Geo TV

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Geo TV
Geo TV Logo.svg
Broadcast areaInternational
HeadquartersKarachi, Pakistan
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Picture format16:9 (480i, SDTV)
OwnerJang Media Group
Sister channels
Launched1 October 2002 (2002-10-01)-Continue
Rogers Cable (Canada)Channel 858
E vision (UAE)Channel 65
Nayatel(Pakistan)Channel 49
AsiaSat3S (Asia)4180 Vtp 14V
World TV Europe (Europe)Channel 14
Nayatel HD box (Pakistan)Channel -
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 281
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 738
Aora TV (Indonesia)Channel 832
Indovision (Indonesia)Channel 340
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 871
Zuku TV (Kenya)Channel TBA
World On Demand (Japan)Channel 166
PTCL Smart (Pakistan)Channel 34
Freebox TV (France)Channel 601
Neufbox TV (France)Channel 134

Geo Television Network is a Pakistani pay television channel established in May 2002 and owned by the Jang Media Group.[1] The channel began test transmission on 14 August 2002, with regular transmission beginning 1 October 2002.[2][3]


Geo Network was founded in May 2002 by Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. It started out with the launch of its flagship channel Geo News in October 2002.[4] Hamid Mir joined the channel and became one of the first journalists to join Geo News. He started hosting the political talk show Capital Talk which is the flagship show of Geo News. The first guest at the show was Makhdoom Ameen Faheem with whom Mir discussed the 2002 Pakistan general election.[5] After Geo News became a success, the Geo Network launched a sports channel named Geo Super in late September 2006.

Sister channels[edit]

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

Geo Dost[edit]

Geo Dost (meaning Geo Friends) is a Geo TV portal that offers news and more.

Geo Dramas[edit]

Geo Films[edit]

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

Title Year
Mohabbataan Sachiyaan 2007
Ramchand Pakistani 2008
Khuda Kay Liye 2008
Virsa 2010
Bol 2011
Chambaili 2013
Anjuman 2013
Devar Bhabhi[10] 2013
Armaan 2013
Aina 2013
Dil Mera Dharkan Teri 2013
Dukhtar 2014
Moor 2015
Manto 2015
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay 2016
Wajood 2018
Teefa in Trouble 2018
Load Wedding 2018
Heer Maan Ja 2019


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 Paksat 1R.


  • 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.[11]
  • On 20 April 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]



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.[13]

On May 10, 2017, an article published by the agency claimed that the number of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan is about 15 million. "Government sources say that more or less 15 million non-registered Afghan refugees are living in Pakistan."[14] This statistic is far from other internationally accepted value of 2 to 6 million refugees.

After the terror incident on Pakistan Stock Exchange in July 2020, the attackers car was found in the later episode of the channel's show Deewangi, sparked reaction from audiences due to the strange coincidence.[15][16]


In May 2014, Geo TV was banned by PEMRA[17] for airing blasphemous content on Geo Entertainment in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan.[18][19][20] Protest was also done in Lahore as people said it is an unlawful ban.[21] While on other hand countrywide protest was done against Geo for airing controversial content.[22][23][24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chute, James (2001). Ince, Kamran. Oxford Music Online. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.42540.
  2. ^ "Geo - company profile" (PDF). Super Brands. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Geo - corporate profile". Geo Television Network. Archived from the original on 3 June 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Geo TV Network". DAWN (newspaper). 28 June 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. ^ "". Twitter. Retrieved 25 June 2021. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "About Geo Entertainment". Geo Television Network. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  7. ^ "About us - Geo Entertainment". Geo Entertainment. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  8. ^ "About Geo News". Geo Television Network. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Geo News - corporate profile". Geo News. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Filmmakers don't "release" films, distributors do". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Exclusivity of GEO". Geo Television Network. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Masala Lifestyle Awards - Winners". Masala. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  13. ^ Walsh, Declan (26 April 2014). "Attack on Journalist Starts Battle in Pakistani Press". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Chaman border clash disrupts return of Afghan refugees". Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Car used in PSX attack spotted on TV show 'Deewangi'". The Nation. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Car used in PSX attack had four owners". Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  17. ^ "PEMRA serves notice on Geo for controversial content". Daily Times. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  18. ^ Humaima (16 May 2014). "Another Show Cause Notice for GEO TV for Airing Blasphemous Content". Pakistan Tribune. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  19. ^ Mohammad Ashraf (16 May 2014). "Pakistan's Geo TV under fire for 'blasphemy'". Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  20. ^ "Demos held against Geo TV". The News. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Protests against unlawful ban on Geo TV go on". The News. 29 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  22. ^ "Countrywide protests against Geo for airing 'blasphemous' content". Daily Times. 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  23. ^ Ahmad Naveed (17 May 2014). "Massive Protests against Geo TV for Airing Blasphemous Content". Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Countrywide protests against Geo". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 31 May 2014.

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