Pakistan’s media regulatory body PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) is responsible for giving licenses to local and foreign channels that can be legally broadcasted by cable operators. There are some channels that have been authorized by PEMRA but they still haven’t started their transmission.
Neo Plus & Neo Star
These two channels will be launched by Nai Baat Media Group that already owns two other channels Neo News (news channel) and Lahore Rang (regional channel). Neo Star will be an entertainment channel whereas genre of Neo Plus is not confirmed yet.
Dawn media group holds license of entertainment channel Herald Entertainment since many years. This entertainment channel will be sister channel of Dawn News.
Express media group, that currently owns Express News and Express Entertainment, has plan to launch music channel Express Music. They already have got license from PEMRA in this regard.
It will be an infotainment channel based in Islamabad and will be broadcasted in HD format.
This news channel will be launched in 2021 and has got licenses in Pakistan as well as UK. The channel is owned by same organization that operated wireless cable TV network Sun TV and TV channel Sun Biz.
Venus TV & Venus Entertainment
These two channels have already been provided license by PEMRA and will be launched soon. Venus TV is a Pakistani channel that has been broadcasting in UK since 2006.
This sports channel will be focusing on local sports of the country. According to the channel, “The mission of the Fast sports channel is to take Pakistan sports to the next level and improve the quality of sport played in the country.”
English Club TV
English Club TV is a UK-based TV channel for those who want to learn English. The channel’s content consists of documentaries, feature films, cartoons and music videos, which are adapted for learning English. The channel has already obtained license from PEMRA.
It’s a Bulgaria-based channel. Its sister channel Cinemachi Kids is already available in Pakistan since many years.
Ten Sports 2
Ten Sports is an international channel exclusively broadcasted for Pakistan and is owned by Sony Television Network. Although Ten Sports is already been broadcasted in Pakistan since several years, Ten Sports 2 will be an additional sports channel.
National Geographic Urdu
National Geographic is a leading American channel and a household name in Pakistan. The channel plans to launch an Urdu channel (most probably Urdu dubbing) for Pakistani audience.
Islamabad-based organization Al-Kamal Media (Pvt) Ltd will launch following channels:
1. Green News
2. Green Entertainment
3. Green Health
Following are some other channels that are licensed by PEMRA and haven’t started their transmission yet:
- Sun HD
- CPEC TV
- Special TV
- Party TV
- Smilie TV
- Aan TV
- Planet 6