GNN (news channel)

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GNN
Launched14 August 2018
Owned byGourmet Foods
Picture format16:9 (1080i50, HDTV)
SloganG Janta Hai
CountryPakistan
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
Paksat-1RC-band
Cable
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)014
Streaming media
Watch LiveWatch Live

G News Network, commonly known as GNN, is a Pakistani 24-hour news and current affairs channel based in Lahore, Pakistan. It is owned and operated by Gourmet Foods.[1]

Previously known as CNBC Pakistan, GNN was launched in 2005 as CNBC Pakistan, under a license from CNBC Asia Pacific. It was then owned by Vision Network Television Limited.[2] In 2015, it was renamed as Jaag TV and was relaunched. In 2018, it was again relaunched with a news name GNN.[1]

History[edit]

It started its transmission under name of CNBC Pakistan by taking license from CNBC Asia, it was then owned by Vision Network Television.[2]

In 2015, it was relaunched as Jaag TV after struggling to compete in Pakistani market; the channel continued to struggle and was bought by Pakistani bakery company, Gourmet Bakeries.[1] Reportedly, they bought it for 1.5 billion to diversify their business.[1]

In 2018, company announced their attention to rename the channel and relaunch it under name, G News Network. For this purpose, they appointed Amir Mir brother of Hamid Mir Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the channel.[1]

On August 10, 2018, Hamid Mir left Geo TV and joined GNN as President of the channel along with two other colleagues Sohail Warraich and Munib Farooq,[3] but his stint remained brief at GNN as two months later on October 12, 2018, Hamid Mir left GNN.

Senior journalist Dr Shahid Masood joined GNN as President on 14 April, 2019, continuing his show "Live With Dr. Shahid Masood".

Senior journalist Arif Hameed Bhatti joined GNN as Chief operating officer (COO) on 13 June, 2019, he will host a show at GNN.[4][5]

Shows[6][edit]

  • Baseerat
  • Khabar Hai
  • Live With Dr Shahid Masood
  • Bebaak
  • Joke Dar Joke
  • Sarkaar
  • News Center
  • Weekend Brunch
  • Taron Sy Karain Batain
  • GNN Morning
  • Inside Out
  • Food Street
  • Aisa Dais Hai Mera
  • Viral

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Food 'giant' Gourmet set to launch TV channel - Profit by Pakistan Today". 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed? - The Express Tribune". 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ ڈیسک, ویب (11 August 2018). "'تبدیلی آگئی ہے' حامد میر اور جیو کا ساتھ ختم؟".
  4. ^ Bhatti, Arif Hameed (2019-06-13). "I have joined GNN as COO, I hope I will be able to full-fill expectations of viewers. Do wish me luck!pic.twitter.com/y9r8fnwaMe". @arifhameed15. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  5. ^ GNN (2019-06-13), Renowned Analyst, Investigative Journalist Arif Hameed Bhatti joins GNN as COO, retrieved 2019-06-13
  6. ^ "GNN shows Youtube playlist". 11 Sep 2018.