PEMRA Shortlisted 12 companies to start Pak DTH service on Paksat. The Pakistan regulatory authority for electronic media (PEMRA) has shortlisted 12 companies on Monday to narrow the selection in the first auction of direct broadcast services, first direct to home TV service in Pakistan to be started on Paksat1R satellite on 23 November.
At a press conference, the president of PEMRA, said, three licenses will be auctioned through open tenders. The operation against the illegal use of Indian DTH would continue until disposal. Adding that, despite the protests of cable operators to for the ban of DTH service in Pak, the use of the Indian DTH TV service in a time when Indian army violated the LOC and killing hundreds of Kashmiri people is out of the question. Mr Alam said that the Pakistani DTH would not only be a source of promoting national culture, but also the country’s economic benefit.
The director of PEMRA also announced that the National Press Club would receive a VHF radio license.
In response to a question about the unlawful termination of the employee benefits of several electronic media houses, he said that PEMRA would take any action according to the law, adding that most cable operators are cooperating with the authorities.
The listed companies for dth auction are Orient Electronics Lahore, Mag Entertainment Lahore, Skyflix Islamabad and Startimes Communications Islamabad, Sardar Builders Islamabad, Smart Sky Islamabad and Parus Media and Broadcast Islamabad, Naya Tel Islamabad, Maestro Media Distribution Islamabad, Shahzad Sky Islamabad, HB DTH Islamabad, and IQ Communications Karachi.
So, it is the best time now for Pak to start first direct to home TV, DTH service in the country with the help of Paksat 1R KU band TPs. Pakistan 1R satellite is capable to provide a good dth service for Pakistan.