With the advancement in science and technology, Pakistan’s TV channels are growing dramatically. Few years back, there was only one TV channel was available in Pakistan and that was PTV (Pakistan Television), but now we have lot of variety. We have Sports channels, News channels, Religious channels, Entertainment channels, Kids’ channels and many more. A vast variety is available for viewers (Kids and elders). All the channels are performing good and struggling hard to do something creative and innovative. New ideas and variety is observed in this race of competition. However, the success of any channel depends upon the popularity of it among public. According to viewer’s choice, a list of ten most popular TV channels in Pakistan are:
It is the oldest and the national channel of Pakistan, which is loved all over. Although all major cities and areas of the country is shifted to cable network which is covered 100 + TV channels but PTV is still also available on Simple old style antenna in each & every part of country from rural to urban areas. Pakistan television is offering quality programs from many years which are full of entertainment and knowledge. It was first broadcasted in 1964. Its popularity is everlasting and undying. It was started with a single channel but now it has a wide network having channels like PTV Sports, PTV News, PTV Global, PTV Home, PTV World, PTV National, etc.
2) GEO NEWS:
It was established in 2002, by Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman (Owner of Jung news group too). It is the most famous news channel of Pakistan which has gained lot of popularity among viewers in a short period of time. This channel believes on “Freedom of Voice” and it is the most reliable news Channel. It further has Geo Entertainment, Geo Sports, Geo Kahani, etc.
3) HUM TV:
The dramas of Hum TV are liked by everyone as these are based on social issues like corruption, unemployment, marital issues, etc. it was founded in 2005 and running successfully all over the country.
4) MASALA TV:
It is basically a recipe channel which is loved by all. Women love to see the recipes and tips for cooking. Different types of continental and oriental dishes are introduced for the viewers. All variety is seen in this channel. It was established in 2006 and it is also associated with HUM TV.
5) ARY NEWS:
It is another top listed news channel which was started in 2004. It offers different talk shows and current affairs programs which are like by the viewers. The quality and reliability of programs are the main reason for success.
6) EXPRESS TV:
It was started in 2008 by Express newspaper. It has further branches like Express entertainment, Times, etc. which are like by the audience. It shows variety of programs and entertainment talk shows.
7) SAMAA TV:
It is also a prominent news channel which offers news and current affairs programs, which are purely based on authentic and truth reporting. They use latest technology and have experienced staff.
8) AAJ TV:
It was started in 2005; it gained lot of popularity and success among viewers. It provides entertainment, current affairs programs and highlight informative issues.
9) DUNYA NEWS:
It gives entertainment with knowledge. It shows Urdu language news with current affairs programs and news alerts. Its head office is located in Lahore. It is operated by National communication services. It is owned by Mian Aamir (CEO of Punjab group of Colleges).
10) DAWN NEWS:
It was introduced in 2007. It was first English news channel but then converted to Urdu news channels due to less number of viewers.