Express News (TV channel)

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Express News is an Urdu language Pakistani television news channel based in Lahore, launched on January 1, 2008.[2][3][4] It is owned by Lakson Group which also runs the country's third largest Urdu daily newspaper, Daily Express. The owners of the channel, launched 'Express 24/7', a 24-hour Pakistani English news channel on February 5, 2009.[2]

Express News
Broadcast areaSouth Asia, Middle East, America, UAE, UK, Ireland, India , Bangladesh
HeadquartersLahore, Pakistan
Picture format16:9 (576i, HDTV)
OwnerTelevision Media Network (Private) Limited (Lakson Group)
Sister channelsExpress Entertainment
Tribune 24/7
Launched1 January 2008; 15 years ago (2008-01-01)[1]
Streaming media
Express News LiveWatch Live

Express Media Group launched their entertainment channel Express Entertainment on 1 January 2012[citation needed]. EMG had also launched their channel, Hero TV, from 5 June 2012.[5]

History edit

At its inception, the news channel introduced a comprehensive fleet of DSNG vans for live coverage across the country, reflecting the parent company's strategy for the Daily Express, which prioritized regional news through local editions.[2] While initially successful, attracting viewers seeking local and regional news and ranking as the second most-watched news channel in Pakistan, this advantage gradually declined as other channels also started providing extensive live local news coverage.[2]

The launch of Express News also coincided with a dispute between Jang Group and the then-serving president, Pervez Musharraf. Geo News underwent a temporary shutdown and had its main talk shows banned.[2] Express News utilized this circumstance to expand its viewership, focusing on immediate and location-specific news coverage.[2]

Editorial stance edit

The channel maintains a balanced, market-friendly editorial approach and integrates entertainment into its current affairs coverage.[2] It displays a conservative socio-political leaning and a supportive attitude towards security and intelligence agencies.[2] However, these elements occasionally lead to significant self-censorship, directed by Sultan Ali Lakhani, aiming to maintain favorable relations with influential bodies and religious establishments.[2]

Current broadcast edit

  • Bhaid
  • The Review
  • Kal Tak With Javed Chaudhury
  • Wo Kya Hai
  • Sports Page
  • Express Experts
  • Koi Dekhe Na Dekhe Shabbir Tou Dekhay Ga
  • Center Stage
  • The Expresso Morning Show
  • Bus Kar
  • #Siyasaat

Former broadcast edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Express Media Group". DAWN.COM. July 2, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Express News". Reporters Without Borders.
  3. ^ "Blurred vision: Where is Pakistani television headed? - The Express Tribune". 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Pakistan Media and Telecoms Landscape Guide" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Express News TV". Retrieved 20 March 2014.

External links edit