Geo Entertainment

Geo Entertainment or Geo Drama is a Pakistani entertainment television channel owned by Geo Television Network was established in May 2002.[1] Its test transmission started on 14 August 2002 on the PAS 10 digital satellite whereas on 1 October 2002[2] the regular transmission of Geo Entertainment was started.

Geo Entertainment
Live every moment
Launched1 October 2002 (2002-10-01)
NetworkGeo Television Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for SDTVs)
SloganHar Pal Geo!
CountryPakistan
LanguageUrdu
HeadquartersKarachi
Sister channel(s)
Websiteharpalgeo.tv
Availability
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV32
Streaming media
HarPal Geo LiveWatch Live

Programming

    Controversy

    In May 2014, Geo Entertainment[3] was banned by PEMRA[4]for airing blasphemous content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan.[5][6][7] Protest was also done in Lahore as people said it is an unlawful ban.[8] While on other hand countrywide protest was done against Geo for airing controversial content.[9][10][11]

    References

    1. "Geo TV Network". DAWN.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
    2. "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed?". The Express Tribune. Gulraiz Khan. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
    3. "Pemra suspends Geo Entertainment, ARY News licenses". DAWN.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
    4. "PEMRA serves notice on Geo for controversial content". Daily Times. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
    5. Humaima (16 May 2014). "Another Show Cause Notice for GEO TV for Airing Blasphemous Content". Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
    6. Mohammad Ashraf (16 May 2014). "Pakistan's Geo TV under fire for 'blasphemy'". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
    7. "Demos held against Geo TV". The News. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
    8. "Protests against unlawful ban on Geo TV go on". The News. 29 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
    9. "Countrywide protests against Geo for airing 'blasphemous' content". Daily Times. 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
    10. Ahmad Naveed (17 May 2014). "Massive Protests against Geo TV for Airing Blasphemous Content". Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
    11. "Countrywide protests against Geo". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 31 May 2014.


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