GNN (news channel)

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Gourmet 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]

GNN
GNN News logo.png
Launched14 August 2018 (15 November 2005 as CNBC Pakistan)
Owned byGourmet Foods
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
SloganGNN Janta Hai
CountryPakistan
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
Paksat-1RC-band
Cable
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)014
Streaming media
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It 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]

HistoryEdit

 
CNBC Pakistan HQ at night

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]

ShowsEdit

  • Khabar Hai (Arif Hameed Bhatti, Saeed Qazi and Tahir Malik)
  • Live With Dr Shahid Masood
  • Clash with Imran Khan
  • Joke Dar Joke (Hina Niazi)
  • Face to Face with Ayesha Bakhsh
  • G Kay Sung (Mohsin Bhatti)
  • Taron Sy Karain Batain (Fizza Ali)
  • Food Street
  • Aisa Dais Hai Mera
  • Nagar Nagar ki Khabar
  • Global Insight

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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