Nilesat to cut Dream TV satellite feed

Nilesat to cut Dream TV satellite feed

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Wed, 14/11/2012 - 17:06

The Egyptian Satellite Company, Nilesat, will stop broadcasting satellite channel Dream TV for operating outside of media production city, state-run news agency MENA reported.

MENA cited “sources” saying that the channel's service would be halted because its production facilities, Dream Land City, are located outside Egyptian Media Production City, violating Law 13/1979. The channel had received a six-year exception to the clause from former Information Minister Anas al-Fiqqi, which ends Friday.

The state Egyptian Radio and Television Union had received requests from four channels to broadcast outside media production city, which would allow them to avoid certain fees.

The sources said the union’s member council issued a decision on Thursday that Nilesat should stop all exceptions. They also called on the satellite channel Tahrir to broadcast from inside the media city.

Edited translation from MENA