The first direct to home (DTH) satellite TV platform could be established in Pakistan with Russian investment and know-how utilised to modernise the country’s broadcast infrastructure, according to a local report.
The Business Recorder says a joint venture initiative has been discussed at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), during a visit yesterday by Sergey L. Dolgopolsky of Russia’s General Satellite Company, and Andrey Demidov, Consol General of Russia in Pakistan.
As part of his visit, Mr Dolgopolsky has also reportedly met with various television channels in Pakistan, to whom he also extolled the virtues of introducing a domestic DTH platform. The General Satellite Company would be willing to invest 50% of the project’s costs to realise, according to the report, which would further strengthen bilateral ties between Russia and Pakistan.
The FPCCI, headed by Muhammad Mansha Churra, was also told during the meeting that DTH technology could also bring an information portal, providing opportunities in e-commerce, e-education and telemedicine, to the entire population of Pakistan.
Mr Dolgopolsky requested the FPCCI introduce his company to any interested parties, and also to help a resultant joint venture obtain a license to realise the domestic DTH broadcasting scheme.