Finally DTH in Pakistan is coming in near future. It was postponed many time earlier. After 15 hours of bidding, 3 Direct to Home Service (DTH) licenses of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority were auctioned in the early hours of Thursday.
PEMRA announced the winners of auction as following:
- Mag Entertainment
- Shahzad Sky
- Startimes Communication
Successful bid was announced at Rs. 4.898 billion for 1 license. All 3 winners will get DTH license for this same amount.
Licenses to the bid winners would be awarded after clearance from the interior ministry and law enforcement agencies.
The bidding started from Rs 200 million and at midnight crossed the figure of Rs 4 billion. Eleven companies participated in the bidding process which continued for about 15 hours.