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Indus Media Group
Picture format16:9 1080i (HDTV)
CountryPakistan
Broadcast areaSouth Asia
HeadquartersKarachi
Websitehttp://www.indus.tv
Availability
Satellite
Free-To-Airon Paksat 1 at 38.0°E
Free-To-Airon AsiaSat 3S at 105.5°E
Free-To-Airon Measat 3 at 91.5°E

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Indus Media Group (also abbreviated as, IMG) is a Pakistani company broadcasting a mix of free-to-air news and entertainment channels via satellite.

IMG owns and operates the Indus brand of television channels in various global markets. It owns and operates the channels "Indus Vision", "Indus Music" and "Indus Plus".[1][2][3][4]

Company[edit]

Indus Media Group (IMG) owns and operates Indus TV Network (Private) Limited and the Indus brand of television channels in various global markets.[3][5]

Brands[edit]

Indus Plus[edit]

Indus Media launched a 24-hour channel called Indus Plus offering a blend of periodic news updates, infotainment, and entertainment with each segment dedicated to targeting specific audiences. Its shows included talk shows, cooking shows, celebrity interviews, news, views, current affairs, sports, stock markets updates, women's programmes, and prime time interactive games shows. It has been replaced by Indus News.[2][1]

Indus TV[edit]

Indus TV is a 24-hour Pakistani tv channel of general entertainment, infotainment and news. It is owned by Indus Media Group. It telecasts talk shows, dramas, films, biblical teachings and programs for children. It also telecasts and targets ethnic viewers in markets outside their native regions for people in the Middle East, North America, and Europe.[2]

Indus Vision[edit]

Indus Vision
Launched2001
SloganYour Drama Channel
LanguageUrdu
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
Measat 339
Pehla (Middle East)Channel 35
Cable
National Cable Network (Pakistan)10
E Vision (UAE)53

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Indus Vision is Pakistan’s first independent satellite channel and a general entertainment channel.[3] It operates 24 hours per day, offering Urdu programming that includes dramas, sitcoms, entertainment & magazine shows, cooking shows, fashion shows, talk shows, television films, kids programming (including the popular 3-hour segment Indus Chotu), and music. It was founded in 2000 and is owned by Indus Media Group.[5][6]

Programmes[edit]

Its programs include:

  • Dil Ki Baat
  • Eye Vision
  • Home Show
  • Indus Chotu
  • Indus Yoga
  • Kaanch Ki Gudiya
  • Mera Naam Hay Mohabat
  • Pak Raha Hai Kia
  • Sawal
  • Sitaron Ki Shaam
  • Sola Singhar
  • Studio3

Indus News[edit]

Indus News
Owned byIndus Media Group
Slogan"Jo Sach Hai Wo Khabar Hai"
Websitewww.indus.tv
Availability
Cable
National Cable network (Pakistan)Channel 58
Southern Networks (Pakistan)Channel 31
IPTV
Ptcl Smart (Pakistan)Channel 46
Streaming media

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Indus News is a 24-hour news, infotainment, and entertainment channel. It has news bulletins on the hour every hour. In addition to diverse programming for all viewers, it offers daytime programming dedicated to women and is the first of its kind from Pakistan. Indus News offers Urdu programming which includes talk shows, Hassan Wassan's documentaries, cooking shows, celebrity interviews, soaps, news and views, current affairs, sports, and stock markets updates. It also includes prime time interactive game shows.[7] Its transmissions of morning, children's programs, dramas, has been received well by the public. It broadcast shows of different genres.[8][5]

Competitor channels[edit]

  • AAJ News
  • ARY News
  • Dawn News
  • Din News
  • Dunya News
  • Express News
  • Geo News
  • News One
  • PTV News
  • Samaa News
  • Waqt News
  • BOL NEWS

Indus Music[edit]

Indus Music is a Pakistani music channel owned by Indus Media Group. It has interactive VJs, comic fillers, celebrity interviews, theme shows and live concerts. It broadcasts only Pakistani music and is home of IM Awards. It was founded in 2001 and it is owned by Indus TV Network.[1][6][5]

In terms of format, IM compares with any international popular music channel offering round-the-clock-music.

IM-MTV Asia[edit]

In order to bring the world together through music, IM has come up with the IM-MTV Asia Collaboration.

Indus Music is currently offered in Pakistan and 64 other countries.

IM is replaced by MTV Pakistan, where as a segment of Indus Music International runs on the sister channel G Kaboom.

G Kaboom[edit]

G Kaboom is a 24-hour Pakistani music channel. When it was started, it broadcast music, entertainment, news shows, red carpets, fashion shows, lifestyle and infotainment programmes. Since 2010, it is broadcasting music only.[2][9][10]

See also[edit]

  • MTV Pakistan

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Baddhan, Raj (25 September 2005). "Indus to launch two new channels by year-end". BizAsia (UK business website). Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Profile of Indus Media Group on WorldNews (WN) Network Retrieved 27 July 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A concise overview of the media's role in Pakistan since 1947 Dawn (newspaper), Published 23 June 2012, Retrieved 27 July 2020
  4. Who Owns Our Pakistani Television Channels? Pakistan Insider website, Published 8 September 2014, Retrieved 28 July 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Advertising & media industry in Pakistan". Business Recorder (newspaper). 3 March 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ahmed, Zubair (October 5, 2017). "Complete List Of TV Channels In Pakistan". PakWired.
  7. "List of Pakistani satellite channels". LyingSat.com website. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  8. "IndusNews Web Directory of Pakistan". hamariweb.com.
  9. "G Kaboom | Tv.com.pk". gkaboom.tv.com.pk.
  10. Ahmed, Zubair (5 October 2017). "Complete List Of TV Channels In Pakistan". PakWired.


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