Geo Entertainment Network
Geo Television Network is a Pakistan based entertainment channel owned by Mir Khalil Ur Rehman became official in October 2002. Geo Television Network is a part of renowned newspaper publication “Jang Group”. The ideology behind the Geo Television Network is “Geo Aur Jeenay Do.”
Geo News is not just a news channel it is a considered to be the Face of Pakistan as it depicts the image of Pakistan on International forum. No other Pakistani news channel is popular in international audience other than Geo News. People love to listen and debate on the talk shows of Hamid Mir and Kamran Khan. Whether it’s General Election 2013, updates on ongoing Operation Zarb e Azab, Azadi March of Imran Khan, or Inqilab March of Dr. Tahir Ul Qadri; the people are more interested in knowing how Kamran Khan or Hamid Mir evaluates it.
Since last few years Geo News faced serious allegations and accusations from Government and Judiciary. If we recall the very first incident took place in State of Emergency 2007 when the Musharraf government completely banned broadcasting of Geo News. The programs Capital Talk and Meray Mutabiq were banned by the Dubai government on special request from the Pakistan Government. Geo News was again targeted in 2009 for vigorously promoting the 'Lawyers' Movement' and the 'Long March' and constantly going against the running government for several years. The recent incidents of attack on Geo’s senior anchor Hamid Mir in Karachi changed the entire scenario of Pakistani media and its image locally and internationally. The channel was highly criticized for blaming and accusing Inter Services Intelligence and it’s Director General Zaheer-ul-Islam for attempted assassination of Hamid Mir. This resulted in suspension of Geo News License by PEMRA for 15 days.
Despite the controversies the channels regained its popularity in the electronic media, being the largest channel in Pakistan. According to Gallup Pakistan, Geo News ranked second in the list of Top 20 channels in terms of viewership in 2013 (data: Jan – June 2013). It gained popularity and public support due to its highly professional news channel, anchors, talk shows, and debate. People prefer to watch Geo News for any Breaking News instead of BBC or CNN. People have faith on Geo News as it has always delivered them true information of current affairs, breaking news, and Geo News headlines. Geo News is a trend setter and one of the most trusted news channel TV not only in Pakistan but all over the world.
Geo has made remarkable progress and development in the media spectrum with its ground breaking expertise in current affair shows, news, entertainment, sports, and music. It has excelled in all domains of electronic media. Renowned TV channels of Geo are Geo Entertainment, Geo News, Geo Super, Geo Tez, Geo Kahani, and AAG TV. Each of these channels is unique, informative, and entertaining for its viewers.
There is diverse range of Television shows related to entertainment, dramas, comedy, current affairs, talk shows, sports shows that gained popularity and acknowledgement from masses. These shows have directed the true image of Pakistan to the audience in terms of culture, political, social, and economic scenarios. Some of the renowned Geo TV dramas on air these are Bashar Momim, Bikhra Mera Naseeb, Rasam, The Shareef Show, Meri Maa, and others. The talk shows including Capital Talk, Aik din geo Kay Saath, Jawaab Deh, Awaam ki Adaalat, Jirga, Khabarnaak, Lekin, Aapas ki Baat, Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain, Geo FIR and many more. The talk shows debate and analysis by renowned anchors and hosts Hamid Mir, Najam Sethi, Kamran Khan and others have crossed all the records of popularity. The sports shows like Thanda Garam Show on Geo Super became equally popular in masses.