PTV Sports Live
PTV Sports is a first sports channel of Pakistan which is launched only on the demands of Pakistani sports lovers. PTV sports telecasts 24-hour sports transmission including live matches, recorded matches and pre and post match analysis on sporting events. It is owned by Pakistan Television Vision Network. It was launched on 14 January 2012. Initially, PTV sports started its test transmission in December 2011 on Asia Satellite. Its main headquarters is based on Lahore Pakistan. Its most popular slogans are Jeet Hai Janoon & Game on hai.
PTV sports, being national sports channel of Pakistan have telecast many major sports events including national and international uptill now. It also has kept exclusive broadcasting rights for many sporting events like cricket, hockey and Olympic Games. Apart from live matches, PTV sports also telecasts recorded matches of many sports. Its popularity has been increasing day by day since it is launched. That’s why it has huge fan club in Pakistan.
Purpose of PTV Sports Live
The basic aim of PTV sports live is to cover national and international sporting events including all types of sports especially Cricket, football and hockey. Apart from covering live sports, PTV Sports live also promotes club cricket and domestic cricket of Pakistan to introduce new talent in Pakistan Cricket.
Moreover, PTV Sports not only provides a good platform for youth to show their talent but also encourage them towards healthy activities.
Its official website is www.sports.ptv.com.pk where you can get news update regarding any sporting event including Cricket, Tennis, Football and Hockey. It also provides access to online users to watch live streaming of any sports event. Moreover, it always keeps them up to date with the latest scores, results, fixtures, Videos, tables &, Match Summary etc.
When you visit its home page, you will see the promo of PTV Sports programs which are telecast through its platform including Kick off, Red Zone, sports climate, Journo’s Eyes, spice views etc. You will also get news update about international and national events covering all sports. Apart from news update, you will also get detail of Cricket Icon, Cricket history and Promotion songs of PTV sports. On clicking Cricket Icon Tab, You will get complete history of renowned Muslim Crickets players and their contribution to their homeland. You will also get history of Cricket players belong to different teams by clicking Cricket history tab. Promotion songs are dedicative songs of PTV sports which it plays on different occasion to boost up the moral of its team and pay tribute to the win of its team.
Platform to boost domestic sports
To launch PTV sports, is a good step of Pakistan Television Network which basic aim is to cover domestic sports of Pakistan alongwith international sports. Its main focus is to encourage young talent of Pakistan by boosting them and come onto the surface. Therefore, it telecasts club sports matches, departmental matches and national events covering all sports. Particularly, it has contributed a lot in Pakistan Cricket by promoting young talent in domestic event matches. That’s why; many renowned faces of Pakistan Cricket team are the result of its efforts. The Channel also provides exposure to youngsters to play under live conditions. This experience helps them while playing international cricket and as a result they feel less pressure. So we can say that it is the right step to launch PTV sports channel in order to motivate and encourage youth towards healthy activities.
Notable Anchors / Journalist
It is the great honor for PTV sports to have a great association with famous sports anchors, ex-players as well as journalist since its beginning. The prominent names includes as Rashid Latif, Chisty Mujahid, Mirza Iqbal Baig, Emmad Hameed and Mohsin Khan and Dr. Nauman Niaz (Director sports of PTV Sports) which have given their expert views on a number of sports show. Here, to mention the name of Mirza Iqbal Baig is very compulsory because his association was also remained with PTV Sports although for a shorter period but very helpful. Therefore, his name could not be separated with the name of PTV Sports. He is well known sports journalist and host as well. Dr. Numan Niaz is another great addition in PTV sports Live anchors. Under the leadership of Dr. Numan Niaz, PTV sports prosper and achieved a remarkable position among other sports channels in a very short period of time. PTV Sports has become an alarming threat to big sports channel like Geo sports, ten sports etc due to having big fan club in short period of time.
Major broadcaster of National & International events
It is the great honor for PTV sports live to become an official broadcaster of several domestic and international sporting events. The detail is given below:-
PTV sports covers almost all national sports events regarding cricket, hockey and football. Following are major events which are broadcast through PTV sports:-
- Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Domestic Cricket event)
- PSL League (Pakistan super League on Cricket)
- The Patron's Trophy (renamed as President's Trophy)
- Faysal Bank T20 Cup
- Ramdan T20 Cup
- Pentangular Trophy
- National T20 Cup
- Athletics Championship
- Pakistan Champions Cricket League
- National event on Football
Besides national events, PTV sports also covers major international events. The detail is given below:-
- ICC Cricket Work Cup (Men & Women)
- ICC T20 World Cup (Men & Women)
- ICC Champion Trophy
- ICC under-19 Cricket World Cup
- Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes
- ICC World Cup Qualifier
- Ashes Cricket series
- All international Pakistan Cricket series
- All International Cricket series of England
- All International Cricket series of England
- Big Bash League
- FIFA World Cup
- All internal matches of Pakistan
- Premier League
- SAFF Championship
- UEFA European Championship
- Barclays Premier League
- Hockey World Cup
- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
- Hockey Champions Trophy
- SAFF Championship
- Hero Hockey World League
- Australian Open, The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific
- The Championships, Wimbledon
- The French Open
PTV sports telecast many sports based programs. The names of these shows are as under:-
Game on Hai
Cricket coming home (a new program on PTV sports)
Game on Hai is the most prominent show of PTV Sports Live. Let’s we discuss it:-
Game On Hai
Game on Hai is the top rated show of PTV Sports. This program is based on pre and post match analysis which is hosted by Dr. Nauman Niaz who has also been appointed as Director Sports of PTV sports. Many national and international players are invited as guest who gives their expert opinion and present in depth analysis in ongoing cricket match. These players may often include Saqlain Mushtaq, Javed Miandad, Sanath Jayasuriya Ajay Jadeja, Jonty Rhodes, Herschelle Gibbs, Dean Jones etc. Besides, Dr. Nauman, other international players have also opportunity to host this show like Ajay Jadeja, Sanath Jayasuriya and Herschelle Gibbs etc.