Optix Pakistan Awarded IPTV License by PEMRA

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has awarded the Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) license to M/s Optix Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Lahore.

The license of IPTV has been awarded for the Northern Telecom Region-1.

Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig handed over the license to Optix Pakistan Ltd representatives at the authority’s headquarters.


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PEMRA has already awarded IPTV license to Fiberlink (Pvt) Ltd for Karachi and Lahore zones.

Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This is in contrast to delivery through traditional terrestrial, satellite, and cable television formats.

Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. As a result, a client media player can begin playing the content (such as a TV channel) almost immediately. The most widespread IPTV service provider in Pakistan is PTCL.

  • lol why are they paying for licenses?! there are many foreign iptv providers that we can subscribe to and they didn’t pay for any license. this is like paying for a license to launch a website. no one in pakistan has the authority to restrict such speech!

    • I agree. If PTA and by extension, PEMRA, are “technology neutral” by law, then there is no need to get a license for IPTV. Unless you also impose licenses for internet use, on phones, tablets, laptops and PC desktops !

      Same argument for (not) shutting down satellite dish sales since you can watch any TV channel or other content online. Our legal and administrative intellectuals have no clue.

      It’s all about building friends-and-family elite monopolies to keep out small business and legit entrepreneurs.

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