Federation of Television Professionals Organisation, a platform of 13 television productions-based professional groups, has given TV channels a fresh deadline to stop airing of Bangla dubbed foreign series.
The decision came from a sit-in of the television professionals in front of ETV on Tuesday at Karwanbazar.
Teleplay writers, directors, actors and technical crews held the sit-in to mount pressure on ETV to stop airing of Bangla-dubbed Turkish drama series Simante Sultan and Bangla-dubbed Indian series Hatim.
FTPO member secretary Gazi Rakayat from the sit-in said the organisation extended the deadline of stopping Bangla-dubbed foreign series from December 15 to December 31 as many TV channels those aired such serials were showing interest to negotiate with FTPO.
‘Deepto TV has already requested us to hold a meeting to discuss on the issue and we hope the TV channel would stop airing of Bangla-dubbed Turkish series Sultan Suleiman soon,’ Rakayet said.
‘We are extending our deadline to give time to other TV channels to stop airing such serials,’ he added.
FTPO president Mamunur Rashid said deadline would not be extended and asked all the TV channels to stop airing of Bangla-dubbed foreign serials following the deadline.
Otherwise, he threatened, to organise a massive protest programme involving the common viewers.
Playwright Masum Reza, director-actor Shahiduzzaman Selim, director SA Haque Alik, actor Nasim and others were present at the sir-in.
Earlier on Monday, a similar protest was held in front of Deepto TV.
The organisation will hold such demonstrations in front of SATV and Maasranga TV at the end of this month.
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