Dunya News

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Dunya News
Dunya News.jpg
Launched 1 December 2008; 9 years ago (2008-12-01)
Owned by Mian Amer Mehmood
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i and 4K UHD Broadcast HDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.03% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Slogan خبر کی دنیا
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu
Broadcast area South Asia, United Kingdom, United States, Middle East
Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
Sister channel(s) Dunya Entertainment, Lahore News
Website Dunyanews.tv
Availability
Satellite
PAKSAT 1R 4165 Mhz.
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 765
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV 007
Streaming media
Dunya News Live Watch Live

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 Islamabad, 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[1] as well as satirical infotainment shows like Hasb-e-Haal.

The channel has an on-line stream available on its website.

History[edit]

Dunya News began transmission in 2008.[2] 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).[3]

Network[edit]

Bureau offices are located in the following cities:

  • Karachi (Sindh)
  • Islamabad & Rawalpindi (Pothohar)
  • Quetta (Balochistan)
  • Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkwah)
  • Multan
  • 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.

Popular shows[edit]

Social Media Information[edit]

Social Media Accounts
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dunyanews/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dunyanews.tv/
Twitter https://twitter.com/DunyaNews
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMBV5Iw4WqKILKue1nP6Hg

Notable journalists[edit]

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 , Kamran Shahid , Dr Moeed Pirzada & Wajahat Saeed are other highly prominent names of the media and journalism industry who currently have stand alone shows on Dunya News.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On The Front: TV Show". Watch Kamran Shahid's show On The Front at Dunya Urdu.
  2. ^ "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed? - The Express Tribune". 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ 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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