Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has decided to regulate the OTT (Over the Top) and Web TV in the country.
The development came when Chairman Pemra, Muhammad Salim Baig, was talking to the correspondents of local news channels. He said that Pemra is planning to introduce licensing process through which latest technology will be regulated in the country and it will help Pakistan tackle fast moving world’s growth.
According to sources, Pemra has concluded a meeting with PTA and working on the first draft of the policy to regulate web tv. A task force has been formulated by the authorities while they will provide summary on 28th February.
Pemra has also started process to award five Teleport Licenses. With the help of Teleport technology, satellite TV channels will be able to up-link their signals. Not only it will be cost effective, it will provide users with better service.
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Chairman Pemra was of the view that the authority has done enough to curb the menace of Indian DTH. A new issuance process of DTH licenses for satellite channels will commence this month and it will create employment opportunities for more than 10,000 citizens. Moreover, it will attract an investment up to $500 million.