GEO News is a very popular Karachi based news channel that broadcasts news from around the world, thus serving to keep its city dwellers informed about the global affairs.
Geo News is a fulltime news channel based in Karachi, Pakistan. Owned and operated by the Jang Group, the channel was founded in the year 2005, November. Operating in Urdu, the channel caters to millions of Urdu language viewers around the globe. The channel streams its shows online for free viewing of the viewers. You can watch GEO News, only if you have access to the Web. Telecasting news straight from Pakistan, the channel broadcasts both nation and international news to keep the residents of the country fully informed about the current affairs taking place around the globe.
Due to its worldwide service, the channel is available with satellite service providers of Europe, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland and Middle East, apart from Pakistan itself. Network service providers like World TV Europe from Europe, Sky Digital from UK, Pehla from the Middle East, Dish Network from USA, Southern Networks from Pakistan and Rogers Cable from Canada carry the channel. The channel is further available in Japan through World on Demand.
A wide range of news programs is aired on the Geo news, some of which are mentioned below.
Capital Talk is a debate show on the current affairs. Concentrating mostly on discussions on political developments, the program simplifies the progress of Pakistan and converts them into simple terms that are understandable to the common mass.
Bazaar is another interesting program that depicts the entire market scenario of Pakistan and its rank in the world standard.
Names of some other popular shows are Crisis Cell, 50 Minute, Geomentary, Left Right, VoA and Score.
In April, 2010, the company failed to pay a due tax payment of Rs. 1,680.000 million, owing to which, the company was arrested by the court.
In 2007, following the emergency imposition by Pervez Musharraf, Geo News was totally banned from Pakistan along with other private TV news channels.