ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Saturday lodged a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) against Geo Super and Geo News for illegally using footage from PTV Sports, as PTV Sports has only rights for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
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Subsequently, PEMRA issued a statement directing Geo News and Geo Super to stop airing live or recorded footages of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in any manner. “All other satellite TV channels are also directed to refrain from airing illegal footage from PTV Sports,” it further said.
The PEMRA statement also directed all cable operators not to air any illegal sports channel, warning the violators of strict action.