Geo TV

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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

Har pal Haseen Hai, Har Pal GEO

OR Sirf Geo Par
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 815
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 Independent Media Corporation. The channel began test transmission on 14 August 2002, with regular transmission beginning 1 October 2002.[1] 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:

  • 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[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]

Geo Films[edit]

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
Abhi Tau Main Jawan Hun 2013
Anjuman 2013
Armaan 2013
Dil Mera Dharkan Teri 2013
Devar Bhabhi 2013
Aaina 2013
Shootout at Wadala 2013
Race 2 2013
Shuddh Desi Romance 2013

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 3s.

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.[2]
  • Geo was awarded a special award in 2005 at the Nouticaslo TV festival.[3]
  • 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), 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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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