Guidelines for IP TV registration on the card: Hasan

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday said the registration for IP (internet Protocol) TV will be given soon, and a guideline would also be formulated for this sector.

“IP TV is a new media. We want that the new media would be explored more. But it should be used for the protection of our culture and heritage,” he told reporters after addressing an inter-ministerial meeting on IP registration process at the meeting room of his ministry at Secretariat here.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Information and Broadcasting Secretary Md Mokbul Hossain, Post and Telecommunication Secretary Md Afzal Hossain and heads of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Press Information Department, among others, were present in the meeting.

Hasan said it is important to keep eyes on the new generation so that they can use the technology in building their life and develop their patriotism and moral values.

“For this, we are formulating some guidelines. In fact, our aim is to flourish the sector …we are working so that broadcasting media can protect the interest of the country and materialise the dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman,” he added.

He said the meeting also discussed about OTT (Over the Top) platform policy and other new media. “And we’ve decided that registration for IP TV would be given soon. But, before this, a guideline would be completed for the sector,” said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.