Channeling stars.. Ye aik aur plus!!

I was with my family in Islamabad on the 25th, and one of the hallmarks of holidays at home is watching wrestling with my brothers at Ten Sports. Well, this time around I got to know that PEMRA has banned most of the channels. Exactly what I was talking about a few days before. On the same day, my cable operator told that they are negotiating (read: bribing) the authority to get permission to get the channels back. 24 more hours and most of the channels were back with the exception of Star Plus, Star World, Super Sports and some others.

So early in my childhood, I was told that TV is a stupid box. Well, if you watch Star Plus, you’ll feel the punch. Guys in my company are pretty allergic to the girls who watch Star Plus and are normally labelled as retards.

starplus.pngGetting back to where I started, Hasan wrote about the cable operators making a mockery of the ban; banned channels are still shown on the cable just by hiding the logo! It’s not the logo, but the content! I repeat the question, who’s being fooled? I mean, what kind of regulatory authority we have in place that they impose a ban and can’t implement it? What’s more, all these GEOs and ARYs are showing the same inane dramas with Indian actors (ye aik aur plus!). The rest are blindly following the cult! I feel, PTV is better in a sense that it has a mind and policy of its own which it implements strongly. That’s what new puppies lack at the moment. I don’t have more to say. *sigh*

2 Comments so far

  1. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

    It’s true that what’s the point of banning Indian channels when our own Geo & ARY are showing Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin etc…


  2. Abbas (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 12:45 am

    i personally think that really main star plus kay dramay waste a lot of time of females. as i see every female of my home getting busy from 7-11 watching drams. i dont have problem with that, i have a problem with those dramas.
    these dramas never havee a theme, there is no message given by any of indian drama..looking at pakistani dramas, they ar ethe best. without glamour etc.



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