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The government has issued a notification to stop immediately the airing of advertisements of locally produced goods on foreign television channels downlinked in Bangladesh, reports BSS.
The notification issued recently by the Ministry of Information said as per the Bangladesh Cable Television Network Act-2006, no local advertisements can be aired on foreign channels, said an official release on Tuesday.
Yet, local advertisements are being aired on some foreign TV channels which is a violation of the act, the release added. Those TV channels which will air the local advertisements violating the Bangladesh Cable Television Network Act would face punishment, including cancelation of their licenses and jail terms for up to two years, the press release said.