PTV Sports is a 24-hour Pakistani sports channel; owned by PTV Network. PTV Sports was launched on 14 January 2012. Its test transmission began in December 2011 on Asia Sat. It is a state-owned channel. PTV Sports has telecast many sports events since it is launched. It has also got rights of many sports events like cricket, tennis, hockey and football.
PTV Sports have rights of all matches of Pakistan cricket up to 2016 and all matches of Pakistan Super League up to 2018. PTV will also show the 2016 Olympics and all of the major tournaments of ICC up to 2016. PTV Sports have rights all events of FIH men and women.
Sports telecasted on PTV Sports
- Olympic Games
- Asian Games
- World Universiade Games
- National Games of Pakistan
- All cricket series and tournaments involving Pakistan
- ICC Cricket World Cup
- ICC T20 World Cup
- ICC Champions Trophy
- ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup
- ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
- Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes
- ICC World Cup Qualifier
- ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
- ACC Asia Cup
- Champions League T20 Cup
- Ashes Cricket Series
- All international cricket tours of England
- All international cricket tours of Australia
- All international cricket tours of Pakistan
- Friends Life T20 Cup
- Big Bash League
- Faysal Bank T20 Cup
- Pakistan Super League
- Other matches in Pakistan
- All international football matches of Pakistan
- FIFA World Cup
- Premier League
- SAFF Championship
- UEFA European Championship
- The Football Association Challenge Cup
- La Liga
- Hockey World Cup
- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
- Hockey Champions Trophy
- FIH Hockey World League
- International Super Series Hockey 9’s
- Australian Open, The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific
- Roland Garros, French Open
- The Championships, Wimbledon
- United States Open Tennis Championships
- Boxing watch live here
Faysal Bank T20 Cup 2012/13
The biggest achievement of PTV Sports was that, they were the official broadcasters of Pakistan’s domestic T20 tournament i.e. 2012–13 Faysal Bank T20 Cup. The tournament took place at Gaddaffi Stadium, Bagh-e-Jinnah and LCCA Ground, all in Lahore, 1–9 December 2012. The winner of this tournament received Rs.20 million and a trophy. The tournament consisted of 14 teams which were equally distributed in two groups; A and B. Group A consisted of Abbottabad Falcons, Islamabad Leopards, Karachi Zebras,Lahore Lions, Multan Tigers, Quetta Bears and Sialkot Stallions. Group B consisted of Bahawalpur Stags, Faisalabad Wolves, Hyderabad Hawks, Karachi Dolphins, Lahore Eagles, Peshawar Panthers and Rawalpindi Rams. The top two teams of each groups were qualified for the semi-finals and the winners of the semi-finals were contested in the final to decide the winner of this tournament. Lahore Lions lifted the trophy by beating Faisalabad Wolves in the final by 33 runs, under the captaincy of Mohammad Hafeez, afterMohammad Yousuf who passed his captaincy to Mohammad Hafeez. PTV Sports broadcast only those matches that were played at Gaddaffi Stadium, in Urdu and Punjabi language. English Commentary Language was broadcast on PTV Global. The tournament was also broadcast on the official website of PTV Sports.
Friends Life T20 2013
The fourth edition the English domestic T20 tournament i.e. Friends Life t20 was broadcast on PTV Sports. However, due to the Wimbledon, not all matches were broadcast live. These matches were broadcast later that night. Three Pakistanis played the tournament; Yasir Arafat for Somerset, Sohail Tanvir for Hampshire Royals and fully qualified English cricketer Azhar Mahmood for Surrey.
Game On Ha!
Game On Ha! Is an analysis program of PTV Sports. The Show is hosted by Dr. Nauman Niaz and is accompanied by Saqlain Mushtaq, Javed Miandad and other Guest retired cricketers from Different countries. In World Cup 2015 Ggame On Ha hosted Herschelle Gibbs Jonty Rhodes and in Zimbabwe Tour of Pakistan it Hosted Alastair Campbell (cricketer) In Sirilankan Tour of Pakistan It Hosted Sanath Jayasuriya and in England Tour of UAE Guests were Dean Jones, Mark Butcher and Herschelle Gibbs
Sports Circle is the flagship program of PTV Sports. The show is hosted by Muhammad Ali Sanwal and he is accompanied by retired cricketer Aamir Sohail. The show was previously hosted by Nauman Niaz. There are several other programs catering to other sports events such as field hockey.
Keh Dein Jo Kehna Hai
This is a new program started on PTV Sports. The host of this program is Mirza Iqbal Baig. They discuss over cricket, hockey and other sports.
The programmes currently telecasting on PTV Sports are:
- Sports Circle
- Spice Views with Dr.Nauman Niaz
- Keh Dein Jo Kehna Hai
- Sports Tonight
- In 2012 PTV Sports became the 1st Channel in Pakistan to broadcast Premier League Football. A special programme “TALKING PREMIER LEAGUE” was launched which featured Ali Tayyab as host Khurram Suleman, Osman Malik & Qutub Mulla as experts.
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