ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electric Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has done shortlisting of the companies, which would participate in the bidding for DTC (Director to Home) Licensing program to be taken place on December 7, reports.
The companies, which are shortlisted include Shahzad CGG (Pvt) Limited, Sharif Feed Mills (Pvt) Limited, Sardar Builders (Pvt) Limited, Parus Media & Broadcast (Pvt) Limited, Mastro Media Distribution (Pvt) Limited, HB DTH (Pvt) Limited, M/s IQ Communications (Pvt) Limited and Nayatel (Pvt) Limited.
The companies have now invited to take part in the bidding procedure on the proposed date. As stated the sources, the launching of DTH in the country would allow the subscribers to have more to high quality TV channels replete with digital characteristics like parental control, internet and video on demand, electronic program guide etc.
The service, as maintained by the officials, would make it easy to regulatory control along with dealing with complaints of TV channels which were facing inadequacy for finding place on traditional analogue cable TV networks. The technology would accommodate viewers to enjoy a larger range of uninterrupted programing in their homes.
The DTH would also allow more local and foreign TV channels to apply for licenses.