Pemra: (Pemra to implement digitalization of cable TV networks by 2015.


ISLAMABAD: PEMRA held one day seminar for its stakeholders and electronic media operators on the topic of “Digitalization”here at its Headquarters.

Major emphasis of this seminar was to educate and inform electronic media stakeholders particularly the Cable TV operators about the benefits, advantages of digitalization and the ground impediments in implementing this endeavor in Pakistan which is albeit an international commitment.

Under International Telecom Union (ITU) deadline, PEMRA is to implement digitalization of cable TV networks in Pakistan by the end of year 2015. Participants, mainly cable TV operators were apprised about the deadline and a participative discussion was also held to identify impediments in implementing this commitment.

Different speakers on the topic from PEMRA, PTCL and M/s Nayatel, told participants that due to rapid obsolescence of traditional coaxial cable networks, future digitalization of cable TV in Pakistan is inevitable. Digital cable TV would offer subscribers variety of benefits including improved audio visual quality, more number of channels upto 250, video on demand, interactive programming, parental control on unwanted content for children, control on piracy and alot more advantages.

Technical, technological, economic and social issues involved in obstructed implementation of digitalization was also debated at length.

Chairman PEMRA, Parvez Rathore concluding the seminar offered note of thanks to all participants and learned speakers for joining hand with PEMRA in this important objective which once implemented would fetch massive investment and employment in country besides offering variety and quality of channels to subscribers.

Chairman said that PEMRA is working to offer maximum facilitation to stakeholders and investors to attract more quality channels in Pakistan which is dire need to make digitalization of cable TV and DTH ventures a success in country.

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