DTH licenses to be issued from October

07:10 PM | 13 Aug, 2016
DTH licenses to be issued from October
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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will begin issuing permits to companies for making and operating DTH (Direct-to-Home) services in the country from October.

Addressing a press conference here Saturday, PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam said the first DTH license would be issued in October which would help promote national language and acculturation.

He said the services of all illegal Indian DTH available in the Pakistani would be terminated.

The PEMRA Chairman said he was taking steps to ensure transparency within the system so that no one could point fingers at it. If anyone had objected to PEMRA’s decisions, courts could be bordered on. The PEMRA respected the court decisions, he added.

He said the people in remote areas would be benefitted from DTH services, which would also help improve the standard of programmes telecast by the electronic media.

DTH is a digital satellite service that provides television viewing services directly to subscribers through satellite transmission anywhere in the country.

The signals are digital by nature and are received directly from the orbiter.

The digital signals provide optimum quality in all characteristics and get to viewing an absolute joy.

The PEMRA Chairman expressed the hope that the electronic media would follow code of conduct and the owners would initiate programs for improving the professional skills of journalists.