Senate body takes notice of Pemra’s proposal to regulate web TVs

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights has taken notice of a proposal by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to regulate web TV and over-the-top (OTT) content services.

“I have decided to discuss the issue in upcoming committee meeting being held on February 10 and all the stakeholders, including Pemra, Ministry of Human Rights, journalists and organisations which have been working on digital rights will be called to get their opinion and input,” committee chairman Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar told Dawn.

An OTT media is a streaming service which is directly offered to viewers through the internet.

On Jan 8, Pemra floated a proposal on its website that it wanted to regulate the web TV and OTT content services.