Founding Date: 2004
Company Name: Independent Media Corporation
Company’s Website: www.geo.tv
Geo News is a private television news channel operating in Pakistan. Its parent company is Independent Media Corporation, which also owns the Jang Group of Newspapers in the print media section. On searching the web with using the keyword Geo News, a number of page links open, including latest news running in Pakistan, Geo news’ YouTube channel. Links to its Android Apps available on Google Play Store also appear with a Wikipedia link of Geo News. The image results show still images from its news bulletin, live streaming shows and various takes of its company logo.
The Conception of Geo News
The Geo Television Network initiated operations with the flagship channel initiation into media Geo TV in May 2002. After that, a lot of other channels have been launched to complete its television network, which include, Geo Entertainment, Geo News, Geo Kahani, Geo Super Sports and Geo Tez, a comedy channel. Iftikhar Qaisar who is presently based in London had served as the Bureau Chief of Geo News from 1985-2017 for United Kingdom and Europe.
Operations of Geo News
It hosts numerous programmes like MerayMutabiq, Aapas Ki Baat, Capital Talk, Jugnu, Report Card, Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain, Naya Pakistan, Score, Geo Pakistan Morning Show, Khabarnaak, Geo Cartoon, Burqa Avenger, Jirga, Aik Din Geo KeSath, and AajShahzebKhansada Key Sath. Geo News’ Analysists include Mazhar Abbas, Hassan Nisar, NajamSethi, Rana Jawad and SohailWarraich. It has a sister channel called AAG TV which serves as a musical and entertainment channel for the younger generation of the country. As of September 2015, it had an audience share of 0.03%.
Awards and Recognitions
It won the Tarang Houseful Awards, Lux Style Awards and 62ndFilmfare Awards 2017 besides 15th Lux Style Awards, 2016. It won a special award in 2005 at Nouticasto TV Festival and in 2004, it also received International Broadcast Excellence Award.