Television

Pakistan Cricket Board looks to launch TV channel

MUMBAI: It is not only the Indian cricket board (BCCI) that is looking to launch a television channel. Across the border the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed similar intentions.

 

The PCB is believed to have requested the Pakistan Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to allot a television channel for sports. In a letter to the secretary of the ministry Shahid Rafi PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said, "A sports channel would respond to the huge public demand in Pakistan for sports coverage on television."

A report in the newspaper Dawn states that the board wants to either have the channel to itself or share it with other sports like hockey, tennis, squash, athletics and soccer.

 

 

"The PCB has the financial capital to play a lead role in setting up and running this sports channel and would therefore be prepared to take the initiative in setting up a PCB channel," Shaharyar said in the letter.

As had been reported last month by indiantelevision.com two Indian cricket board officials had presented to the media a feasibility study on having a sports channel of its own. Howevr at that time a senior member close to the organisation president had debunked the announcement saying it was an "unauthorised" move.

According to the two BCCI officials, the capital expenditure required for the sports channel, primarily depending on cricket, is about Rs 400 million. The revenue projections say Rs. 160 billion could be generated over a period of five years.

With the fiasco over the Indian cricket rights last year the BCCI members have despite their internal differences realised that launching their own channel is perhaps the only way of not killing the golden goose.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/10/shemaroo.jpg?itok=1_dwXWSI
Shemaroo Entertainment launches ComiCon

MUMBAI: To engage and entertain Bollywood fanatics, Shemaroo Entertainment has aesthetically converted iconic movies into delightful comic format. Iconic Bollywood movies will now be available as comic books for Bollywood fans to read and experience the fun through words. These comics will be...

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/10/jumnji.jpg?itok=3520HKSU
&flix brings the #FlixFirstScreening of ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’

MUMBAI: A terrifying jungle, gigantic beasts and a squad on the run! &flix, the destination for the biggest Hollywood hits, is set to bring the next #FlixFirstScreening – catch the adventure-fantasy hit ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’. A chance to #LeapForth into the world of action, adventure and...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/10/zee.jpg?itok=FuLq3Ylh
Zee Telugu to premiere ‘Dhrusti’ on 15 Dec

MUMBAI: Zee Telugu always brings the best of Telugu entertainment with a wide array of classic movies for its viewers on small screen. Decked with cinematic splendor and super visual experience, the channel has always taken the onus to showcase new enchanting movies for its audience, since...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/10/times.jpg?itok=rKjFtFg6
Times Network announces its signature event Times Network India Economic Conclave 2019

MUMBAI: After the phenomenal success of its regional chapters, Times Network, announces its annual signature event, Times Network India Economic Conclave 2019 (IEC). Driving this edition’s theme, ‘$5 Trillion – Aspiration to Action’, the two-day conclave on December 16 & 17 in Mumbai brings...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/10/dhar.jpg?itok=EjsT9J7U
Banijay Asia partners with The Natural Studios to explore action-adventure genre

Banijay Asia and The Natural Studios have announced their partnership to bring high-octane content to the Indian and Southeast Asian markets. The collaboration will bring scripted and non-scripted content in adventure and thrill genre on television as well as OTT platforms soon.

Television Production House Fiction
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/10/urvi.jpg?itok=GNdUo2xG
JOP Network’s journey from curating content to running 3 pay channels

It is often assumed that the TV broadcast market in India has reached a saturation point and is dominated by big media networks with deep pockets like Sony, Zee, Times Network, Disney-owned Star India (earlier owned by Rupert Murdoch) or Mukesh Ambani-owned Network18, leaving no room for start-ups...

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/09/zee.jpg?itok=a10vzqbM
Zee Kannada to premiere Kurukshetra on 15 Dec

MUMBAI:Produced by Munirathna Naidu, Zee Kannada will air the world television premiere of ‘Kurukshetra’ on 15 th December at 6:30 PM only on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD. Mahabharat, the revered classic, forms the bedrock of Hindu mythology and its teachings are deeply engraved in our cultural...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/09/cnbc.jpg?itok=IZcXu-dT
Bajaj Allianz along with CNBC-TV18, announces the Lifegoal Advisor Awards 2019

MUMBAI: CNBC-TV18, in association with Bajaj Allianz joins hands to launch the 1st edition of the Lifegoal Advisor Awards 2019. This award aims to honour Life Insurance advisors, Mutual Fund Distributors and CAs. Keeping in mind the paradigm shift in the buying patterns of the Indian consumers in...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/09/discovery.jpg?itok=tjJs7OcG
Discovery Channel's docuseries on ‘India Startup Stories’ premieres on 14 Dec

MUMBAI: Discovery Channel’s ‘India Startup Stories’ narrates the journey of Indian start-ups who have made giant strides forward and have made a mark on the Indian ecosystem. The 8-episode series, starting December 14, at 7:00 pm on Discovery Channel and Discovery Channel HD, will cover leading...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories