Jamuna TV verdict Nov 16

The Supreme Court will deliver a verdict on November 16 on the appeal filed against a High Court judgment that justified the government decision to cancel the allocation of frequency to Jamuna Television (JTV) and stop its test transmission.

A six member-bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain yesterday fixed the date of the verdict after concluding hearings on the appeal filed by JTV authorities against the HC verdict.

JTV, a private satellite television channel, began test transmission on October 15, 2009.

On November 19, 2009, the government halted the transmission and allocation of frequency to JTV on charge of running its operation without having any licence and no objection certificate (NOC).

On May 20, 2010, the HC in a verdict upheld the government decision.

The JTV authorities then filed an appeal with the SC challenging the HC verdict.

Barrister Ajmalul Hossain appeared for the JTV authorities while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the government.

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