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DTH services to be launched soon, says Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said Direct To Home (DTH) services will soon be launched in the country.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad, she said the technology was aimed at providing quality entertainment to the people.

“The initiative is part of the vision of the government to change the landscape of the country on the technological front as well,” she said

The minister also directed the management of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) to initiate the work at earliest for launching DTH services.

“PTV should launch DTH to provide state of the art, affordable, uninterrupted and quality services to the viewers as being made available by the state broadcasters across the region and around the world.”

Read More: What is DTH and how will it operate in Pakistan?

The state minister said that it was part of the policy of the ruling government to change the digital landscape of the country which also included the introduction of latest mobile technology (4G/5G).

She directed the PTV management to submit a detailed proposal for introduction of DTH services within the next seven days.

Marriyum further directed that the best available systems capable of providing quality services should be acquired and while preparing the proposal utmost consideration should be given to ensuring transparency in the whole process.

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“Once the proposal is firmed up, due process would be followed for the introduction of the best DTH services commensurate with the international standards,” she said.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and PTV.

What is DTH?

The DTH technology enables a broadcasting company to directly beam the signal to your TV set through a receiver that is installed in the house. There is no need for a separate cable connection.

In this a dish is placed outside a home which helps in receiving the signals and broadcasting the transmission onto a television. The signals are digital by nature and are received directly from the satellite. The digital signals provide optimum quality in all features and make viewing an absolute pleasure. Features like 1080i resolution, 16:9 Wide Aspect Ratio, 5 Times Digital Picture Quality and HDD Sound add to the incredible experience of television viewing.

With DTH, you will also be able to view High Definition (HD) channels, more number of dth channels and you can customize the package as per your choices.

There are also widespread complaints of piracy of foreign channels by some of the local cable TV operators as well as individuals. Establishment of DTH service with proper authorization is expected to eliminate such gray market activity to a large extent.



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