be eligible to apply.

PEMRA has decided that half of the gross revenue earned every year through this service shall be allocated for establishment of PEMRA Electronic Media Research & Development fund. Objectives of this fund would be: electronic media growth and development; funding research projects relating to electronic media; employment facilitation for electronic media students; internship stipends for electronic media students; organising electronic media workshops and seminars; facilitating industry for achieving digitalisation objectives and provision of loans for dissemination of electronic media services in remote and under-developed parts of the country.

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