“GEO will be the voice of freedom from the Asian subcontinent. It will highlight the issues of concern and the cultural richness of its people through information, discussion and entertainment. GEO will propagate transparency of responsibility that will ensure its position as the most credible and meaningful source of information, through quality programming based on issues. GEO will provide entertainment audiences can relate to, thereby creating viewer loyalty and response. GEO will forge an alliance amongst its three stakeholders - viewers, advertisers and shareholders to maximize viewer ownership. GEO will invest in human resources as it recognizes it to be the foundation upon which the GEO future will be built. It is this very foundation that will allow GEO to attain and sustain a leadership position, thus fulfilling the promise associated with its creation.”
GEO informs and entertains while celebrating cultures and prompting dialogue in the spirit of "live and let live".
Introducing Geo TV
A resounding Success Story! GEO TV was established in May 2002 Test transmission started on 14th August 2002 on the PAS 10 digital satellite Regular transmission started on 1st October 2002 Geo TV is the first South Asian Urdu language channel to provide content comparable with world-class television broadcasters Geo is the fastest growing TV Channel in Pakistan with ratings exceeding all satellite delivered TV channels in the market Geo has the widest distribution on cable systems in Pakistan with 100% carriage within 90 days of launch.
Newsroom Automation Service GEO has state-of-the-art newsroom computer system designed to meet the challenges of today's dynamic news environment. A powerful and comprehensive news production system, it can be customized for use by everyone - from small news channels with just one broadcast a day, to 24-hour, multi-channel news networks. It grasps and connects all the elements of news operations. Newsgathering, feeds, wires, scripts, rundowns, archives, contacts, video browser, on air schedules, personal work spaces, staffing and much more created and formatted to meet individual requirements.
Graphic system GEO is using is the leader in real-time digital graphics, integrated enterprise content management and distribution tools for visual communication. Its tools enable organizations to create their message once and deliver it simultaneously to different media with major economies in production and increased impact. Systems Products and solutions are used by major broadcast television networks, Internet portals, museums and universities around the world. It produce software that enables the creation and distribution of rich visual content for broadcast graphics, virtual environments and quantitative visualization and information display across networks that are delivered to different media platforms, including television, interactive television, the Internet, and Wireless Application Protocol.
Automated Playout System
Over time the system GEO is using, has developed cutting-edge Products including:STUDIO-D, a dubbing studio control system that controls and synchronizes VTRs with audio multi-track recorders and digital workstations This System provides an adapting operational function for any business model. This automation provides the full spectrum of TV technology and networking functionality.
Media Server System
Media Server System is comprised of network interfaces, disc-based storage subsystems and system software. These modular components attach to the network. They manage data storage, and handle the connection of external devices to the network. The network handles both isochronous audio/video channels and asynchronous data simultaneously, and can scale to 3.2 Gigabit/sec on optical fiber.
Launched the first interactive infotainment programs in Pakistan, engaging and empowering the viewer. Consistently scoops all rival broadcasters on major news events. Besides seven bureaus in Pakistan a robust international network feeds live content from New York, Washington and London. First telethon in Pakistan raising $100K in a twelve hour period through call ins on a premium rate number. Engaging the viewers on festivals like Eid with interactive quiz programs and traveling road shows. The largest and most aggressive recruitment and training campaign in the history of Pakistan.
Formal multi-disciplinary training has been given to 500 members of GEO staff including all producers, reporters, writers, camerapersons and editors by Intelligent Media Consultant. Its member team comprising of CNN, BBC producers, cameramen, editors and presenters were split in Dubai and Karachi for 5 months to complete the training. Multi-disciplinary training provided familiarity with camera operation, reporting, editing and production functions to reduce long term costs and to develop individual multitasking ability within a teamwork environment. All personnel who have undergone training have signed a 2 year bond with the company Continuous training cadres have been set up with regular workshops and quarterly refreshers in all disciplines.
Diverse cultural backgrounds and multi-ethnic origins add up to create a strong resource base at GEO. Each member makes a valuable contribution while overall functioning as a team. Committed to doing more for their country, GEO people remain dedicated and passionate about their work. GEO people are focused on broadening horizons and meeting new challenges. Creative and multi-talented, these fine individuals take pride in shaping the future of Pakistan.
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