92 News is Pakistan's first HD television news channel that is based in Lahore. Launched in 2015, the channel claims to have reporters in more than 300 Pakistani cities. It is owned by M/s Galaxy Broadcast (Pvt) Ltd. The name 92 News is a tribute to Pakistan winning the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
Aag TV is a youth entertainment channel, owned by Independent Media Corporation . Launched in 2006 by Geo Television Network,Aagis a channel that educates, encourages and entertains its viewers with programs that are thought-provoking and provide an ultimate viewing experience while empowering the young generation of Pakistan. Aag TV is telecast in UK, USA, India, Pakistan,Afghanistan,SriLanka,Germany, Italy and Bangladesh etc.
Aaj News was initially started on March 23, 2005 by the Business Recorder Group. The Business Recorder Group is one of the most prominent media conglomerates in Pakistan. As Aaj News is the only television network to have an Earth Station, it provides flexibility and control in responding to local and international events. Aaj News caters to all tastes by providing four programming features in the form of news, current affairs, entertainment and infotainment.
ARY Digital, a subsidiary of the ARY Group, is a popular Pakistanitelevision network available in Pakistan, the Middle East, North America and Europe. The ARY Group of companies is a Dubai-based holding company founded by a Pakistani businessman, Abdul RazzakYaqoob (ARY). The network caters to the needs of South Asians, particularly the Pakistani diaspora. The channel is considered to be a pioneer in Pakistani media and broadcasting industry, and has an expanding network of channels, each with an independent focus.
ARY Musik (formerly The Musik) is a 24-hour Urdu-English music channel. Originally created and launched from Dubai in 2003 the channel focuses especially on South Asian communities throughout the world, particularly in Pakistan, Middle East and Europe. It is a part of the ARY Digital Network, which is a subsidiary of ARY Group.
ARY Musik channel is famous for being the first Pakistani channel to start pure youth reality-based shows that are groundbreaking.Although ARY is basically aPakistani music channel, it also plays a lot of Indian songs and music since Indian music is very popular in Pakistan.
ARY News is a Dubai-based Pakistani news channel launched on 26 September 26, 2004. It is a part of the ARY Digital Network, which is a subsidiary of ARY Group. Its sister channels are ARY Digital, ARY Music, ARY Zauq and ARY Qtv.
ARY Qtv (formerly Quran TV) is a Pakistani television channel with a Sunni religious focus, producing programs mainly focusing on the AhleSunnatWalJama'at school of thought in Ummah. It is part of the ARY Digital Network. The channel has shows featuring well-known scholars such as DrMuhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Mufti Abu Bakr, Mufti Akmal, Mufti SohailRazaAmjadi, and Mufti Muhammad Aamir. Other shows include Quran teachings, hadith, talk shows, question and answer shows, qawwalisand naats.
ARY Zauq is a 24-hour cooking channel. It is part of the ARY Digital Network and is owned by ARY Group. It features programming about food and cooking including programmes about Pakistani and international cuisine.
ARY Zauqwas launched in 2009. On June 8, 2011, it was officially launched in North America.
ATV is the largest privately operated terrestrial television network in Pakistan; the channel has the second largest national viewership base in the country. It was launched on May 1, 2005.
Today ATV is a symbol of quality television entertainment and news in Pakistan. The phenomenal growth of the channel can be best judged from the fact that the channel which had its only transmitting station at Islamabad in 1990 now operates with 20 stations covering all major cities and commercial centres of Pakistan. The success of ATV is primarily attributable to its extremely popular family entertainment, news and current affairs programs.
AVT Khyber or Khyber TV is a Pashtosatellite television station which was launched in July 2004. The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, providing educational, news, variety of shows, dramas, and entertaining programs to the Pashtun population of Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as those living in the Middle East, Europe and Australia. The main office of AVT Khyber is located in Islamabad. It also has smaller regional offices in Peshawar and Quetta in Pakistan as well as in Jalalabad, Kabul and Kandahar in Afghanistan.
BOL News is owned by Pakistani businessman Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh. The channel was launched on December 25, 2016 and aims to portray a soft image of Pakistan.
Its head office is located in Karachi and called Bolistan while the regional headquarters are in Lahore and Islamabad. The network claims to have the world's largest media infrastructure at its headquarters with more than 33 studios. It has the biggest fleet of DSNG vans in Pakistan. The vans are equipped with multiple wired and wireless cameras as well as remote controlled multi copters for high quality aerial views.
Business Plus is a 24-hour business news channel with hourly updates from the Karachi Stock Exchange. It is owned by Media Times that also owns English newspaper Daily Times. Former Governor of Punjab and Pakistan People’s Party stalwart Salmaan Taseer, who was killed by his own bodyguard in January 2011, founded this group that also runs Wikkid Plus television channel for kids.
Channel 24 is an Urdu language current affairs channel headquartered in Lahore, and launched in 2015. The channel seeks to enlighten its viewers with analysis from renowned journalists and anchors. It is also a pioneer and trendsetter in infotainment. Owned by Mohsin Naqvi, the channel also has offices in Karachi, Islamabad, and Peshawar.
DawnNews was Pakistan's 24-hour English news channel that began its test transmission on May 25, 2007 and it went live on July 23, 2007. However, the channel converted into an Urdu-language news channel on May 15, 2010 because of thin viewership. Based in Karachi, the station is a subsidiary of Pakistan Herald Publications Limited (PHPL), Pakistan's largest English-language media group that also publishes Dawn.
Dunya News is an Urdu language news and current affairs television channel. Since its launch in 2008, the channel has posed a strong challenge to its competitors. Dunya News is available throughout Pakistan on local cable operators. The headquarters of the channel are located in Lahore.
Express Entertainment is a general entertainment channel that airs dramas, soaps and lifestyle programs. It was launched on January 1, 2012.
Express Entertainment and sister station Express News are part of Express Media Group.
Express News is an Urdu language television news channel that was launched on January 1, 2008. It is owned and run by the country's third largest Urdu daily, Daily Express. The owners of the channel, Lakson Group, launched 'Express 24/7', a 24-hour English news channel on February 5, 2009 but shut it down at the start of 2012 apparently because of thin viewership. The Express Media Group launched an entertainment channel Express Entertainment on January 1, 2012.
FTV was launched in Pakistan in partnership with the ARY Group. It airs programs on fashion and fashion shows, interviews with top models and a lot more.
Geo Super is the first 24-hour Pakistani channel dedicated to the world of sports. It belongs to Independent Media Corporation, owners of the Jang Group of Newspapers. In late September, 2006, after great success of Geo TV, Geo Super was launched. It has attained high viewer ratings. It broadcasts most world sports, focusing mainly on cricket, with secondary focuses on football and field hockey.
Geo TV (trademarked GEO TV) or Geo Television was founded by Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman in May 2002 and is owned by Independent Media Corporation. It is one of the most popular channels in Pakistan and began test transmission on August 14, 2002, with regular transmission beginning on October 1, 2002. Geo is an Urdu word meaning ‘live on’.
Haq TV is a channel with non-sectarian religious focus. Its motto is to keep viewers in touch with the modern dynamics of Islam, without bias or sectarianism. It provides an assessment of the religion to many non-Muslims too. It transmits in Urdu. News reports are also broadcast on this channel, which is unusual for a Pakistani religious channel.
Hum News is a 24 hours Urdu language news channel. It was launched on May 11, 2018. Their headquarters are in Islamabad. Momina Duraid founded Hum News and also owns it.
Hum TV is a 24-hour entertainment TV channel based in Karachi. It is the first brand of Hum Network Limited that was known as Eye Television Network Limited prior to January 21, 2011. Hum TV began its transmission on January 17, 2005.
INDUS TV is a satellite television network offered for international subscribers by the Indus Entertainment (Private) Limited. Indus offers a combination of different channels: Indus Vision, Indus Music also known as MTV Pakistan, Indus News and G KABOOM. Indus is a 24 hour general entertainment channel. It comprises a lineup of Urdu programming that includes dramas, soaps, sitcoms, thrillers, talk shows, infotainment, game shows, cooking shows, lifestyle and leisure, news, cartoons, current affairs, documentaries and films.
Jaag TV, previously CNBC Pakistan, is Pakistan's 24-hour news and current affairs channel which airs a broad range of news, current affairs, entertainment and infotainment programs. CNBC Pakistan was launched under the banner of Vision Network Television Ltd on 15 November 2005, under a license Agreement with CNBC Asia Pacific. Jaag has headquarters in Karachi and bureaus offices in Lahore and Islamabad with affiliates stations in Quetta, Peshawar and a full-time reporting presence in Multan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah and Badin.
Khyber News is a satellite television station which was launched in August 2007. The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, providing news and current affairs programs to the Pashtun population of Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as those living in the Middle East, Europe, and Australia. The main office of Khyber News is located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It also has smaller regional offices in the cities of Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta in Pakistan as well as in Jalalabad, Kabul and Kandahar in Afghanistan and Dubai.
Masala TV is the first dedicated 24-hours food television channel in Urdu. It was launched on November 22, 2006 in Pakistan. Soon after its launch, Masala TV became a household name and helped set dinner tables.
Neo TV is an Urdu language news channel based in Lahore. It was launched on May 15, 2015. It is part of Nai Baat Media Network that publishes Urdu-language daily newspaper Nai Baat from different cities. The channel is owned by Chaudhry Abdul Rehman, who is the chairman Nai Baat Media Network. The name Neo is derived from the Urdu word Pakistaneo which ends as 'neo'.
Launched on November 27, 2007, News ONE is Pakistan's premier news channel and is licensed by Air Waves Media (Pvt) Ltd. and comes under the umbrella of the largest advertising group in Pakistan, the Interflow Group of Companies.
The Pakistan Television Corporation (abbreviated as PTV) is Pakistan's national television broadcaster. The first live transmission of PTV began on November 26, 1964, in Lahore. As of 2012, the PTV family includes seven channels.
PTV Bolan is a television channel launched by PTV that broadcasts regional programs in Balochi language. PTV Bolan was launched on August 14, 2005 by then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
PTV Global is broadcast by Pakistan Television Corporation and also offered in Europe and United States. Its broadcasts select programming from PTV National, PTV News and other PTV-run networks. On air since April 2006, PTV Global is available via Dish Network in the US, while it transmits free-to-air on Sky / Eutelsat 28A in Europe.
PTV National is a 24-hour channel that broadcasts regional languages programs of Pakistan. It is a channel formed with a vision to create a sense of integrity and harmony among the people of the four provinces. It has viewership not only across Pakistan but it is being seen and appreciated all over world. The channel involves the participation of the viewers in 'Live Programs'. The transmission is divided into four chunks representing and promoting all the regional languages in Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Punjabi, Pushto, and Balochi.
PTV News (formerly PTV World) is a 24-hour state news channel. It provides news in English and Urdu to the Pakistani community worldwide. It also provides News in Arabic, Sindhi, Gujrati, Pashto, Kashmiri, Gojri, Balti and Shena. Until 2007, PTV News was known as PTV World News.
Public News, an Urdu language news channel, was launched on 24 June 2018. It has its headquarters in Lahore. It is owned and operated by Sports Star International Private Limited (Sports Star).
Roze TV was founded by Sardar Khan Niazi in May 2002 and is owned by Independent Media Corporation. The channel began its test transmission on August 14, 2002 while it switched to regular transmission on October 1 the same year. Roze is an Urdu word meaning ‘live on.’
SAMAA TV is a popular news and current affairs channel. It was launched in December 2007 and is owned by Jaag Broadcasting Systems (Pvt.) Limited. The channel’s headquarters are in Karachi with offices in some other major cities also.
Sindh Television (STV) is a leading private television channel in Sindhi language in Sindh. It was founded by Dr Abdul Kareem Rajpar and Ajeet Kumar Ahuja. It is the second private Sindhi TV channel. Sindh TV is owned by Dolphin Media House, which also owns another channel in Sindhi language called Sindh TV News.
A study conducted by JournalismPakistan.com and Communications Research Strategies on the economic situation of slain journalists' families and journalists displaced due to security threats.