Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) is a government owned public limited company, which runs the operations of Pakistan Television (PTV) Network consisting of PTV News, PTV Home, PTV Sports, PTV World, PTV Global, PTV National, etc. PTV was launched in November 1964 by the government of Pakistan with cooperation of Japanese Nippon Electric Company and Britain’s Thomas Television International. In 1965, operations of the TV were handed over to the Television Promoters Limited, a private limited company jointly run by the Japanese Nippon Electric Company and Britain’s Thomas Television International. The government of Pakistan owned greater number of shares of this private company than the other two private companies. On May 29, 1967, PTVC was established under the Company’s Act of 1913 and took over Television Promoters Limited. At present, a Managing Director, appointed by the federal government, manages the operations of the Corporation. A10-member board of directors, appointed by the Federal Government, looks after policy matters of the Corporation.
Government of Pakistan
Other TV Outlets
Recording & TV Broadcasting
Shalimar Recording & Broadcasting Corporation Ltd.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Government of Pakistan
PTV Headquarter, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad
Tel.: +92 51 9208651-5, 9203062-5
Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
USD 83.64 Million / PKR 9,191.3 Billion (2017-18)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
USD -3.96 Million / PKR -435.45 Million (2017-18)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
USD 16.3 Million / PKR 1,792.9 Billion (2017-18)
Member, Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan
An information request about revenue and profits was sent to PTV on 15.01.2019 but nothing has been heard. As a result of a follow-up complaint to the RTI Commission submitted on 04.03.2019, PTV officials contacted the MOM team through the phone and inquired about the requester and reasons for the information. However, still no official information was provided. Data about the revenue, profit/loss and advertisement is about fiscal year 2017-18 and has been taken from the news reports.
The History of Pakistan Television Corporation in Asian Communication Handbook of 2008 – Google Books. Accessed on March 13, 2019