Pemra seizes 78 cable networks equipment for defying SC order
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday raided various cable distribution networks across the country and seized systems of about 78 cable TV networks allegedly defying the orders of the Supreme Court as well as the Pemra laws.
The Pemra has received a list of nearly 100 cable TV operators across the country from the legal counsel of Geo Super, alleging them of running illegal satellite TV channels showing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 matches other than Geo Super, said a Pemra press release on Friday.
The legal counsel of Geo Super had also informed the Pemra of various cable TV distribution networks involved in buffering and shuffling of channel position of Geo Super in disregard to the orders of the apex court and the Pemra orders communicated from time to time.
The Pemra, while taking cognisance of the violations, had already served three-day warning notices to all such cable TV operators which were involved in alleged activities.
Some prominent cable TV networks raided by the Pemra enforcement teams are: Islamabad/Rawalpindi: DAHI Telemen (Pvt) Ltd, Pasban Cable TV Operators, SA Cable Network, Regal Cable Network, Unicom (Pvt) Ltd, Five Star Cable Network, Shan Cable Network; Lahore: Ashiq Cable Network, New Star Cable Network, British Cable Network, Sahar Cable Network, OK Video Cable Network, Power Cable Network, Bright Multi Media Cable Network, Global Cable Network, Four Star Cable Network, Cable & Cable Network; Faisalabad: Mediacom Cable Network; Karachi: Sky Multi Services, PECHS, Delta Cable Network, Akhtar Colony, Highway Communication, Sohrab Goth, Lucky Communication, Orangi Town, Media Plus Communication, Karachi Cable Services, Pakistan Cable Services, New Digi Cable Network (Pvt) Ltd., DHA, Delta Communication, DHA, Greek Vista, World Call Cable (Pvt) Ltd; Hyderabad: Universal Cable Communication, City Cable Communication; Sukkur: Star Cable TV Network; Multan: Worldcall Cables (Pvt)Ltd., Sky Vision International, Digital City Cable Network, Baluch Cable Network; Quetta: Combined Broadband Cable TV Network and New Pakistan Cable TV Network.
Source: The News