Pakistan Television (PTV), the country’s official television network, was unable to air the 2022 FIFA World Cup, leaving Pakistani football fans in the dark.
The National Assembly recently received a report from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that emphasised the channel’s incapacity to broadcast the games live and its failure to get broadcasting rights.
According to the report, PTV had a duty as an official station to make sure that the country’s football fans could watch the international event. However, the mass of the populace was denied the chance to watch the competition live because of the channel’s actions.
PTV had the chance to secure World Cup broadcasting rights by giving up a little share of its revenue. The report went on to say that the channel’s lack of initiative has brought about harsh criticism from the general public and relevant authorities.
A three-person committee has been formed to further investigate the problem in light of the current circumstances. Based on the opinions and suggestions of the committee, necessary steps will be performed. Whether the individuals in charge of this oversight will be held accountable for their actions and whether a situation like this will occur again in the future are both still up in the air.
The previous FIFA World Cups were primarily broadcast by PTV, but this time, A-Sports carried all of the games live.