As the world of electronic media grows with immense pace, ARY Digital Network celebrates its 17th anniversary, beginning from a small office in London and making its mark as one of the largest television networks of Pakistan.
The network started its transmission from Dubai in 2000. Since then, it has not only upheld professional values in these seventeen years but grew into a family of popular channels like ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Zauq, ARY Zindagi, ARY Qtv and ARY Music. HBO and Nickelodeon are also the part of ARY Digital Network. ARY Films, who brought the Pakistani film industry on its feet is now ruling the roost in Pakistani cinema.
Celebrating their 17th anniversary on September 16, President and CEO ARY Digital Network wrote on Twitter: “It has been 17 years Mashallah since we started ARY network from a small office. I would like to thank my family, my team and my viewers.”
It has been 17 years mashallah since we started ARY network from a small office. I would like to thank my family , my team and my viewers .
— Salman Iqbal ARY (@Salman_ARY) September 15, 2017
In his interview with the channel, Mr. Salman Iqbal thanked his family, the ARY team the viewers of ARY Digital Network’s channels for all the love and support because if whom this journey and success was possible. He said, “When we started our television station, a number of people were of the opinion that due to the presence of Indian channels and their large market share, none will watch a Pakistani channel but today, not only our news but our songs, dramas are watched the world over and people recognise Pakistani stars. Our movies too are being watched everywhere.”
“All the credit goes to my father Muhammad Iqbal who took this step for Pakistan’s sake and then handed this flag over to me. I am happy because my team members cooperated with me and worked day in and day out to make this journey a success,” he added.