Tribune 24/7

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Tribune 24/7 (previously Express 24/7) was an English language television news channel headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. The channel was owned by the Lakson Group.

Tribune 24/7
CountryPakistan
Broadcast areaSouth Asia, Middle East
HeadquartersKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerTelevision Media Network (Private) Limited (Lakson Group)
Sister channelsExpress News, Express Entertainment
History
Launched5 February 2009 (2009-02-05) (relaunched in July 2018)
Closed2019
Former namesExpress 24/7
Links
WebsiteOfficial Website
Availability
Streaming media
Live TV

It was the second English-language television channel to be established in Pakistan, with Dawn News being the first. After Dawn News shifted to Urdu broadcasts in February 2010, Express 24/7 remained the only 24-hour English-language news channel in Pakistan until its closure in November 2011. The Express 24/7 CEO, Sultan Lakhani, cited the dismal economic condition and insufficient number of advertisement as the main reasons behind the closure. With the shutdown of Express 24/7, the era of local English news channels in Pakistan comes to an end. Subsequently, BBC News and CNN returned to being the only TV source for English news in Pakistan.[1] A state owned English news channel PTV World was launched in 2013 and was the only English news channel in Pakistan till the relaunch of Express 24/7 as Tribune 24/7 in 2018.

It again shut down in 2019.[2]

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