Tag Archives: Pemra

Pakistan makes way for Indian films on private TV channels  

  The tables have turned now. The Pakistani court has enabled the screening of Indian films on private television channels with valid licenses. This will be according to their terms of agreement with the regulatory authority of the country. The Chief Justice from Lahore Court, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, has granted the permission to private [...]

PEMRA tracked down illegal cable and DTH operators

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), has raided cable network from electronic shops and has seized illegal hardware and DTH apparatus. DTH re-broadcasters and viewers watching Indian content and distributing Indian TV channels, have also been tracked down. According to Malik Qasim Nawaz, the general manager of PEMRA, foreign channels and dish antenna have [...]

PEMRA banned 11 illegal Christian channels

After the ban on Indian Channel, the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has blocked at least 11 Christian TV channels which are being ‘illegally’ run across the country. The religious channels broadcast programmes for Christians living in the country. The blocked channels are Isaac TV, Gawahi TV, God Bless TV, Barkat TV, Praise TV, Zindagi [...]

PEMRA suspends three TV licenses for court judges slander

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended the licenses of three TV channels for traducing the court judges, as well as broadcasting reckless analysis and comment against the judiciary. The three channels which have been penalised are Din News, Neo TV and Sach TV. Din News has seen its TV license suspended for [...]

PEMRA auctions three DTH licences worth INR 14.69 billion

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has auctioned three direct-to-home (DTH) license to highest bidders after 15 hours of bidding. The three licenses were sold for a sum of 14.69 billion INR (407.9 million USD). Eleven companies participated in the bidding process. The three successful bidders were Shahzad Sky Pvt Limited, Star Times Pakistan [...]

 Nickelodeon channels license suspended by PEMRA for Indian content

The license of Nickelodeon, the American basic cable and satellite television network, has been suspended by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The decision has been taken after Nickelodeon has aired cartoons dubbed in Hindi language. On October 19, PEMRA stated that the screening of all Indian content is prohibited on any satellite channel [...]

Telecast Technology to produce DTH equipment in Pakistan

Telecast Technology, a Chinese firm will be producing DTH equipment in Pakistan. The company is planning to set up a manufacturing industry in Pakistan for local production of set top boxes for DTH and digital cable TV. The technology company is specialised in the manufacture of digital CATV equipment Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) systems [...]

PEMRA to ban Indian content on TV

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has completely ban the airing of Indian content on local television. The ban will be effective as from October 21, as per a statement released by the regulatory authority. “Pemra, with the authority vested by the federal government, announces the cancellation of the one-sided rights given to India by [...]

PEMRA bans illegal Indian content in Pakistan

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned all illegal Indian content being consumed in the country through Direct- to- Home (DTH) services. Absar Alam, chairman of PEMRA revealed that there are over 3 million DTH consumers in the country. Furthermore, Alam announced that the authority would ensure that the satellite channels adhere to six [...]