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Pakistan ka television
(lit. Pakistan's television)
|Launched||November 26, 1961 (in Pakistan)|
|Owned by||Pakistan Television Corporation|
|Sister channel(s)||PTV News
|ABNXcess (Malaysia)||Channel 771|
PTV Home or PTV is Pakistan Television Corporation's flagship channel which is broadcast worldwide through satellite. 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. In 1961, the 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. 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.
In 1963, at a public meeting chaired by President Ayub Khan the government decided to launch a television industry in the country. Since 1963, its headquarters have been located in Islamabad. 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.
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