In pursuance to the large number of public complaints against various cable TV operators regarding telecast of illegal TV channels, excessive /vulgar CD channels, off-airing of PEMRA licensed TV channels as well as frequent change of numbering /position of licensed TV channels, the PEMRA has strictly warned cable TV network operators to refrain from any such activity which is against the PEMRA laws and the terms & conditions of their licenses.
The cable TV operators have been explicitly cautioned that suspension of any PEMRA licensed channel or changing channels’ positions on cable TV networks without permission of the Authority is illegal and ultra-vires to the PEMRA Ordinance, Rules, Regulations as well as the Terms & Conditions of their licenses.
PEMRA has also asked cable operators to immediately stop distribution of illegal TV channels as well as CD channels as any non-compliance to this directive would result in imposition of heavy fines, suspension or revocation of cable operator’s licenses under the PEMRA laws.
Moreover, PEMRA has appealed general public to report any such violation by their cable TV service provider on PEMRA Toll Free Number: 0800-73672. The complaints / suggestions can also be forwarded to PEMRA through its web based complaints form available at www.pemra.gov.pk