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Stern punitive actions for DTH after Dec 15: Minister

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Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said stern punitive action will be taken after December 15 for installing Direct to Home (DTH) devices illegally at households.

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said stern punitive action will be taken after December 15 for installing Direct to Home (DTH) devices illegally at households.

“The DTH uses are totally illegal as the government didn’t give any approval to use it,” he said.

The information minister came up with the forewarning while addressing a view exchange meeting with the stakeholders of television cable networks to bring the network under digital system at his ministry’s conference room at the Bangladesh Secretariat.

He also set a two-month deadline for removal of Direct to Home (DTH) devices installed illegally at households saying otherwise the operators would be exposed to stern punitive actions.

Dr Hasan said mainly, the DTH, the reception of satellite programmes with a personal dish at individual home, imported from abroad and the distributors took money for one year from the consumers and they send the money through illegal way, he added.

He also said punitive actions would be taken against the dishonest distributors who will show negligence to remove DTH by the government’s stipulated time of December 15.

Regarding the digitalization of the broadcast media, he said, “After the digitalization of this sector, the interest of the country’s media and its employees will be ensured.”

He said discipline has been established in the electronic media sector following different steps. The government will take actions if there is any irregularity, the minister added.

 

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