As you all probably know by now, PEMRA was directed by the Supreme Court during the last week of August to ban all channels which did not have landing rights in Pakistan. This has been implemented by all cable ops in the country, as far as I know, because they have been notified that failure to comply will result in serious penalties for operators.
This ban has resulted in a blackout of all foreign entertainment channels such as OSN, BBC Entertainment, MBC and others. I don't care about indian channels at all. It appears that this ban will remain imposed for a long time to come which would mean that switching over to satellite TV is the only remaining option for the general public and anyone who wants access to these channels.
As I've never purchased a satellite dish before, I would like to know what the best option is which would give me access to the maximum number of English entertainment channels, some of which are mentioned above. What are the associated monthly and installation costs? Any other advice, do share. Please provide as much info as per your personal experience as possible for the benefit of others interested in this topic.