Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to launch a crackdown against illegal Indian satellite dishes and illegal Indian content on Satellite television channels, and cable networks.
Announcement was made by Mr. Absar Alam, Chairman PEMRA, during a press conference in Islamabad today.
Mr. Alam said that Cable TV operators broadcasting illegal Indian TV channels will be dealt severally and there’s a blanket ban on Indian DTH service providers.
Similarly, all Pakistani TV channels can air Indian content with less than 6% of total air time, starting October 15th, 2016.
With 6% Indian content, a total of 10% foreign content can be shown at most by local TV channels.
This means that a total of 2 hours and 24 minutes can filled at most with foreign content out of which a maximum of one hour and 26 minutes can be Indian content.
Any additional airtime for Indian or foreign content on local TV channels will result into legal action from PEMRA, the chairman said.
Chairman emphasized that import of Indian DTH equipment and cards has been banned and there’s already an ongoing action against those who sell Indian DTH or help consumers load their subscription charges.
FIA, in collaboration with PTA, other authorities, has been hunting for Indian DTH operators in Pakistan.
In an ongoing operation, the bank accounts, branchless banking accounts, mobile numbers and websites of those operating Indian DTH services in Pakistan have been shut down for selling Indian DTH equipment and subscriptions.
Damn! i wanted to setup DISH TV… it’s actually fantastic…seriously….. legalize the system than banning it… Cablewalas probably paid off these guys…
To legalize, Dish TV needs a license in Pakistan. Will they even want to get it? Secondly, Indian channels on legalized DTH will also need landing rights. Will they get it? No.
Actually Indian DTH have content licence for India only, even they block Cards being used in UAE if UAE govt asks them
Rules are made to feed the corrupt
You are right. They don’t want to ban the DTH services (on the basis of morality) they just want that it should be int he control of government and in this way they want to make money.
In the last two days, there are reports today of police taking bribes from the people in houses in which they have seen dish antennas. The police is doing it because they heard PEMRA has threatened to raid homes where they see dish antennas
cablewalas are using dishtv decoeders too. if u are such in hurry buy a sim based decoder with sharing
Hall Road full of Indian DTH They can never seize equipment due to political influence
Hall Road people are amazingly “innocent”. They are burning alleged porn DVDs in large bonfires for press while on the other hand selling satellites that can be used to get non-Islamic channels (and that includes porn) at same time.
Same with Regal Saddar.
indeed. This is mere a tactic to scare away people towards buy Mansha’s DTH.
When u go there they recommend u to buy that… ahhh. anyways I am happy on card sharing.
is cline or cardsharing included in this ban ?
(there is no financial in cline its all working on sharing methodology or free ware just like FTA)
no idea. But I dont think so it should be banned as we are not sending any money to India.
Why he is not giving license.delaying again and again….
Exactly. Its better to bring an alternative rather than banning things. When they will be providing the solution as Pakistan DTH. why one would go for Indian DTH.
Agar Pakistan mein DTH aa bhi gaya to 200 ya 300 se ziada channel to ayen gay hi nhi kyun k sare channel to banned hain. kam az kam 999 channels ate hain indian DTH per.
Badar Betay Ye Apni Baji Ki Pic Lagai Hui Ha Kya??
Kyun ap ko koi problem hai
nahe ate, most of them are repeats. see lyngsat
What is and which country lyng sat?
oh bhai agar dish na ho to na kaha karo. I am talking about website called lyngsat.
Lyngsat per online channels dekh sakte hain?
o bhai lyngsat only talks about satellite and frequencies. If u are looking for iptv then use kodi with plugins.
But wahan free channel dekh sakte hain online apko nahi pata
Only few fta only
Yeah but kodi is a movies watching plateform not live tv and not iptv
check out plugins.
How can i get plugins?
I have a dth what to do now. I want to take it down
Good Move by the PEMRA we should ban all Indian related things……look at how they see us (Pakistanis) always trying their best to destabilize pakistan by plotting terrorism and blaming it on pakistan,jealous of our friendship with china,and prosperity of Pakistan and treat our kashmiri brothers and sisters.We should unitedly boycott every indian products and find the alternative
Americans see us worse, let’s ban all American content and products.
Nope Indians see us a hell on earth.
Americans don’t see us that bad at least they make a Good Export Partner on the other hand what has India given us always trying to sully Pakistan image
You Indian puppet. Have you seen that they do not allow any Pakistani TV channel in India? Never. Better move to India if you want everything which ruined our society.
You can watch 20 pakistani channels on dishtv!!
NO! thats sri lankan dishtv not indian one.
You idiot, have you seen the amount of Indian, English, Porn on web? Do you want to ban that too?
Pakistani Musicians and dramas earn millions from India. Do you want to ban that too?
because they are patriotic and love their country and sorry to say we dont love our country people like us vote for that candidate who made “Pakki Nalli” in front of our home…. Bagladesh established in 1971 and have their DTH ….we launched one satellite which even not works in Pakistan ….We are even worse than 1947 in economic growth….our country cant progress like this….we need to change ourselves and this corrupt system
Are you aware of the World affairs and matters go see some of their news websites and see all the hate their for the Pakistani Nation
I am amazed at seeing our own Pakistanis still trying to defend India
As for the Americans they are like that to everyone……at least they make a Good Export Partner and invest in Pakistan.
The DVD rental shops will be doing booming business
I purchased dish tv in December 2015 and it’s great, feeling sad if subscription renew agents are hunted down.
they will be.
try TATASKY which is even better many times compare to DTV
is tata working on sharing?
yes sd and few hd
Company sever or do u know anyone who is selling cline?
yes i know someone who is selling
I want to try that
Pakistan DTH will be Big flop because usmain channel be max under 200 ho gaye or mostly Pakistan people like Indian content even i don’t like Indian drama channel but on Dishtv it has all the sports channel In FULL HD and in Pak DTH u will not see sports channel PTCL smarttv is 480p so before banning it make your Full HD DTH
why people will even bother indian tv when they can watch on official channels of indian tv on youtube.
Nope wrong info, people use to like Indiot content till Pakistani Drama industry were struggling, but HumTv & Ary Digital & also Indiot Paid Tv (GEO) have produced pretty good drama & about sport lol People aren’t a die hard fan of sports in Pakistan, its Just Cricket & unlike Indiots (cricket is there religion) for us its just a game, who cares category !! so PTV SPORT even can do the job for us (with trillions of add) but its ok, atleast Pakistani tu hai…………….& PEMRA should make sure that no Indiot shit is available in market then for sure Pakistani DTH will be Hit :))
Now that’s where u shine as total ignorant , pcb sold matches rights to tensports which was owned 100 percent by zee tv India. Who told Pakistani board to sell rights of match broadcast to them? Ptv buys feed from them to show you matches nothing more than that.
Lolz, bhai is se pehle 15-20 baar tu aisa order main parh chuka hon. Aaj tak tu ban nahi hua koi Indian content.
Yeh khabar jab TV par chali tab bhi woh Indian Ads ke bech main hi chali hogi, ya phir indian song dub kar ke.
Kuch nahi hona, yeh wohi baat hai ke India ne kashmir par buhat zulm kar dia hai is bar main hum break ke baad baat karte hain..
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JazakAllah bhai aapke comment ke liye, bas mere Allah ki kurdrat hai sab :-)
MashaAllah aapka name bhi kitna pyara hai “Ramzan”, Duaon mian yaad rakhiye ga…
It is just to scare away cable operators to buy original packages from Indian channels instead of showing it from tatsky,videocon, dishtv stb.
So in a way Indian Channels ke faiday ke liye yeh ehtimam horaha hai ?
yea. Cable operators have to buy a special type of decoder and pay high subscription fee per channel to the channel owner.
Hahaha true. Paiso ke pujari
well if u guys have a fiber net connection (stormfiber + transworld etc gives 15 – 30 mbps connection within 3-4.5k per month ) all u need a free hd iptv list from internet. use that to watch 999 + channels buffer free
kodi? but man many channels still buffer.
Limit is Limit. Now its time to promote Pakistani Channels. Agree with PEMRA action.
It’s too late and also thoughtless. Ban whatever you want but what does pemra give as alternative??? You may cry and agree but 99.9 percent others will still buy satellite dishes or stream the content they want from Internet.
Pemra have stupidly long procedures for landing rights and nonsensical requirements. They should be attracting international channels like those in India such as universal and fox and star Hong Kong, movies now and Romedy
They have no licensing for over the top streaming services. They are sadly lost in 1980s decade when world started to migrate from analogue to digital.
Chairman pemra has weak technical and licensing advisors.
India has won the dth wars and almost won content war also. Pakistan so far back. As a Pakistani I am ashamed of PEMRA and the institution it has become.
Actually in this decade many countries moved from analogue tv to dvb-t standard ,even countries in Africa have digital tv but Pakistan is stupidly trying hard to shift cable to digital first
konsi limit? jab apna na iptv hai kisi kam ka nahe hi dth planing. Indian DTH is more than 10 years old.
Aam Admi or ye Abdul or ju bhi Indiots kay favor may hai …. Wahi ja kay maro, We Pakistani’s even will watch PTV whole day/night if its 24 hrs a day channel lol, but Indiots can go to hell, aur abay TV dekhtay hi kiu ho !! dump the TV & start using youtube logo kay Vlogs check karo ziada achay hotay hai :p
U must be stupid to link me as a fan of Indian tv. The point is you have not even watched Pakistani channels on paksat so you don’t know anything about content on Pakistani tv channels. Most of them have just Indian movies and tv shows. Just look at Pakistani newspapers they only talk about Indian Bollywood news. Can u even dare to say anything about them? Dth needs huge investment and Pakistani governments had no plan to challenge cable lobby but now they are starting dth to make revenue for more corruption nothing else.
qmobile or oppo ads will they count them as indian content or not…if they don’t then lanat hai in pemra walon pr bhi…
Bilkul theek kaha Dr Shahab aur jo news bulletins main Indian songs dubbed hote hain har news ke sath woh kis khaatey main jaega? Indian/Pakistani/Mix?
bhai forget these ads just tell me whenever u turn tv why there are indian dramas or indian movies displayed on Pakistani tv? Just look at Paksat all pakistani channels showing total Indian content.
bilkul sahi kahan dost
websites still active
control the import, sale, purchase and use of illegal Indian satellite dishes in the country………….. He is a fool. No one imports dishes from India only STB is imported from there via Afghan border according to many newspapers.
Why even Indiot content is been allowed for even 6% (1 hr 26 min’s), even though PEMRA is fully adopted son of NS Mafia, but still appreciate there decision against Indiot contents.
The most important question is why shows like big boss and comedy nights with kapil are imported?. Why there is no oversight on these kind of shows?
Yes its very strict orders yesterday at 9:20 Pm all indian Channels whose broadcast on DISH TV DTH are not showing. Only few channels are showing
well they can also remove that too if they know cccam.
Even Bangladesh have launched their own DTH and we are still in analogue cable era and doing these cheap steps when world is trying to settle down on Mars
Bangladesh launched DTH same say they started crackdown. They are clever and they did the right thing. Forget analogue cable tell me why ptv is still using same old analogue technology on airwaves? why it is not shutdown yet? even countries in Africa have turned off analogue tv.
Yes they should have digitize but i know areas where even analog is not available :) this is Pakistan dear ….Approx everyone who has LED have bought TATASKY,Videcon or Dish Tv and people who knows about sharing using them free…. We are going backward …….already lost part of Pakistan and pray for what is left that Allah keep it safe
sharing is not free dear. I have done it and know.
i know dear its not free but if you have friends in this field no problem and even if no friends still not cost that much…. moreove IPTV is there 4500 channels from UK,USA,UAE ,Europe and around the worlds just need good Internet like 4 to 8 mb for HD and Full HD channels
yea kodi works fine. but only sd not hd.
try paid you will forget kodi
Tried once on trail basis but they said there is no vlc list
contact me i will arrange same for u
r u on any satellite forum?
yes mianabid id on pakistaniforum
I can’t find you.
Sharing based receivers need internet connection and they work for few months or one year depending upon type of subscription. Furthermore u need to buy clines later when it expires. Most server holders in Pakistan are using worst servers for it and it freezes and cuts constantly, to find a good server holder is not easy.
Launch your own Pakistani DTH and Indian Dishes will die in no time! But if you make a CRACKDOWN without providing an alternative, it will only get EXPENSIVE but keep going underground. You can’t stop underworld business
Sir kia ye Un k liye bhI problem hai jinho ny dish lagwai hue ha jo k free ha without monthly ya yearly fee ha.. Un logo k liye problem ha ya nahi jinho ny without fee lagai hue ha,jo lifetime free ha..
What to do with this dth should I take it down or throw it. What to do with it ow
When both countries banned each other’s films – after the arrival of the VCR and other video devices – Three generations of Pakistanis have been brought up watching Indian films. Indian songs are popular in all kinds of functions. Pakistan is not an island, people will have access to international media one way or another. Patriotism does not mean blocking media, patriotism is letting the people of the country do as they please. No one took permission from the government to watch Indian films via VCR. Only a government completely clueless about the wishes of the people makes decisions which angers them. Our elected representatives have no idea what the people who voted for them want
The DVDs they are burning are scratched and broken, not the ones which are in perfect working order
i have local dish its free but it has some indian channels free of cost can some one tell me its illegal or not ?
is it ordinary old dish antennas (not dish tv) also banned?and if it is in house,is it will be rid from the police?
I HAVE ASIA SET 3S AND I AM WATCHING SOME INDIAN+PAKI CHENNALS WHICH IS FREE ON AIR. BUT I DONT KNOW WHICH IS ALSO BANNED OR NOT
KINDLY EXPLAIN ME
10 months later …
I was using dish TV my life was happy all the sports drama news I wanted no issues .
I was free from the local monopoly of services like PTCL, WorldCall and neostat.
Then this decision came ….
Forced to uninstall Dish Tv now I have tried everything Pakistan Cables have to offer and let me tell you mind my French they are SH*T
No customer service
Poor audio and video
The slightest rain cause disruption in service
Thank you PEMRA for making life more lemony
ہمارے شہر میں انڈین چینل چل رہے ہیں فوری کاروائی کی جائے
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