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Pakistan Television code of ethics to be strictly applied on cable

ISLAMABAD- All license holders of cable television networks in the country will have to observe the same code of ethics as prevailing on the Pakistan Television. This was stated by a spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Spokesman said so far, the PTA has issued 800 licenses to cable TV operators throughout Pakistan. Under […]


Incentives for film industry in the offing

LAHORE- The Punjab government is actively considering to support the crumbling film industry through various incentives, one of them being to fix or reduce the rate of excise duty on cinema houses. Official sources informed that the package of incentives had almost been finalised and it was likely to be sent to the competent authorities […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) warns cable operators against screening of video cassettes, DVD’s

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has warned cable TV operators against screening programmes through the VCR or DVD saying it was “illegal.” In a notification the Licensing Department of the PTA said if the practice was not stopped “forthwith, the Authority will be constrained to take legal action” against defaulters. The notification quoted clause 6.11 […]


Star TV Network warns

KARACHI- Star TV network in Pakistan has warned all those individuals, cable and satellite television operators who are involved in unauthorized distribution of international satellite television services without proper authorization of the owners. In a press release issued it was revealed that Star TV with the assistance of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) is monitoring […]


Radio artistes given national awards

KARACHI- Twenty-three writers, artistes, producers, and engineers were awarded the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Regional Excellence Award 2000 at a colourful ceremony that lasted about three years at the FTC Auditorium and went on the air as well on Saturday night. The ceremony was the third of the regional award ceremonies held this year. Earlier, […]


Government will launch new Television Channel on IT

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Dr, Ata ur Rahman has said that a new Television Channel will be launched to impart the education of Information technology to the masses. The launch of new TV channel is aimed at promotion of Information Technology in the country to meet the new challenges, he said in […]


Probe ordered into sacking of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) announcers

RAWALPINDI- Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation has ordered an inquiry into the termination of announcers by the PBC Rawalpindi, in violation of the directions of the Ministry of Information and Media Development. A number of announcers and comperes were terminated on January 01, 2001, according to a representative of the sacked announcers. The ministry had ordered the […]


Case filed in US court against Pakistan Television (PTV) Managing Director

ISLAMABAD- The Norway-based Scandinavian Satellite System (SSS) has filed a case in a US court against PTV Managing Director Yousaf Baig, and London-based Prime TV for infringing a copyright agreement. The company accused the PTV MD of working against the interests of Pakistan. It claimed that it held the exclusive license for PTV programmes outside […]


Pakistan Television (PTV) to go ahead with telecast in North America

ISLAMABAD- Television will go ahead with the telecast of its programmes in North America, as a court has granted a stay in its favour after few of a suit against Scandinavian Satellite System (SSS), said PTV. The decisions have already been conveyed to the lawyers of SSS in the US,’ the national channel said. A […]


Suit filed in US court to stop Pakistan Television (PTV) programmes

ISLAMABAD- The Norwegian-based Scandinavian Satellite System (SSS) has filed a suit in US District Court, Washington, against Pakistan Television and the UK-based Prime TV, seeking injunction to restrain them from airing and broadcasting PTV programmes in the United States. Claiming copyright ownership of the PTV programming outside Pakistan, the SSS has invoked US laws on […]


RMC examines complaints against Cable TV operators

KARACHI- The first meeting of the Regional Monitoring Committee for Cable TV Operations (Sindh and Balochistan) met here at the Regional office of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority under the chairmanship of Irshad Khan and examined 13 complaints received against cable TV operators. The meeting, which was also attended by Chairman PTA, Mian Muhammad Javed, decided to […]


Pakistan Television Authority (PTA) issue 46 licences to cable TV operators

LAHORE- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has so far issued 46 licences to cable operators for facilitating people to have easy and economical access to Pakistani and foreign satellite channels in the country. “The process for awarding 276 more licenses is in progress,” Muhammed Saeed, a senior official of PTA said at an open forum on […]


General Manager Pakistan Television Islamabad appointed

ISLAMABAD- Director Special Force Pakistan Television (PTV) Mustafa Kamal Mandokhel has been appointed as General Manager, PTV Islamabad Centre. Earlier, Director News Shakoor Tahir was holding the additional charge of the general manager Islamabad centre. Source: The News Date:4/18/2000


Government to regulate cable TV Channels

ISLAMABAD- The government decided to regulate the sector of Cable TV Channels and authorised Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to invite applications for the issuance of licences. Javed Jabbar told a Press briefing that the decision was taken at the Federal Cabinet meeting held here under the chairmanship of Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf. Though the full […]