Geo TV (trademarked GEO TV) or Geo Television is a Pakistani television channel established in May 2002 and owned by the Independent Media Corporation. The channel began test transmission on 14 August 2002, with regular transmission beginning 1 October 2002. It was later renamed Geo Entertainment. Geo is an Urdu word meaning Live.
Geo Television Network began with Geo TV and has since launched several other Pakistan-based channels, including:
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Geo Network has released several movies under the Geo Films banner, including:
Geo TV's broadcast facilities are based at Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates. Its uplink teleport station is Samacom, the uplink provider in the UAE. Geo TV is currently being aired on Paksat 1R.
According to Declan Walsh, some militant outfits including Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement's alleged militant wing have infiltrated the Geo group, that helped them in executing murder of Wali Khan Babar and attack on Pakistan Navy's aviation base in 2011.
In May 2014, Geo TV was banned by PEMRA for airing blasphemous content on Geo Entertainment in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan. Protest was also done in Lahore as people said it is an unlawful ban. While on other hand countrywide protest was done against Geo for airing controversial content.