Geo TV or Geo Television is a Pakistani television network founded by Mir Shakil ur Rehman in May 2002. Geo TV belongs to Independent Media Corporation, owner of the Jang Group of Newspapers. The channel started its test transmission on 14 August 2002, whereas regular transmission began from 1 October 2002. In Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, the word geo translates to live on in English.
The channel is lauded in the West and many Western media outlets have asked Geo TV for exclusive footage sharing. Since the channel launch, Geo TV has put freedom of speech and freedom of expression in Pakistan to unprecedented levels in Pakistani history. This has also put Geo TV in numerous conflicts with the Pakistani Government. Most other Pakistani media outlets viewed Geo TV as a model to follow, and as a result, Pakistan's media is now considered to be the most free in the Muslim world.
Geo Television Network started out with its flagship channel of Geo TV, but has since launched several other channels including: * GEO Entertainment - a Pakistan based entertainment channel showing Dramas, musical programs, feature movies, primarily in Urdu Language.GEO News - a Pakistan based Urdu News Channel, rated as one the most popular news channels in Pakistan.
GEO Super- sports channel, launched by Geo Network in September 2006. Programming content includes variety of sports from around the world, focusing mainly on cricket, with a secondary focus on boxing, football and field hockey.
AAG TV - channel focusing on programs for youth in Pakistan. AAG TV was launched in September, 2006 by Geo Network.
Geo was awarded a special award in 2005 at the Nouticaslo TV festival.
On April 20, 2004 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas, Mir Ibrahim Rahman, chief executive of Geo TV, received an International Broadcast Excellence Award for the impact the channel has had on Pakistan.
|Owned by||Mir Shakil ur Rehman|
|Slagon||Har Pal Geo|
|Satellite||Position||Down Link Band|
|PAS – 10||68.5° East||C – Band|
|3300 MB/S||2/3||QPSK (Auto)|
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