The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) announced on Sunday evening that 10 satellite TV channels were referred to prosecution over charges of broadcasting 18 misleading advertisements, state media outlets reported.
The referral decision included the administrations of Teatro Tube, Uber Cinema, Sima Tube, Panorama Drama 2, Uber Turkish Films, Uber Film, Star Cinema 1, and Star Cinema 2, in addition to Essam Michael over charges of advertising an unlicensed maintenance centre.
According to head of the CPA Atef Yaacoub, the advertiser Michael was detained for 14 days pending investigations. Additionally, the heads of the administrations of Time Comedy and Time Drama were detained for four days pending investigations.
Both channels aired misleading advertisement, which is a crime, through broadcasting two different ads of two fraudulent sheikhs, also known as dajaleen, who claimed they can heal different diseases, facilitate marriage, and carry out wizardry.