Senate body to take up Pemra’s move to regulate web TV

ISLAMABAD: Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights will take up the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) move to regulate web TV and over the top (OTT) content services in its next meeting on Feb 10.

According to the agenda issued on Monday, the Pemra chairman will brief the committee on regulating web TV and OTT content and that whether or not it violates Article 19 of the Constitution, which ensures freedom of speech.

The meeting will be chaired by PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar.

Pemra had floated a proposal on its website on Jan 8 that it wanted to regulate the web TV and OTT content services, which are offered by different websites and people can access and download content by paying for it.