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What is DTH and how will it operate in Pakistan

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) auctioned the country’s first three Direct-To-Home (DTH) licenses for Rs. 14.7 billion on Wednesday but many of the television users in Pakistan are still unaware of the basics of the service. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO IN URDU So What is DTH actually? Definition: 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…

PEMRA awards three DTH licenses in Islamabad auction

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) auctioned the country's first three Direct-To-Home (DTH) licenses for Rs. 14.7 billion on Wednesday, ARY News reported. Pemra had shortlisted 12 companies for participation in the first auction for DTH service licences, which were awarded to three companies. In the first round of the auction, the bids from the companies were received in sealed letters whereas open bidding took place in the second round. The highest bid for the DTH license was offered…

Cable operators call off strike after LHC halts DTH auction

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued a stay order halting the impending auction of Direct-to-Home (DTH) services on 23 November by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).  Justice Ayesha A. Malik was heading a three-member bench, which stated that the matter was currently being head in court. The court stated that a verdict has been reserved on the matter but will not be issued now. Therefore, it was inappropriate that PEMRA was holding the auction in these circumstances. The court after…

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…