Geo Super is the first 24-hour Karachi based Pakistani channel dedicated to the world of sports. It is owned by the Jang Group of Newspapers. Geo Super was launched September 2007. It retains exclusive broadcasting for many sporting events such as cricket, football, hockey, wrestling and others.
|Launched||September 2007;13 years ago|
|Owned by||Geo TV|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||Jeet Kay Geo|
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|Headquarters||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
|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|
In May 2018, the channel shut down its live coverage and fired its employees including sports journalists Naseem Rajput and Waheed Khan.
In late September 2007, Geo Television Network launched Geo Super. Geo Super broadcasts sports events, focusing mainly on cricket, with secondary focuses on football and field hockey. 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 covered all major events in the recent years 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, PSL, Bangladesh Premier League 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. 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.
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.
The 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.
After having a deal with Pro Wrestling Federation of Pakistan, Geo Super aired PWFP's first ever pay-per-view "Rumble in Pakistan" which involved international superstars and local superstars. The event had their main event the first ever "Rumble Battle Match" in Pakistan. which was for the inaugural PWFP Hardcore Championship. International superstar Sammy Guevara won the PWFP Ultimate Championship after defeating former champion Raja Naveed. The event was aired on Geo Super at 2019 Eid-ul-Fitr.
|PWFP||Pakistan||Rumble in Pakistan|
Score is the most popular show of Geo Super which is hosted by Yahya Hussaini. Sometimes, Sikandar Bakht and Shoaib Akhtar accompany him in the show. The show also got famous become the Yahya Hussaini curse. The curse was that which ever cricketer Yahya Hussaini took a photo with, he or his team played really bad in the upcoming matches. The show mainly covers cricket news but sometimes also covers other sports.
ICC World Cup 2011 disputeEdit
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-airEdit
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 2014Edit
- "Geo Super shuts down live transmission - Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.
- Geo Super rights for WC matches restored. Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
- Imran Khan signs with Geo Super for World Cup 2011. Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
- "Govt has Geo Super turned off". GEO TV. 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "cric-live.co". cric-live.co.