Geo Super is the first 24-hour Dubai based Pakistani channel dedicated to the world of sports. It belongs to Independent Media Corporation, owner of the Jang Group of Newspapers.
In late September, 2007, after great success of Geo TV, GEO Television Network launched Geo Super,the first ever Dubai based 24-hour sports channel of Pakistan. Geo Super broadcasts sports events, focusing mainly on cricket, with secondary focuses on football and field hockey.
Geo Super as the name suggests, personifies everything that is ‘SUPER’ in the sporting world. From super players to super performances, from super tournaments to super thrills, the channel offers the highest caliber of sportsmanship in all sporting activities.
GEO Super provides unlimited coverage of every sportsman, both on the ground, and off the ground. Shortly after its launch, Geo Super managed to secure the television rights of the ICC tournaments for the next five years covering all major cricketing events like ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Twenty20 World Cup, Faysal Bank T20 Cup and ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Geo Super is an encrypted channel and is only available in Pakistan (legally) free for cable operators. The whole Geo Network uses Conax encryption with KAON set top boxes.
Geo Super Programmes
|Bolain Kya Baat Hai||Naseem Rajput||Monday to Thursday at 10:00 PM||Its former host was Mirza Iqbal Baig. It is a talk show in which every sport is discussed with one to three expert guests.|
|Yeh Hai Cricket Pakistan||Ali Salman||Friday to Sunday at 10:00 PM||It is a talk show in which the domestic cricket in Pakistan is discussed with one to two expert guests.|
|Score||Syed Yahya Hussaini||Monday to Friday at 7:00 PM||It is a talk show in which every sport is discussed with one expert guest.|
|Thanda Garam Show||Sawera Pasha with Waheed Khan and Abdul Majid Bhatti||Monday to Thursday at 9:00 PM||It is a talk show in which every sport is discussed.|
|Super Classics||Sawera Pasha||Friday at 9:30 PM||It is a talk show in which The best of sports from yesteryear is shown and discussed.|
Geo Super covers all major events in the cricketing world, boxing, hockey, football and tennis. Events like The Ashes, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan’s domestic T20 Cup, IPL, PSL and Pakistan Boxing League to name a few. Recently, in collaboration with Pakistan Football Federation, Geo Super launched the Super Football League competition involving the 5 big cities of Pakistan having their own football clubs in a league format competition for the betterment of football in Pakistan.
Since Geo Super is a Pakistan-based sports channel, it has focused on the domestic sports in the country and has aired events like 2007-08 RBS Twenty20 Cup and 2008-09 RBS Twenty20 Cup, 2008-09 RBS Pentangular Cup One Day, 2009–10 RBS Twenty-20 Cup, 2010–11 Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup, Faysal Bank Super 8 T20 Cup 2011, 52nd National Badminton Championship, 34th National Snooker Championship, 2nd Ranking Snooker Championship, Pentangular 6 Red Snooker Team Series, Shandur Polo Cup 2008, MAC Kyokushin, Spring Blossom Polo Festival, 16th National Skiing Championship, Super Football League and many others and will air more of the domestic sports in the future.It bought rights to show Brazilian League 2011/12 live on the channel. The network also broadcasts the Kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan. It has shown the 2010 Kabaddi world Cup, 2011 Kabaddi world Cup, 2012 Kabaddi world Cup in Pakistan.
Geo Super Controversies
ICC World Cup 2011 dispute
The 2011 World Cup was the second to be broadcast by Geo Super. However Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) terminated its contract for hosting the world cup.
After taking the case to the Supreme Court, Geo was re-awarded the sole and exclusive rights to host the tournament.Geo also announced that they had hired former Pakistan captain Imran Khan as a commentator.
Geo Super taken off-air
On 7 April 2011, Geo Super was banned from broadcasting in Pakistan by PEMRA due to the disputes relating to broadcast from another country. But after two months broadcasting ban was uplifted.
Reaction after 14 May 2014
On 14 May 2014 after an alleged attempt of blasphemy by Geo TV several internet websites decided to boycott Geo Super and decided to take the network off their streaming platforms.
|About Geo Super|
|A first in Pakistan’s history; the Independent Media Corporation (IMC) introduces the first Pakistani channel dedicated to the world of sports and sports stars ‘GEO Super’.
Geo Super as the name suggests, personifies everything that is ‘SUPER’ in the sporting world. From super players to super performances, from super tournaments to super thrills, the channel offers the highest caliber of sportsmanship in all sporting activities. GEO Super provides unlimited coverage of every sportsman, both on the ground, and off the groundMISSION
To be the channel of choice for audiences interested in the latest and archival sporting events around the world, as well as promotion of local sporting events from Pakistan.
|4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||Jeet kay Geo|
|Sister channel(s)||Geo Entertainment
|PAKSAT (Pakistan)||3797 MHz 3/4|
|Intelsat 10 (Aisa)||3333-2/3|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 747|
|TrueVisions (Thailand)||Channel 873|
|PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)||Channel 76|
|Live streaming||Geo Super live|
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