PTV Sports is a state-run sports channel which is a part of state owned broadcaster Pakistan Television Corporation. It was launched on 14th January 2012. PTV Sports is a first 24-hours sports channel aimed to provide all types of sports, sports news, and sports discussion programs to its viewers in Pakistan and sub-continent. PTV Sports live broadcasts cricket, football, tennis, hockey, snooker, wrestling, motto sports, and many others sports. PTV Sports begins its HD broadcast on 26th January 2022.
PTV Sports is a part of state-owned Pakistan Television corporation family which is consisting of nine channels including PTV Home, PTV News, PTV World, PTV Sports, PTV National, PTV Global, PTV Parliament, PTV Bolan, and AJK TV.
PTV Sports Programs
PTV Sports broadcasts many international, national and continental sporting events. There details are as under:
International Events on PTV Sport
The state-owned sports channel airs many international sports events live in its 24 hours every day broadcast. The channel holds broadcasting rights of many international sports events to be shown in Pakistan.
- ICC Events
- FIFA World Cup
- IHF Tournaments
- Commonwealth Games (CWG)
- Tennis Grand Slams
Since its launch in 2012, PTV Sports has covered all the major cricketing events under International Cricket Council (ICC) including ICC Men’s/Women’s ODI World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup, and ICC Champion Trophy.
ICC Men’s ODI World Cup: PTV Sports live has broadcasted ICC Men’s ODI World Cup played in 2015 and 2019. Australia and New Zealand were the co-host of the ICC World Cup in 2015 whereas England and Wales jointly hosted 2019 edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup. PTV Sports also has the rights to broadcast upcoming edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 which will be played in India.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: After the Men’s ODI World Cup, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is the 2nd major tournament which is played under the platform of ICC. From its beginning, PTV live sports segment has provided live broadcast of all the editions of ICC T20 World Cup till now. There details are as under
2012 ICC T20 World Cup: It was played in Sri Lanka. West Indies was the winner of that edition. PTV Sports live broadcasted all the matches of ICC T20 World Cup 2012
2014 ICC T20 World Cup: It was played in Bangladesh. Sri Lanka came out as a winner of ICC T20 World Cup 2014. PTV Sports provided the live coverage of the entire tournament to his viewers.
2016 ICC T20 World Cup:The sixth edition of ICC T20 World Cup was played in India in 2016. West Indies stood out as a champion of ICC T20 World Cup 2016. With this victory, West Indies became the first team who won T20 World Cup twice. PTV Sports covered the whole events live from day one.
2021 ICC T20 World Cup: After the gap of 5 years ICC announced the 7th edition of T20 World Cup to be played in UAE in 2021. In this ICC tournament, Pakistan defeated India first time in history of ICC events. PTV Sports live streaming brought each and everything of it for its viewers back in Pakistan and sub-continent. Australia was the winner of this edition.
ICC Champion Trophy
Champion Trophy is a 50 overs one-day international tournament played under the platform of ICC. It is played after every 4 years but from last 5 years ICC did not announce the schedule of 5th edition of the Champion Trophy. Last time it was played in 2017 in England. Pakistan is the current champion of ICC Champion Trophy. PTV Sports live official has covered two editions of it from 2013.
ICC Champion Trophy 2013: England was the host of the 3rd edition of ICC Champion Trophy. India became champion after beating England in the final.
ICC Champion Trophy 2017: It was also hosted by England. Pakistan came out as the winner after beating India in the final. PTV Sports was the official broadcaster of this tournament in Pakistan.
Apart from this, PTV live sports segment also telecasts bilateral series between Pakistan and other cricketing countries with the approval of International Cricket Council.
FIFA World Cup
FIFA is a supreme body of all football playing nations. It governs and controls all the affairs related to international football. FIFA World Cup is the major tournament organized by FIFA. After its launch in 2012, PTV Sports has live broadcasted two editions of the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2014: It was the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup played in Brazil. Germany and Argentina were the two finalist nations. Germany became champion by beating Argentina in the final.
FIFA World Cup 2018: The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup was played in Russia. France and Croatia reached in the final by beating their opponents. France became the champion.
International hockey federation is a governing body of all hockey playing nations. It organizes all the major tournaments of field hockey. Hockey World Cup and the Champion Trophy are the two flagship tournament played under the organization of International Hockey Federation (IHF). PTV Sports live official has made these two major events under IHF a part of its all-time main fixtures.
Olympics are a combination of indoor, outdoor and under water sports. Over 200 teams from various sovereign states and territories take part in multiple games. PTV Sports has been a sole broadcaster of Olympics in Pakistan. It has brought live images of London Olympics in 2012, Rio Olympics 2016, and Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Commonwealth Games (CWG)
Commonwealth is an organization currently consisting of 54 independent states. Although, any country or state who was historically connected to the British Empire can apply to become a part of the organization. Commonwealth game is an indoor, outdoor multi-sports activity by commonwealth nations. Its last edition was held in England this year. A contingent of Pakistan also took part in this edition. PTV Sports provided 12 days long live broadcast of the event to its viewers in Pakistan.
Tennis Grand Slams
Tennis is another international sport which is a regular part of PTV Sports fixture. Tennis is the most popular sport in many countries of Asia, West and America. People come in big number to watch tennis event in ground and on screen. In 2022, PTV Sports has aired live telecast of
- Australian Open
- French Open
- US Open
Other international sports which are the part of sport archive of Pakistan Television’s sports channel are world boxing titles, international golf, cycling, winter Olympics, motto sports, Euro football cup, COPA America Cup
Continental Events on PTV Sport
The only sports channel of PTV family has rights to bring continental sports live for people of Pakistan. Recently, the channel has telecasted T20 Asia Cup live this year. Other continental sports which can be seen on PTV Sports are as under:
- Men ODI Asia Cup
- Men T20 Asia Cup
- Women T20 Asia Cup
- SAF Games
- Kabaddi Asia Cup
- Hockey Asia Cup
- Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament
- Asian Wrestling Championship
- SAF Football Tournament
- Asian Weight Lifting Championship
- Asian Karate Championship
- Asian Badminton Championship
- Asian Snooker Championship
Pakistan is the country with full of talent in the field of every sport. Pakistanis love to take part in each & every sporting activity being a part of it as a player or spectator. Pakistan has domestic structure of multiple games which produces world-level sportsmen. Cricket is one of the famous sports in Pakistan. People are crazy to watch their national heroes in grounds and on TV. PTV Sports brings each and every national level sporting activity on screen from every part of the country.
Pakistan Super League
PSL or Pakistan Super League IA a professional T20 league which is contested in February to March ever year. Six teams representing capital of Pakistan, four provincial capitals along with a Multan city take part in it. Each team comprises of national and overseas players who are selected via drafting prior to the league starting date. Pakistan national sports channel holds the permanent broadcasting rights of Pakistan Super League. 7th edition of PSL was played earlier this year.
National T20 Cup
It is one of the world’s oldest T20 league. Introduced in 2005. On its beginning 14 teams representing various cities, districts and area cricket associations of Pakistan were part of it. But, after the launch of Pakistan Super League in 2016 the national T20 cup is not limited to six regional teams. It is played once in an every year. PTV Sports free telecasts all the matches of national T20 cup every year.
It is Pakistan’s first domestic first-class cricket tournament which was first played back in 1954. It is a test match style cricket competition in which six regional teams contest to each other every year. The only national sports channel of Pakistan broadcasts live ever matches of the competition from the various grounds of the country.
Future Events on PTV Sports
The channel holds broadcasting rights of various national, continental and international sports events to be played in the next 2-3 years. These competitions are comprises of melt-sports discipline. The detail of PTV Sports fixture for the next 12 months is as under:
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Programs on PTV Sports
PTV Sports is a complete sports channel which has everything about sports. One can watch live running commentary of the ongoing national or international sports competition as well as get the updates about various sports events and happening in the sports arena in future. The channel also has number of discussion based shows to provide deep pre and post-match analysis to its viewers. Here is the brief introduction of programs
Game On Hai
It is a discussion based program which provides pre and post-match analysis as well as the challenges of upcoming events. The format of the show is very common in which host put a question before program’s guests to get their analysis. Dr.Nauman Niaz was the previous host of the show but due to controversy with former cricketer Shoaib Akhter he has to quit the show.
It is a dedicated show of all about football. In this show, you can get all the latest updates about football events, different football leagues, match analysis, and future football competitions.
The Inside Line
From news to race analysis and results The inside Line has everything about Formula One. Contesters views before and after the race along with preparation the show covers every part of the game.
The weekly show which brings together the very best of combat sports. Weekly disciplines, the biggest events, the weekly updates about tight reviews, results, news, development and insides Total Combat has everything.
This show brings the real stories behind the major events of world sports every week. What is going on in the mind of the world’s biggest sports faces, the show provides comprehensive and timely updates, analysis and results.
With the rise of a digital culture in a new breed of world sports the only national sports channel of Pakistan compounds all ESPORT action in one show called Arena ESPORT.
How to Watch PTV Sports Live?
PTV Sports HD is easily available on all cable networks and PTCL Smart TV across Pakistan. The channel is also seen in the regional countries like India, Afghanistan, Iran via satellite and other digital sources. One can also watch PTV Sports live streaming on its official YouTube channel and on PTV Sports official website.
Like other, PTV Sports has everything about sports from live events to studio discussion. The channel is on the top in the list of all sports channel in term of viewership available in Pakistan. The main rivals of the channel are GEO Super, ASport and Ten Sport.