Pemra takes action against 14 illegal cable operators
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday took action against 14 cable TV operators for illegally running channels, including CDs’ channels.
“Pemra, being determined not to let any unwanted practice by cable TV operators, has taken action against another 14 cable TV operators distributing un-authorised and illegal channels, including CD channels, which were prohibited under the law,” said a press release issued here.
The Pemra enforcement team raided the premises of these 14 cable TV operators in Lahore and impounded gadgets and equipment being used. This is in addition to three major cable Head-ends seized by Pemra last week on account of similar violation.
The cable operators have been issued notices under the Pemra law to refrain from distributing pirated, proscribed an unregistered channels and CDs. Similar apprehensions were also raised by the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting in its meetings.
The committee has directed the Pemra to take stern action against the distribution of illegal CD channels, pirated content, illegal health advertisements and disproportionate foreign content.
The names of cable networks against whom the Pemra Regional Office, Punjab, has recent taken action are as follows: M/s Bright Multimedia Cable N/W, M/s Super Tech Multimedia Cable N/W, M/s Ashiq Cable N/W, M/s Dees Multimedia Cable, M/s Baig Dialog Cable, M/s New Hollywood Cable, M/s New Universal cable, M/s Regal Star Cable, M/s Max Cable, M/s Pioneer Cable, M/s Gulf Cable, M/s New Star Multimedia Cable, M/s Vision Multimedia Cable, M/s Power Cable and M/s Multimedia Cable Network, Lahore.
Source: The News