Gadgets of illegal TV channels confiscated


PEMRA inspection teams, during a routine enforcement drive, seized gadgets of cable operators running illegal TV channels.
PEMRA teams also impounded illegal DTH (Sahara, TATA Sky, BIG TV and Dish TV) which had been installed by cable TV operators for distributing illegal channels through their respective networks in Karachi, Hybderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Bahawalpur, Multan, Okara, Sahiwal, Kasur, faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jehlum, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Abbottabad, D.I.Khan, Sargodha, Peshawar, Mirpur, Gilgit and other areas.
The authority had learnt that various illegal/proscribed channels were being run by cable TV operators in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan despite repeated warnings issued by the authority.
“Relaying illegal channel and movies on cable TV networks is deemed as the main source of content piracy and stopping such irregularities needs immediate steps from the authority. PEMRA, the regulator, takes notice of these violations and opts for concrete steps to address this menace at various instances,” said a press release.