PTV is planning to launch two new channels ‘PTV Kids’ and ‘PTV Parliament’. The first channel will be PTV’s first channel specifically for children while PTV Parliament will cover the parliamentary proceedings.
This was revealed by Information Secretary Sardar Ahmed Nawaz during meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage. The meeting was held in PTV Headquarters on Friday where numerous issues were discussed about the state owned television network.
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PC-1 for PTV Kids has been formulated while for PTV Parliament it will be formulated in next few months. PC-1 is the basic form by Planning Commission which should be formulated and completed before approval and start of any project.
The launch of a proper and dedicated channel for kids is a good step not only to expand the network but also financially.
No expected date was discussed for the start of these new channels but it seems that the planning is in the initial stage and will take time in launching.