The leaders of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists and Dhaka Union of Journalists welcomed the initiative of implementation ad-free, better known as clean feed, foreign TV channels broadcasting as per the directive of information and broadcasting minister Hasan Mahmud.
In separate statements, BFUJ president Mulla Jalal and secretary general Abdul Majid and DUJ president Quddus Affrad and general secretary Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu have said that country’s economy, artistes, and media industry have been affected for not broadcasting clean feed foreign TV channels.
The country is also being deprived of about Taka two thousand crore investment, said a press release.
They hoped that the economic condition of the country’s television industry would improve after implementation of the initiative. The decision of shut down of foreign TV channels is not the government’s, rather it is the decision of distributors and cable operators, they said.
The journalists’ leaders extended thanks to the information and broadcasting minister to stand beside the broadcast media.
They also demanded to declare wage board for broadcast media, it added.