PTV Home

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PTV Home
PTV Home (logo).png
Pakistan ka television
(lit. Pakistan's television)
Launched November 26, 1961 (in Pakistan)
Owned by Pakistan Television Corporation
Country Pakistan
Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
Sister channel(s) PTV News
PTV Sports
PTV National
PTV Bolan
PTV Global
Analogue VHF band
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 771

PTV Home or PTV is Pakistan Television Corporation's flagship channel and the most widely available terrestrial television channel in Pakistan [1] and worldwide through satellite. The channel has the largest national viewership base in the country. The content of the terrestrial and satellite channels is different; for example, terrestrial programming includes live telecasts of Pakistan's cricket matches and other professional sports, but the satellite channel cannot broadcast this content.


The idea of establishing a media and television industry was conceived in late 1958 by the privately set-up national education commission, with the support of then-President Field Marshal Ayub Khan.[2] In 1961, the private sector media mogul and industrialist Syed Wajid Ali launched a television industrial development project, and brought in electrical engineer Ubaidur Rahman of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) as the project director of the first television programme.[2] 1961 Ali established a private television broadcasting company with the cooperation of Nippon Electric Company (NEC) of Japan and Thomas Television International of Great Britain.[2]

In 1963, at a public meeting chaired by President Ayub Khan the government decided to launch a television industry in the country.[2] Since 1963, its headquarters have been located in Islamabad, near the Cabinet Secretariat. From 1961–62, a television headquarters was established in Lahore, and Rahman's team made several pilot transmission tests, while many television divisions were established throughout Pakistan, including East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.[2]

Current programming[edit]

  • Khabarnama
  • lagy na jiya
  • moom
  • morning with juggun

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Most Popular Terrestrial Channel in Pakistan
  2. ^ a b c d e Logan, Stephen; UNESCO (2008). "Television in Pakistan". In Indrajit Banerjee. Asian Communication Handbook, 2008 (google books). New York, United States (United Nations Secretariat): Asian Media Information and Communication Centre. pp. 377–400. ISBN 978-981-4136-10-5. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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