Geo TV Live
Geo TV is another Pakistani top entertainment Channel which was owned by Independent Media Corporation in May, 2002. It started its test transmission in May 2002 but regular transmission began on 1 October 2002. Geo TV is also known as Geo Entertainment.
Initially, Geo TV Live broadcasts its transmission from UAE, being based at Dubai Media City. Geo TV is presently being telecast on Paksat 1R.
Geo aur Jeenay Do, Har Pal Geo are its two main slogans which are so popular among its viewers. It broadcasts its transmission in Urdu Language for its target audience. So, Geo TV Urdu is a top entertainment channels which on airs different programs keeping in view the taste of the audience. From Dramas, Films, Soap and Award shows, Geo TV offers you everything which one could desire.
Geo TV Pakistan telecasts such kind of entertaining programs that depicts its culture and traditions and does not promote unethical contents being Pakistani Channel. Rating wise, Geo TV can compete with other top rated entertainment channels of Pakistan. You can say that after National TV, it is most popular TV Channel of Pakistan. Now, everybody wants to watch Geo TV because its programs are full with fun and entertainment.
Geo TV Live
Geo TV Live can cover every kind of live event regarding Talk show, Award Show, Musical Show. Geo TV Live transmission is also available on its official website i.e; www.harpalgeo.tv. Apart from its live transmission, you can also watch current and recorded episodes of its top Dramas. Further, you can also get schedule of its various programs telecast through its platform.
Issue with PEMRA
In May 2014, a ban had been imposed on Geo Entertainment Channel by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) due to airing blasphemous content on its Morning show namely as Utho Jago Pakistan which is hosted by Shaista Lodhi.
As a result of this controversial content, countrywide protest has been recorded by people against Geo TV. Later on, host of the show, apologized from its viewers over the “inadvertent mistake in the morning show. Atlast, the issue had been settled between Geo TV & PEMRA.
Geo TV Network
It is basically a group of channels works under the banner of Geo TV Network. Besides, Geo TV, its sister channels include:-
Lets we discuses each one by one in short:-
Basically, Geo News is dedicated to News which main purpose to cater news to viewers located in different parts of the country. Geo News is one of top news channels of Pakistan. Its official website is www.geo.tv from where you not only catch live news but also get live updates of news occurs in different part of the world. Geo News covers every kind of news regarding Regional politics, World politics, sports, entertainment, weather and business. It was owned by Independent Media Corporation and it was launched in 2004.
It is another product of Geo Network having main focus on catering headlines news. So, it is a headlines news channel of Pakistan which broadcasts news after every fifteen minutes alongwith other programs. Apart from news, it also telecasts entertainment programs like short stories, breaking news, headlines and documentaries as well. Geo Tez is a good replacement of Geo English news channel which has closed in 2013.
Geo Super is dedicated to Sports. Actually, this is Dubai Based Pakistani sports channel broadcasts 24 hours sport programs apart from live sports. It was launched in 2007. Its main slogan is Jeet Kay Geo which is very popular among sports lovers. The main focus of Geo Super is to cover Cricket tournaments regardless to that these are locally managed or internationally arranged. Therefore, Geo Super has managed to get rights of ICC tournaments for next 5 years including all major Cricketing events like ICC Cricket World Cup, T20 World Cup, ICC Champion Trophy and ICC under 19-World Cup.
Further, it also broadcasts sports programs in which every kind of sport is discussed:-
Bolain Kya Baat Hai
Ye hai Cricket Pakistan
Thanda Garam Show
Geo Kahani is a Pakistani Entertainment Channel which telecast Dramas as a main product. Apart from Pakistani contents, it also telecasts international contents in shape of Indian and Turkish Dramas like Mera Sultan, Intekam, Iffet, Bewafai, Noor, Mohabbat (Turkish content) and Bhoomi Kay Sapne, CID, Doli Armano ki, Dosri Shadi (Indian content). It also telecast Indian Movies, Awards Shows, Music shows and fun based shows. Its official website is www.geokahani.tv where you can watch its live streaming and recorded episodes of current and previous dramas. It was launched in 16 May 2013. Its official slogan is Meri Tumhari Geo Kahani. The Title song of Geo Kahani Channel is sung by the famous singer of Pakistan as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Geo Dost is fun based segment on Geo TV Live where everyone has been given a chance to show your hidden journalistic skills. For this purpose, people has been given a chance to share something with Geo TV like interesting video, songs, jokes, funny clips etc.
Geo TV Dramas are also very popular among people of Pakistan. Geo TV Drama has telecast various hit dramas which have not only appreciated in Pakistan but also other parts of the world where its transmission is seen. A list of dramas is as under:-
Zindagi, Heer, Ghuttan, Meri Behan Maya, Boli Bano, Uran, tere Bina, Mannat, Dilfareb, Demak, Noor-e- Zindagi, Jahez, Hiddat, Mein Akeli, Khan (new drama)
Geo TV has released a number of Movies which comes under its own production like:-
Khuda Kay Liye
Zindagi Kitne Haseen Hay
Mein Hamza Mashkoor
Apart from own production, it has also telecast Indian Movies. Following are the best movies which have been broadcast through it:-
Karachi se Lahore
Geo TValso telecasts award shows programs. It does not miss to broadcast any event of Lux Style Award Show. Recently, it has broadcast 16th Annual Lux Style Awards ceremony which is a big event pertaining to Film, Fashion, Television and Music.
In short, Geo TV Live is such a place where you can get every kind of entertainment regarding Dramas, Films, Soaps, Award shows and musical shows. So it always keeps in mind the interest of its viewers and never broadcast such contents which people do not like.