Hum TV

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Hum TV
Hum TV 2013.png
Hum TV logo since January 2013.
Broadcast areaAsia
Middle East
SloganHum Aur Aap Har Pal Saath
HeadquartersKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Language(s)English Urdu
Picture format4:3 480p (2005-2018)
16:9 1080p, HDTV (2018-present)
2160p, 4KTV (2018-present)
OwnerHum Network Limited
Key peopleSultana Siddiqui (President)
Sister channelsStyle 360
Hum Masala
Hum Sitaray
Hum News
Hum Europe
Hum Pashto
Launched17 January 2005; 15 years ago (2005-01-17)
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 (KSE: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 is 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 on television.[5]


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.[6][7][8] Due to its success, critics referred to Pakistani television as a "Golden Age".[9] At the 1st Hum Awards ceremony it was awarded the Hum Honorary Phenomenal Serial Award.[10] 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 Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Shehr-e-Zaat, Aangan, Aahista Aahista, Digest Writer, O Rangreza, Daldal, Dastaan, Baandi, Ishq Tamasha, Suno Chanda, Ehd-e-Wafa, Yaqeen Ka Safar and Yeh Dil Mera and recent Blockbuster Sabaat etc.[11]

Production House[edit]

MD Productions[edit]

The network television serials are primarily produced under production company Momina Duraid Productions, owned by Momina Duraid who is also a senior producer at channel.

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "HUM NETWORK LTD (HUMNL:Karachi): Company Description - Businessweek". Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Hum Network Ltd (HUMN.KA) Key Developments". 27 January 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Hum Awards 2013: Another awards night for TV buffs". The Express Tribune. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Live | HUM TV - Watch Dramas Online". HUM TV - Watch Dramas Online. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  5. ^ Tirmizi, Farooq (14 August 2019). "How Hum Networks rose to become one of the biggest names in Pakistani entertainment". Profit by Pakistan Today. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Popular Pakistani television drama Humsafar reaches Toronto fans via web". The Star. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  7. ^ Odho, Atiqa (24 February 2012). "Humsafar-Muhabbaton ka Safar the most successful drama in recent times". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  8. ^ Tejani, Quratulain (14 December 2011). "Humsafar: Here's what the noise is about". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  9. ^ Zakariya, Sbahat (29 November 2015). "Drama Serials:Golden Age?". Dawn News. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Hum Honorary TV Award". Dawn News. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
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