Hum TV

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Hum TV
Hum TV 2013.png
Hum TV logo since January 2013.
CountryPakistan
Broadcast areaAsia
Middle East
Canada
HeadquartersKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Programming
Language(s)English
Urdu
Picture format4:3 480p (2005-2018)
16:9 1080p, HDTV (2018-present)
2160p, 4KTV (2018-present)
Ownership
OwnerHum Network Limited
Key peopleSultana Siddiqui (President)
Sister channelsStyle 360
Hum Masala
Hum Sitaray
Hum News
Hum Europe
Hum Pashto
History
Launched17 January 2005; 16 years ago (2005-01-17)
Links
Websitewww.hum.tv www.youtube.com/user/HUMTVOST
Availability
Satellite
Sky (UK & Ireland)Hum Europe 761
Hum News 782
Hum Masala 720
Astra 2G (28.2°E)11538 V 22000 5/6
FreeviewChannel 76
Streaming media
HUM TV LiveWatch Live

Hum TV is a 24-hour Urdu General Entertainment TV channel based in Karachi, Pakistan. It was founded by Sultana Siddiqui and Duraid Qureshi. It is owned by Hum Network Limited and traded on Pakistan Stock Exchange as (HUMNL).[1]

Hum Network Limited was known as Eye Television Network Limited prior to 21 January 2011.[2] Hum TV began its transmission on 17 January 2005. In March 2013, Hum Network held its first Hum Awards ceremony.[3] As of 1 May 2018, Hum TV shut down its SD feed and is only available in HD in Pakistan.[4]

Hum TV is one of Pakistan's biggest entertainment networks and regularly is in top ranks and maintains a loyal fanbase on social media, streaming platforms, as well as on television.[2]

History[edit]

Former logo of Hum TV (2005–2013)

The channel's drama series Humsafar, broadcast in 2011–2012, has become the most successful program of the channel to date, earning it widespread acclaim and international recognition.[5][6][7] Due to its success, critics referred to Pakistani television as a "Golden Age".[8]

At the 1st Hum Awards ceremony it was awarded the Hum Honorary Phenomenal Serial Award.[9] Hum TV caters to all genres from entertainment. While HUM caters to urban Pakistan, most dramas on Hum TV at the moment are skewed towards a teen/youth audience, with some other serials being aimed at a more mature urban audience.

Current programs[edit]

Hum TV's programming has been known for shows like:

Production House[edit]

MD Productions[edit]

The network television serials are primarily produced under production company Momina Duraid Productions or MD Productions, owned by Momina Duraid wife of Siddiqui's youngest Son Duraid Qureshi and she is also a senior producer at channel.[2]

Moomal Entertainment[edit]

The other Hum TV shows are being produced by Moomal Entertainment owned by Moomal Shunaid, wife of Siddiqui's eldest son Shunaid Siddiqui. Moomal Entertainment was founded in 2014.[2]

Hum Network channels[edit]

  • Hum TV
  • HUM Sitaray[1]
  • HUM Masala (food and cooking channel)[1]
  • HUM World with separate beams for North America, the United Kingdom and the Middle East[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "HUM NETWORK LTD (HUMNL:Karachi): Company Description". MarketScreener.com business website. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Tirmizi, Farooq (14 August 2019). "How Hum Networks rose to become one of the biggest names in Pakistani entertainment". Pakistan Today (newspaper). Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Hum Awards 2013: Another awards night for TV buffs". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  4. ^ "HUM TV Live- Watch Dramas Online". HUM TV - Watch Dramas Online. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Popular Pakistani television drama Humsafar reaches Toronto fans via web". The Toronto Star (newspaper). 16 February 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  6. ^ Odho, Atiqa (24 February 2012). "Humsafar-Muhabbaton ka Safar the most successful drama in recent times". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  7. ^ a b Tejani, Quratulain (14 December 2011). "Humsafar: Here's what the noise is about". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  8. ^ Zakariya, Sbahat (29 November 2015). "Drama Serials:Golden Age?". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Hum TV awards celebrate showbiz achievements". Dawn (newspaper). 16 March 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d Haider, Sadaf (28 March 2020). "10 iconic Pakistani TV dramas you should binge-watch this weekend". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 25 April 2021.