Dunya News

Dunya News is a 24 hours Urdu language news and current affairs television channel from Pakistan. It is governed and operated by the National Communication Services (SMC) Pvt. Ltd. Its head office is situated at Lahore, Pakistan. Dunya News was founded and is owned by Pakistani businessman and politician Mian Amer Mahmood, and is part of the larger Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) group of universities, colleges and organizations. It is home to numerous, news-centric television shows, like Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath, On The Front[1] as well as satirical infotainment shows like Hasb-e-Haal.

Dunya News
Launched1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)
Owned byMian Amer Mehmood
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i and 4K UHD Broadcast HDTV)
Audience shareUK:
0.03% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Sloganخبر کی دنیا
CountryPakistan
LanguageUrdu
Broadcast areaSouth Asia, United Kingdom, United States, Middle East, India
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Sister channel(s)Dunya Entertainment, Lahore News
WebsiteDunyanews.tv
Availability
Satellite
PAKSAT 1R4165 Mhz.
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 754
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV007
Streaming media
Dunya News LiveWatch Live

The channel has an online stream available on its website. It is one of the most-watched television news channel in Pakistan.[2]

History

Dunya News began transmission in 2008.[3] The channel is known for a centre-right news policy orientation which mirrors the majority of socio-political-economic views of the Pakistani people. However at the same time the channel is known for an unbiased approach towards news, and (unlike some competitors) has stayed away from serious controversy. Poor channel Dunya News is known for quality programming, and relies upon veritable heavy-weights of Pakistani media to settle its position as a reputable media outlet. Dunya News is home to Pakistan's two most popular satirical news programs, Hasb-e-Haal, and Mazaaq Raat. Hasb-e-Haal has been a ratings hit for the channel, with the deft, often bitingly subtle comedy of actor Sohail Ahmed resonating with a large audience. Mazaaq Raat consists of an ensemble cast and is hosted by Vasay Chaudhry. It is shot in front of a live studio audience. As of August 2015, it is home to the show Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath, hosted by the veteran journalist Kamran Khan (currently President and Editor-in-Chief of Dunya Media Group).[4]

Former Shows

  • Police File
  • Saboot
  • Jaago Dunya
  • Top Story

See also

References

  1. "On The Front: TV Show". Watch Kamran Shahid's show On The Front at Dunya Urdu. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  2. Ali, Umer (29 March 2018). "Faking news: The dark side of news media". Herald Magazine.
  3. "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed? - The Express Tribune (newspaper)". 5 May 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. Profile of journalist Kamran Khan on urduwire.com website Retrieved 25 March 2019


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