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Private producers slam Pakistan Television PTV policies

KARACHI- Those having direct or indirect affiliation with Pakistan Television (PTV) have a lot of complaints about the non-professional approach of the managers and established producers who decide things and matters on the basis of “liking and disliking.” A group of artists and drama producers allege that they are facing difficulties in getting their productions […]


Government to allow private TV, radio channels

ISLAMABAD -The policy of the Government of opening up and deregulating state-owned TV and Radio, besides providing opportunity to people from all segments of society, including politicians to express their views on the electronic media is “a reflection of its commitment” to free flow of information in the country and transparency in governance, noted Federal […]


Film, Television Department to be set up at National College of Art (NCA)

LAHORE -Film and Television Department will be set up at the National College of Art (NCA) by September 2002 to cope with the growing need of trained film and TV persons at par with any where in the world, according to Sajida Vandal, Principal National College of Arts. Sajida said that for materializing the idea […]


Radio Pakistan to get 3 new transmitters

ISLAMABAD- The government has approved three medium wave 100 Kilowatt transmitters for news and current affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan to extend its transmission to the far-flung areas of the country. Federal Secretary for Information Syed Anwar Mahmood disclosed this while speaking at the closing ceremony of 11-day workshops for current affairs producers organized by […]


Private companies can buy, sell Pakistan Television (PTV) shows

KARACHI- The Private production companies will now have an opportunity to buy programmes produced by the Pakistan Television (PTV) and later sell them again to PTV. This was revealed by the General Manger (GM) of Karachi Television Centre, Ather Waqar Azeem, at a Press preview held in connection with the new quarter programmes, at the […]


Private Television channels before year’s end: Anwer Mahmood

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan’s media played constructive role by maintaining high standards of professionalism, credibility and objectivity while reporting the event, during the recent Pakistan India Summit at Agra. This was the unanimous view of the speakers while addressing a seminar on “The role of Pakistan Media at Agra Summit”, organised by. English-language daily The Pakistan Observer […]


Pakistan Television (PTV) witnesses declining trend during last three years

LAHORE- Pakistan television market has witnessed a declining trend in the recent past and during the last three years sales of TV sets have dropped from 600,000 to 400,000 annually. However at present, market has become stagnant. Ashraf Sajid, Marketing Manager, Samsung Electronics, Gulf, said that though in the wake of various measures adopted by […]


Cable television connection

PESHAWAR- The number of connections of newly introduced Cable TV Network in NWFP has reached around the figure of 12,000 during one year, according to Nisar Ahmad Khan, in charge of regional office, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). He said that though they have not the exact figures of connections, an estimated 12,000 connections were there. […]


Cable Television lines cut, stolen in Kohat

KOHAT- Unidentified persons cut off cable line in various parts of the city and 150 meter long main wire was stolen in KDA in the middle of night. The transmission could not be resumed in many parts till filing of the report as the cable operators were reluctant to lay new wire blaming some people […]


700 Journalists to cover summit

ISLAMABAD- A record number of 700 journalists of World media will cover the historic Agra summit. According to All India Radio (AIR), about 350 journalists from India’s national media and other 115 from Pakistan will be joined by correspondents from United States, Russia, Britain, Germany, China, Japan, Iran, Middle East, South East Asian nations and […]


Cable operators asked to enforce rules

KARACHI- A meeting was held between the representatives of the Consumer Protection Council of the Help line Trust with Director General (License Enforcement), Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and representative of Global Communication regarding poor services of cable operators. The problems, being faced by cable operators due to power breakdowns, low voltage and cable thefts were […]


Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) to check violation of rules by cable operators

KARACHI- Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) is considering to formulate an effective system to check violation of the rules by the Cable Operators as complaints against the services of licensed cable operators are in on the rise in the city. The cable operators continuously violate the regulations set by the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) and do […]


Pakistan Television (PTV) shelves cable TV network project

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Television (PTV) has shelved a plan to launch cable TV network, providing facilities to view 100 TV channels. The licence which the PTV management has acquired from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for launching these channels after paying a fee of Rs 1.5 million, will become invalid next month. It was valid […]


FM-100 transmission area expanded

LAHORE- The transmission area of private radio channel FM-100 has been expanded following installation of latest imported equipment. This was stated by Gulfam Saeed Production and Programme Controller of FM-100. He said that the voice and transmission quality also improved considerably after the installation of new equipment. He claimed that owing to excellent programming and […]