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Supreme Court permits bidding of DTH licences

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has allowed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to hold auction of the DTH licences, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The bidding for Direct to Home (DTH) licences will start in Islamabad today. The PEMRA had filed an appeal in the apex court against a stay order of the Lahore High Court. The counsel of the regulatory authority, Salman Akram Raja, in his argument before a three-member bench of the Supreme Court said that the high court has stayed the auction in…

Cable services remain suspended for indefinite period across Pakistan

KARACHI: Cable operators’ suspension of services continued on Tuesday in various parts of the country following a strike call after refusal from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to postpone the auction of Direct-to-Home (DTH) service licences. To everyone’s surprise, the cable services were suspended in several cities of the country including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Quetta on Monday after Pemra refused to nudge on the auction of DTH service licences on November 23 and talks…

Cable operators suspend transmission in several parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Cable operators on Monday announced to indefinitely suspend cable transmission after talks with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar proved abortive, ARY News reported. The cable feed has started shutting down in several parts of the country. While, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is adamant to hold auction Direct to Home (DTH) service licenses on November 23. All Pakistan Cable Operators Association (APCOA) and Cable Operators Federation of Pakistan (COFP) had on November 15 postponed strike…

Pemra raids against devices telecasting Indian content

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Election Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) continues its crackdown against illegal Indian Direct To Home (DTH) devices and cable operators telecasting Indian content in the country, ARY News reported Sunday. According to details, Pemra and customs officials raided several markets in Islamabad and seized DTH, receivers and C-Lines. 4,131 illegal Indian DTHs, Low-noise block downconverters (LNBs) and C-Line receivers during the crackdowns. Pemra spokesman said that the media regulatory authority is also…