Looking towards the heavens for news?

When the cable started making inroads, a majority of people let go of their satellite dish antennas and receivers in favor it. Such was the allure of the technology, that almost every home in the country was serviced by atleast some cable operator, large or small.

But following the recent media blackout in the country, largely administered by shutting down transmissions at the cable operators end, people are again resorting to the old method of a satellite dish and antenna to be aware of the situation, says Geo News.

The price of dish antenna has also increased in this wake of new demand to Rs. 8000 from Rs. 4000.

Any reader who would like to share their experiences with getting a dish antenna?

Source: Geo.tv

18 Comments so far

  1. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    *comment moderated – irrelevant to topic*

  2. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

    *comment moderated – irrelevant to topic*

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

    Mansoor, aren’t the above two ‘comments’ irrelevant to this topic/post? If yes, then why do I continue seeing them.

  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 5:42 pm


    IBN – CNN is wonderfully covering on going situation in Pakistan, Zee News & Al-Jazeera english is doing Great work as well.

  5. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    i heard from a resident of isloo that a steep fine has been imposed on the purchase of a satellite dish

  6. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    i heard from a resident of isloo that a steep fine has been imposed on the purchase of a satellite dish

  7. mansoor (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

    arsalan: good catch, i just logged in to find them and was thinking the same.

  8. TOTALFUNWORLD.COM (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

    But I think to buy a dish not the solution of this problem. Government should ready to face the challanges at this time instead of hiding the news only from people’s of Pakistan while all the world can see what is happening in Pakistan. Is’nt this stupid action?

  9. DESIGNEXPANSE.COM (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

    After stopping the Pakistani TV Channels on cable network all over the country. Most of the news channels get the live news online on their website. Now news viewer of these channels can hear or view new on the website.

    I must say stopping the channels is a very bad step.

    From here you can get to some of the Channels website.


  10. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 9:04 pm

    the posts were NOT irrelevant at all — a pity that the moderator thought so

  11. Wahidi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    it is quite disgusting to see that everyone here is concerned so as to which channel is covering the events extensively….
    many are simply sitting home relaxed unconcerned how their lives will change…..unconcerned how karachi life will change…..and they prefer not to watch the news……
    ignorance is bliss they say……
    to tell you the truth…..like i said previously…..it is disgusting!!….
    the media is under attack….the law is under attack…..dictatorship is taking over and not a single pakistani civilian is to be seen on the streets protesting…..everyone individual is concerned abt his or her own family or life……
    Muslims we call ourselves…..but to what extent are we acting upon what the Quran tells us to act in such a situation…..we’re all ignorant barbarians!!……
    everyone loves watching zakir naik and ahmad deedat……but who exactly is practising what they explain to you!!??
    a few…..less than a percent of the Muslim population of pakistan!

  12. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    No problemo:-)) I was just ‘helping’ out.

  13. durraiz (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    I bought a dish with LNB and receiver for Rs 6,500 but I cannot get anyone to install it. They are asking Rs 2000 for installation alone. Can anyone direct me to DIY installtion site or share their installation experience….

  14. Saad (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    theres so much hue and cry about the apathy wht musharraf is gettin the country through! but does one thinks for a momoent wht better options we have as citizens of Pakistan? Bhuttos, Sharrifs or the idiot sittting in the UK? our country is much more at peace having a general in power. If the lawyers stop playin politics and the media stops critisizin and rather focus on how life is better then having real “democracy” – there would be no need for any emergency! We need to improve ourselves to get out of the hole we’ve dug!!

  15. XYZ (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    For people in Pakistan who want to HEAR , yes HEAR (not watch) GEO TV, pls click on the following link:

    Once the website opens up, pls click on the “LIVE AUDIO” link/button.

    You will then be able to hear GEO TV live. It’s like watching TV with no picture !

    Get the latest news !

  16. ALAM (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 3:19 am
  17. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 4:16 am

    Why do you care for news, don’t you people have any thing to do with your lives ? Move on and let them do what they want and we will enjoy our lives. Stupid people , crying for news, haven’t heard “no news is good news”

  18. SELF (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:02 am

    Mansoor, is Adil Adenwala of Geo a relation of yours?

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