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Geo Television Network
Geo TV Logo.svg
Geo TV logo.
Owned by Independent Media Corporation
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan

Jab tak Geo yunhi khiloo Har pal Haseen Hai, Har Pal GEO

OR Sirf Geo Par or "Geo aur jeeney do"
Country Pakistan
Headquarters Karachi
Website www.geo.tv
Availability
Satellite
AsiaSat3S (Asia) 4180 Vtp 14V
World TV Europe (Europe) Channel 14
Nayatel HD box (Pakistan) 116
OSN (Middle East) Channel 44
Sky (UK, Ireland) Channel 807
Aora TV (Indonesia) Channel 832
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 340
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 871
Cable
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 858
E vision (UAE) Channel 65
Nayatel(Pakistan) Channel 49
IPTV
World On Demand (Japan) Channel 166
PTCL Smart (Pakistan) Channel 19
Freebox TV (France) Channel 601
Neufbox TV (France) Channel 631

Geo TV (trademarked GEO TV) or Geo Television is a Pakistani television channel established in May 2002 and owned by Mir Shakilur Rehman. The channel began test transmission on 14 August 2002, with regular transmission beginning 1 October 2002.[1][2] Geo is an Urdu word meaning live on.

Geo Television Network[edit]

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

In addition, until 2008, the network also operated an English language station called GEO English.

Geo Dost[edit]

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[edit]

Main article: Geo Entertainment

Geo Films[edit]

Main article: Geo Films

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

Films
Title Year
Mohabbataan Sachiyaan 2007
Ramchand Pakistani 2008
Khuda Kay Liye 2008
Virsa 2010
Bol 2011
Chambaili 2013
Anjuman 2013
Armaan 2013
Dil Mera Dharkan Teri 2013
Dukhtar 2014
Highlight colour indicates films has not been yet released

Technical[edit]

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 Asiasat 7.

Awards[edit]

  • 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.[7]
  • On April 20, 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[edit]

Winner

Hacking[edit]

On 16 Feb 2003, Geo TV's website was hacked by 'Z Hacking Crew' (ZHC),[9] a hacktivist group that has defaced large scale Indian websites in the past. ZHC protested against a lack of coverage of the week long curfew imposed by Indian authorities in Kashmir and what they saw as India-oriented programming.[10]

Controversies[edit]

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.[11]

Ban[edit]

In May 2014, Geo TV was banned by PEMRA[12]for airing blasphemous content on Geo Entertainment in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan.[13][14][15] Protest was also done in Lahore as people said its an unlawful ban.[16] While on other hand countrywide protest was done against Geo for airing controversial content.[17][18][19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geo - company profile". Super Brands. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Geo - corp[orate profile". Geo Television Network. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "About Geo Entertainment". Geo Television Network. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "About us - Geo Entertainment". Geo Entertainment. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "About Geo News". Geo Television Network. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Geo News - corporate profile". Geo News. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Exclusivity of GEO". Geo Television Network. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Masala Lifestyle Awards - Winners". Masala. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Geo TV Website Gets Hacked by ZHC". Buzz Pakistan. Imran. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Geo gets hacked for ignoring Kashmir struggle". Saach.TV. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  11. ^ Walsh, Declan (26 April 2014). "Attack on Journalist Starts Battle in Pakistani Press". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "PEMRA serves notice on Geo for controversial content". Daily Times. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Humaima (16 May 2014). "Another Show Cause Notice for GEO TV for Airing Blasphemous Content". Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Mohammad Ashraf (16 May 2014). "Pakistan’s Geo TV under fire for ‘blasphemy’". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Demos held against Geo TV". The News. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Protests against unlawful ban on Geo TV go on". The News. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Countrywide protests against Geo for airing ‘blasphemous’ content". Daily Times. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Ahmad Naveed (17 May 2014). "Massive Protests against Geo TV for Airing Blasphemous Content". Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Countrywide protests against Geo". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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