|Launched||1 January 2010|
|Owned by||Mian Amer Mehmood|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
0.04% (September 2015 , BARB)
|Slogan||Khabar Ki Dunya|
|Broadcast area||South Asia|
|Headquarters||8-A, Abbot Road, Lahore|
|Sister channel(s)||Dunya Entertainment|
|Intelsat-20 68.5 E||4150 Mhz.|
|Sky (UK & Ireland)||Channel 850|
|PTCL Smart TV||007|
Dunya News is a 24 hours Urdu language news and current affairs television channel from Pakistan. It is governed and operated by the National Communication Services (SMC) Pvt. Ltd. Its head office is situated at Lahore, Pakistan. Dunya News was founded and is owned by Pakistani businessman and politician Mian Amer Mahmood, and is part of the larger Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) group of universities, colleges and organizations. It is home to numerous, news-centric television shows, like Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath, On The Front as well as satirical infotainment shows like Hasb-e-Haal.
The channel has an on-line stream available on its website for foreign viewing.
Dunya News began transmission on 1 January 2010. The channel is known for a centre-right news policy orientation which mirrors the majority of socio-political-economic views of the Pakistani people. However at the same time the channel is known for an unbiased approach towards news, and (unlike some competitors) has stayed away from serious controversy. Dunya News is known for quality programming, and relies upon veritable heavy-weights of Pakistani media to settle its position as a reputable media outlet. Dunya News is home to Pakistan's two most popular satirical news programs, Hasb-e-Haal, and Mazaaq Raat. Hasb-e-Haal has been a ratings hit for the channel, with the deft, often bitingly subtle comedy of actor Sohail Ahmed resonating with a large audience. Mazaaq Raat consists of an ensemble cast and is hosted by Vasay Chaudhry. It is shot in front of a live studio audience. As of August 2015 it is home to the show Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath, hosted by the titular Kamran Khan (currently President and Editor-in-Chief of Dunya Media Group).
Bureau offices are located in the following cities:
- Karachi (Sindh)
- Islamabad & Rawalpindi (Pothohar)
- Quetta (Balochistan)
- Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkwah)
- Multan (Saraiki Sooba)
- Gujranwala (Punjab)
- Faisalabad (Punjab)
- Muzaffarabad (Kashmir)
- Sukkur (Sindh)
- Dera Ismail Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkwah)
Bureaus abroad include:
All bureaus are connected live 24/7 through satellite and fiber optic cables.
There is a fleet of 20 DSNG vans with auto-locking satellite mobile links for instant news coverage.
- Cricket Dewangi
- Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath
- Dunya TV Special
- Election Caravan
- Khabar Yeh Hay
- Mazaaq Raat
- Meri Dunya
- Nuqta E Nazar
- On The Front
- The Sports Show
- Tonight with Dr Moeed Pirzada
- Voice of Dunya
- Yaad Karti Hay Dunya
Mukarram Khan Atif, who was a reporter for Dunya News, was killed by the Pakistani Taliban on 17 January 2012 for his reporting. Kamran Khan and Kamran Shahid are other highly prominent names of the media and journalism industry who currently have stand alone shows on Dunya News.
- http://www.urduwire.com/people/Kamran-Khan_116.aspx, Profile of journalist Kamran Khan on urduwire.com website, Retrieved 29 Aug 2016
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