PTV Home

PTV Home

Pakistan ka television
(lit. Pakistan's television)
Launched November 26, 1964 (in Pakistan)[1]
Owned by Pakistan Television Corporation
Country Pakistan
Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
Sister channel(s) PTV News
PTV Sports
PTV National
PTV Bolan
PTV Global
Analogue VHF band
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 771

PTV Home or PTV is Pakistan Television Corporation's flagship channel which is broadcast worldwide through satellite. The content of the terrestrial and satellite channels is different; for example, terrestrial programming includes live telecasts of Pakistan's cricket matches and other professional sports, but the satellite channel cannot broadcast this content.


The idea of establishing a media and television industry was conceived in late 1958 by the privately set-up national education commission, with the support of then-President Field Marshal Ayub Khan.[1] In 1964, Syed Wajid Ali launched a television industrial development project, and brought in electrical engineer Ubaidur Rahman of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) as the project director of the first television programme.[1] Ali established a private television broadcasting company with the cooperation of Nippon Electric Company (NEC) of Japan and Thomas Television International of Great Britain.[1]

In 1963, at a public meeting chaired by President Ayub Khan, the government decided to launch a television industry in the country.[1] Since 1963, its headquarters have been located in Islamabad. From 1961–62, a television headquarters was established in Lahore, and Rahman's team made several pilot transmission tests, while many television divisions were established throughout Pakistan, including in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.[1] 'PTV Home' operations building is situated at H-9 sector, Islamabad, Pakistan.[2]

Current programming

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Logan, Stephen; UNESCO (2008). "Television in Pakistan- History and development". In Indrajit Banerjee. Asian Communication Handbook, 2008 (Google Books). New York, United States (United Nations Secretariat): Asian Media Information and Communication Centre. pp. 377–400. ISBN 978-981-4136-10-5. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. PTV Home on IMDb website, Retrieved 9 June 2016
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