Voice of America launches Urdu TV for Pakistan
WASHINGTON, November 14 2005: The Voice of America (VoA) will launch Beyond the Headlines-its new television programme in Urdu-on Monday November 14; November 14, says a VoA announcement.
The half-hour programme will air on Geo TV in Pakistan at 7.30 pm on Monday through Friday and on selected international satellites, including AsiaSat (Virtual Channel 409) and IOR (Virtual Channel 420). “Beyond the Headlines (Khabron se Aage), a fast-paced, contemporary production designed with young and urban Pakistanis in mind, will continue VoA’s 63-year tradition of broadcasting accurate and balanced information.
Programmes will examine international developments, technology, politics social issues, education, religion, sports, and entertainment.”
“We look forward to opening this important new channel of communication between the American people and Pakistan,” said Steven J. Simmons, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBS), which oversees all United States international radio and television services.
Source: Business Recorder