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Geo TV

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Picture format  4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Website  www.harpalgeo.tv
Founder  Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman
Headquarters  Karachi, Pakistan
Country  Pakistan
AsiaSat3S (Asia)  4180 Vtp 14V
Founded  2002
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Audience share  UK: 0.06% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Slogan  Geo aur Jeenay Do & Har Pal Geo
Owned by  Independent Media Corporation
CEO  Mir Ibrahim Rahman (2002–)
Motto  Geo aur Jeenay Do; & Har Pal Geo
TV shows  Mil Ke Bhi Hum Na Mile, Meri Maa, Yeh Zindagi Hai, Inaam Ghar Plus, Do Qadam Door Thay
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Geo TV (trademarked GEO TV) or Geo Television is a Pakistani television channel established in May 2002 and owned by the Independent Media Corporation. The channel began test transmission on 14 August 2002, with regular transmission beginning 1 October 2002. It was later renamed Geo Entertainment. Geo is an Urdu word meaning Live.

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Geo Television Network

Geo Television Network began with Geo TV and has since launched several other Pakistan-based channels, including:

  • Geo Entertainment
  • GEO News - an Urdu news channel.
  • GEO Tez - Pakistan 1st headlines news channel.
  • GEO Super - a 24-hour sports channel devoted mainly to cricket, with a secondary focus on boxing, football, tennis and field hockey.
  • GEO Kahani Urdu Entertainment Channel.
  • In addition, until 2008, the network also operated an English language station called GEO English.

    Geo Dost

    Geo Dost (meaning Geo Friends) is a Geo TV portal that offers ordinary citizens the chance to report the news, whether it be funny or serious.

    Geo Dramas

    List of programs broadcast by Geo TV

    Geo Films

    Geo Network has released several movies under the Geo Films banner, including:

    Technical

    Geo TV's broadcast facilities are based at Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates. Its uplink teleport station is Samacom, the uplink provider in the UAE. Geo TV is currently being aired on Paksat 1R.

    Awards

  • A documentary by Geo covering water scarcity in the Indus river delta won "The Special Prize of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III" at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.
  • Geo was awarded a special award in 2005 at the Nouticaslo TV festival.
  • On 20 April 2004 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas, Mir Ibrahim Rahman, chief executive of Geo TV, received an International Broadcast Excellence Award for the impact the channel has had on Pakistan.
  • Masala Lifestyle Awards

    Winner
  • 2009: Best TV Channel; Geo Tv
  • Controversies

    According to Declan Walsh, some militant outfits including Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement's alleged militant wing have infiltrated the Geo group, that helped them in executing murder of Wali Khan Babar and attack on Pakistan Navy's aviation base in 2011.

    Ban

    In May 2014, Geo TV was banned by PEMRA for airing blasphemous content on Geo Entertainment in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan. Protest was also done in Lahore as people said it is an unlawful ban. While on other hand countrywide protest was done against Geo for airing controversial content.

    References

    Geo TV Wikipedia


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