July 1, 2012

Urdu 1 launched in Pakistan

By Aurora Magazine
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The second week of June saw a new entertainment TV channel called Urdu 1 making waves in Pakistan, mainly because of its content – foreign (mainly Turkish and Spanish) soap operas dubbed in Urdu.

Faraz Ansari, CEO, Urdu 1 (former GM, Ten Sports) explains that Urdu 1 was actually established in June 2010 in the Middle East as a foreign channel for Urdu-speaking communities. Ansari, who has previously worked with Sports Star Entertainment, Media Vision Marketing and TV One decided to bring the channel to Pakistan, with PEMRA granting him the landing rights in 2011.

Currently, there are eight locally produced soaps and serials on Urdu 1, however the bulk of the content is foreign shows dubbed in Urdu.

Urdu 1 is also currently running a print ad (designed by IAL Saatchi & Saatchi) to attract advertiser interest and Ansari says, the response has been very favorable.

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  • akhtar hussain

    The dramma (Ishaq Mamnooh) shown on the T.V is against our culture.It is better to show drammas reflecting our culture/tradations.It is better you should make ur own drammas.

  • liaqat mahmood

    I am in Dubai how i can watch urdu1. pl give me the frequencies and other detail.
    my email is.
    lamraa@gmail.com

  • http://facebook.com/yhafeez yasir

    Yup that’s a gr8 and entertaining channel thanks ansari shb for giving us a great entertainment like ishq e mamnu….

  • seema

    Hi I’m Seema frm South Africa really enjoy urdu1 pls don’t stop this channel in da morning is not coming only comes in evening pls dnt signal I really enjoy it please dnt shift it I mk dua dat urdu 1 gets more success آمين

  • Majid Qureshi

    Urdu 1 is unique. When are you coming on internet? Presently your channel is not being viewed on most of the cable operators. Best wishes Urudu 1

  • shahnila

    congrats!its a great channel i m a regular viewer.i love the drama ‘Ishq Mamnoo’.its a great effort to air a turkish play and people got oppetunity to know thier culture as we know that is asian as well as europion. turky is a country that having a great historical background,very beauiful and rich in culture.thanx

  • Asif

    May I request kindly to inform about the origin of EZA-BELLA meri akhari mohabat.
    Regrad,
    Asif

    • tvexplore

      The original name of this serial is "El Cuerpo del Deseo" and it is in Spanish language. It was produced by an American company Telemundo, that specializes in Spanish language programs.

  • Asif Khan

    Dear sir,
    Any contact can u give me i wanna apply in urdu 1 channel i have 9years expr of advertising.
    contact # 0331-3432566

  • misbah

    Isabel mer akhar muhabat is the only drama iam watching . i started watching dramas after 15 years ,plz play mor dubbing quality plays like isabel

  • gulmeena gul

    Kindly upload the 1st episode of ishq e mamnu in urdu plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • shahzad

    Dear Faraz Ansari Sb

    I want to apply or perform with ur TV channel, please contact….0344-2888244

  • sehrish khan

    um a single girl who never watch dramas bt urdu 1 impressed me alot ………….i lyk this

    • jarar (jeerry)

      yeah sehrish mee too… i only watch this one channel, only for ishq e mamnu! such a good serial..

  • shahzad

    I want to join this channel Urdu 1 for the any post of like "Asstt / Co-ordinator" I am experienced and able to work in multi cultural environment , I Would surely meets all that requirement you required , i am enthusiastic about the chance to explore new technologies and skills , If you like to contact me please response by email: shahzadartist@yahoo.com or cell number +92-344-2888244 . Waiting for you positive response… Thanks Shahzad khatr

  • dave

    please upload ishqe mamnoo and isabbel meri akhri mohabat on youtube

  • dave

    urdu1 impressed me alot from the begning its the only channel i am watching since last cople of months.ishqe mamnoo n isabel meri akhri mohabat are my favorite plays.plz include more qality plays like these dubbbed in urdu.and for God sake dont show us indian soups on a pakistani channel we are sick of it.people are watching this stuff already on their channels.we want more pakistani dramas or drams like ishqe mamno and isabel

  • tahminasiddiqui

    asalm o alikum
    i love your channel i want join u in dubbing department plz answer me
    tahminasiddiqui@LIVE.COM

  • sana

    hi im regular watching urdu 1 channel and my favrt drama is ISHQ MAMNOOH

  • khalid

    itz a good drama bt.. how i can i see dramas in net???

  • laila

    kindly down load ur dramas on youtube speccially meri akhari mohbat iabel and ask i memnoon these two dramas my favorite dramas but last two weeks our cable operator dose not play ur chanel in our area MPC cable services.

  • Muhammad Imran

    Dear Faraz Ansari Sb

    I want to apply or perform with ur TV channel, please contact….03005000784 or imran.784.isb@gmail.com

    Regards,

    Muhammad Imran

  • sameen khan

    Hye….
    Iam watching ur channet it is gud ur gr8 pleasure that u strt both pak & indian serials plszz it is a request to start "Geet Hui Sab Se Parayi"(from channel star one)on ur channel plsz i hope k ap log meri ye request zaruri puri karo ge….This serial was finished but we want to see dis serial again there are many fanszz of dis serial plszz start ds serial….Mene bht se channels pe request ki but no one gives any respons…….plszz:)

  • qasim malik

    i want to apply your dubbing department i live in lahore i want urdu dubbing in your dramas my email adress is ;mallicks_37@yahoo.com

  • syed wahab alam

    I want to join this channel Urdu 1 for the post of "Operation Officer / Co-ordinator" I am experienced and able to work in multi cultural environment , I Would surely meets all that requirement you required , i am enthusiastic about the chance to explore new technologies and skills , If you like to contact me please response by email: syedwahab4u@hotmail.com or cell number +92-322-2363513 . Waiting for you positive response… Thanks Syed Wahab Alam

  • hukhan

    am writer ,,i got few scripts,,if is there any oppertunity so plz let me know,,hukhann@hotmail.com

  • Javed khan hoti

    I am very pleased by watching urdu 1 tv. i love its dubbing dramas. very nice.

  • Abdul Salam

    i want apply for the post of urdu composer and graphic designer in your channel please how can i apply in your channel so i am just send your my email address so please you like to contact my email address sforsalam2003@yahoo.com thx

  • Ashfaq

    i want to apply for the post of NLE or 2d motion graphic artsit…how can i apply.i am just unable to find any contact or address.
    my email is ashfaq.huda@yahoo.com

  • jamal shah

    mjhy join karna hai kesy contact karo koi tu mjhy kch batye http://www.facebook.com/jamalshah.shah.7 meri profle hai 03479000036

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