Tag Archives: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

Cable network in Pakistan to be digitalized by September 2016

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Pakistan Cable Operators Association have signed an agreement for digitalizing the cable network in all major cities of the country by September 30 this year. Addressing a joint press conference at the Pemra Headquarters, the chairman of PEMRA Absar Alam said that 11 cities including Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, [...]

Pakistan mulls stringent censorship methods over objectionable content

Pakistan government has intended to amend the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Act 2007 which would enable PEMRA to de-link television signals in order to block transmission of objectionable content to cable operators and television sets. Post amendment, PEMRA will have the authority to de-link the signals of a specific television channel towards any [...]

PEMRA ropes in Digital Strategy Consulting Services for DTH licensing

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a Letter of Intent to rope in Digital Strategy Consulting Services which is based in Switzerland for an initiation of direct-to-home licensing in Pakistan. The firm will facilitate PEMRA to prepare an eligibility criteria, licence template, bidding methodology, determination of base price, recommendation on the number of [...]

Pakistan relaxes licensing regime for mobile TV

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has relaxed the licensing regime for Mobile TV as it aims to promote latest trends and technologies for the growth of private electronic media. PEMRA has approved Mobile TV (Content Provision Service) licensing for five years tenure and has considered mobile TV as a value added service. Mobile TV [...]

PEMRA aims to increase quality channels in Pakistan

Pakistan broadcasting regulatory, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), has planned to work closely with stakeholders and investors to increase the number of more quality channels, said Parvez Rathore, Chairman of PEMRA at a seminar on digitalisation. The initiative intends to fast track cable digitalisation process under International Telecom Union (ITU) deadline, the PEMRA [...]

PEMRA warns cable operators to stop illegal telecast

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed cable operators to stop illegal television broadcasting and to abide by PEMRA laws. PEMRA has issued notice to cable operators in a response to several complaints against illegal and unauthorised telecasting of TV channels, as per a report. PEMRA will penalise cable operators if they continue illegal [...]

ARY channel restores in Pakistan

Pakistani news channel, ARY News, has been restored in Pakistan. The channel has received stay order from the Sindh High Court against the suspension of its licence by the regulator, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). PEMRA has withdrawn its suspension order. The regulator had cancelled ARYs license for a period of 15 days and [...]