Geo Super

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Geo Super
Geo Super logo.png
Launched2007
Owned byGeo TV
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
SloganJeet kay Geo
HeadquartersKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Sister channel(s)
Websitegeosuper.tv
Availability
Satellite
PAKSAT (Pakistan)3797 MHz 3/4
Intelsat 10 (Aisa)3333-2/3
Dish Network (USA)Channel 747
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 873
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)Channel 76
Streaming media
Live streamingGeo Super live

Geo Super is the first 24-hour Karachi based Pakistani channel dedicated to the world of sports. It belongs to Independent Media Corporation, owner of the Jang Group of Newspapers.

Launch[edit]

In late September, 2007, GEO Television Network launched Geo Super. Geo Super broadcasts sports events, focusing mainly on cricket, with secondary focuses on football and field hockey. Shortly after its launch, Geo Super managed to secure the television rights of the ICC tournaments for the next five years covering all major cricketing events like ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Twenty20 World Cup, Faysal Bank T20 Cup and ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Subscription[edit]

Geo Super is an encrypted channel and is only available in Pakistan (legally) free for cable operators. The whole Geo Network uses Conax encryption with KAON set top boxes.

Coverage[edit]

Geo Super covered all major events in the recent years cricketing world, boxing, hockey, football and tennis. Events like The Ashes, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan's domestic T20 Cup, IPL, PSL, Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Boxing League to name a few. Recently, in collaboration with Pakistan Football Federation, Geo Super launched the Super Football League competition involving the 5 big cities of Pakistan having their own football clubs in a league format competition for the betterment of football in Pakistan. Since Geo Super is a Pakistan-based sports channel, it has focused on the domestic sports in the country and has aired events like 2007-08 RBS Twenty20 Cup and 2008-09 RBS Twenty20 Cup, 2008-09 RBS Pentangular Cup One Day, 2009–10 RBS Twenty-20 Cup, 2010–11 Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup, Faysal Bank Super 8 T20 Cup 2011, 52nd National Badminton Championship, 34th National Snooker Championship, 2nd Ranking Snooker Championship, Pentangular 6 Red Snooker Team Series, Shandur Polo Cup 2008, MAC Kyokushin, Spring Blossom Polo Festival, 16th National Skiing Championship, Super Football League and many others and will air more of the domestic sports in the future.It bought rights to show Brazilian League 2011/12 live on the channel. The network also broadcasts the Kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan. It has shown the 2010 Kabaddi world Cup, 2011 Kabaddi world Cup, 2012 Kabaddi world Cup in Pakistan.

Football National International
Spain La Liga
Europe UEFA European Championship European World Cup Qualifiers
South America Copa America South American World Cup Qualifiers
Cricket National International
India IPL
Bangladesh BPL Bangladesh
Pakistan PSL
Afghanistan APL Afghanishtan

Controversies[edit]

ICC World Cup 2011 dispute[edit]

The 2011 World Cup was the second to be broadcast by Geo Super. However Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) terminated its contract for hosting the world cup. After taking the case to the Supreme Court, Geo was re-awarded the sole and exclusive rights to host the tournament.[1] Geo also announced that they had hired former Pakistan captain Imran Khan as a commentator.[2]

Geo Super taken off-air[edit]

On 7 April 2011, Geo Super was banned from broadcasting in Pakistan by PEMRA due to the disputes relating to broadcast from another country.[3] But after two months broadcasting ban was uplifted.

Reaction after 14 May 2014[edit]

On 14 May 2014 after an alleged attempt of blasphemy by Geo TV several internet websites decided to boycott Geo Super and decided to take the network off their streaming platforms.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geo Super rights for WC matches restored. Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  2. ^ Imran Khan signs with Geo Super for World Cup 2011. Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  3. ^ "Govt has Geo Super turned off". GEO TV. 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
  4. ^ [1]

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