22 November 2021, 20:35
Last modification: November 22, 2021, 8:39 PM
The High Court postponed for a month the decision of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to set up TV set-top boxes to bring the Dhaka and Chattogram cable television network under the digital system.
At the same time, the court issued another rule asking why the government’s decision to install a decoder for television will not be overturned. Those affected, including the information secretary, were asked to respond to the rule within four weeks, the court’s deputy attorney general Nowroz Mohammad Russell Chowdhury confirmed to reporters on Monday.
Cable TV subscribers are expected to install set-top boxes with TVs in Dhaka and Chattogram by November 30 and across the country by December 31. The minister also said that if it was not installed within this time frame, it would be difficult to watch TV, Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud said on October 31 following a ruling. representatives of the Association of Owners of Television Channels (Atco), channel distributors and cable operators.
A client filed a motion in brief challenging the government’s decision. The High Court bench of Judge Mohammad Mojibur Rahman and Judge Mohammad Kamrul Hossain Mollah adopted the order on Monday after a preliminary hearing on the brief motion.