Growing up, watching movies and shows on our TV, together with our families has been a part of everyone’s memories. That particular time would be full of activity from enjoying what is being broadcasted to fighting over the remote. Television has always been an integral part of providing entertainment and information related content.
Back in the 90s and early 2000s, TV operated on an analog format which used the radio signals that caused poor quality and static issues. Furthermore, analog TV required a high-level bandwidth which limited the number of channels available to the viewers. While the good time watching favourite programs with the family continued, there is no denying that the experience was compromised due to the degraded quality of sound and image.
With the passing years and technological evolution, the world started to change and particularly in Pakistan we saw a positive transformation and adoption of latest technology. In the year 2008, the country’s first digital TV service was launched as PTCL introduced its Smart TV. When compared to analog TV, digital TV is far superior and has much more to offer like quality content that uses less bandwidth allowing more channels with premium quality sound and picture. Introducing digital TV service has been a feather in PTCL’s cap as the service is available in over 150 cities in Pakistan with a lot of features.
PTCL Smart TV offers over 120+ Live digital quality TV channels. These channels provide the audience with attractive features like the option to rewind and pause the channel ensuring that they never miss a single moment of the show or movie. Customers even have the option of recording certain channels to be watched later at their convenience. They can also customize their preference by adding any channel in the ‘favourites’ option or setting a reminder, so they don’t end up scrolling through the channel list pointlessly. All these customer centric features ensure we don’t miss any of our favourite shows!
Moreover, there are many more exciting features other than the Live channels. With its ‘Video on Rent’ and ‘TV on Demand’ service, customers can access and view any movie or TV show anytime.
PTCL Smart TV also provides a host of diverse and latest content including popular Pakistani movies, premium Hollywood blockbusters, engaging documentaries, educational videos for students and much more! You can enjoy over 12,000 hours of content sitting at home. In addition it offers SVOD bundle service ‘Starzplay by Cinepax’, where you can subscribe and enjoy all kinds of movie , documentaries, TV shows, cartoons and much more.
PTCL Smart TV also promotes top quality television content that is created and produced in Pakistan. Drama serials already air on the live channels, however, there are also abundant SVOD packages for subscription. A few examples include ‘Rewind with Samina Peerzada’, in which popular celebrity host Samina Peerzada interviews most famous and talented celebrities in the country and ‘Travel with Wajahat Malik’, which is an adventurous travel show that covers beautiful landscapes across Pakistan.
PTCL Smart TV also offers educational, fun and entertainment content that is suitable for children viewing. Children can enjoy their favorite cartoons and nursery rhymes on JAN and Toffee TV SVOD bundles. It also offers ejunior that provides a wide range of cartoons and animated series for kids.
Moreover, there is availability of educational content for school going children, where they can learn basic subjects like General Knowledge, Science, Mathematics, etc. for grade 1 to grade 12 by subscribing free of cost to Taleem Ghar SVOD bundle or through PTV TeleSchool Channel.
University level students have the opportunity to get higher level of education through Virtual University TV channel and have access to their regular syllabus. There are four channels of Virtual University containing a vast range of higher education related content.
While it’s great that children have such a variety of options with PTCL Smart TV, parents are rightly concerned that their children might access content that is inappropriate for their age. Anticipating this concern, PTCL Smart TV provides a ‘Parental Lock’ feature, which limits children from accessing certain channels/movies unless they have the password.
Another great offer that it gives is, if you have an 8Mbps internet connection, the PTCL Smart TV connection is free of cost. For new customers PTCL Smart TV device is available with PKR 6000/- upfront charges or customers can opt for 30 monthly installments of PKR 300/- that will be included in the existing bill, along with regular charges of PKR 525/- per month. This is true value for money against an entertainment filled package.
All Smart TV customers can enjoy the services on their mobiles and tablets on the go with the PTCL Smart TV app that is absolutely free of cost for all PTCL Smart TV, Broadband and Charji customers.
PTCL has always strived to keep its customers connected to the rest of the world and is at the forefront to provide high quality family entertainment to everyone across the country!