Due to financial constraints, the newly formed government has decided to abandon the idea of launching a second PTV Sports channel. According to sources close to the PTV Network, the new government has decided not to pursue the idea due to budgetary concerns and the country’s dire financial situation.
The news comes as a disappointment to the country’s sports fans, who had hoped to watch their favorite games on the second PTV channel.
Fawad Chaudhary, former Information Minister in the PTI-led government, had announced the launch of a second sports channel by the end of 2019. Still, the project did not materialize during their entire tenure. They did, however, manage to convert PTV Sports to High Definition.
With PTV Sports being one of the country’s only three sports broadcasters, sports fans in the country have been deprived of their favorite sporting events from around the world.
The launch of a second PTV sports channel was expected to help share the burden because PTV Sports is primarily focused on cricket. In contrast, the second channel would show a variety of other sports, including live English Premier League action.