Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), has announced that auction process of DTH licenses and date also for the auction will announce 3rd october , 2016.

During the Board meeting PEMRA decided and planned to auction DTH licenses late last year, whole processed was scrapped when new PEMRA chairman was appointed / hired for just one week ahead of auction.

DTH License Fee Details:

Three licences for Direct to Home Distribution service DTH Licence, Provided that there are enough eligible bidder, shall be awarded.

A single DTH Licence shall be awarded to any single bidder / company.

The basic price of DTH Licence shall be PKR 200 Million.

An annual veriable licence fee of 2% of the gross revenue generated from the Service & fixed annual fee of PKR 10.0 Million will be paid to PEMRA.

The variable fee shall be waived off for initially three years with effect from dae of issuance of license.

DTH Auction:

DTH licenses will be issued through an opend bidding process in the month of October dated 03.10.2016

Criateria for Licences:

DTH Licenses won't be issued to any companies who operate in broadcast media (electronic TV channel holders etc.)

One company must not control over directly or indirectly more than one DTH Services.

Applicant must have at least 50 percent ownership from partner locally.

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