• INTRODUCTION




Pakistan Television with the help of German Government set up its first Central Training Institute (CTI) in 1967. CTI was housed temporarily in the premises of Television Centre, Chaklala, Rawalpindi

Historical Perspective

In order to keep abreast with latest techniques and trends, training of professionals in their respective fields is always considered important in progressive broadcasting organizations. Pakistan Television with the help of German Government set up its first Central Training Institute (CTI) in 1967. CTI was housed temporarily in the premises of Television Centre, Chaklala, Rawalpindi. Subsequently, it grew and developed and in 1978 Engineering Training Cell was established.

In house training for PTV Engineers was offered. Production of TV programmes depends on craft oriented professional Producers, Engineers, Set Designers and Cameramen. To cater the required needs of technical training for Producers, Cameramen and Designers, Programme Training Cell was established in 1984.

The main project of the academy was approved in 1981 with an estimate of Rs.33.9 million from the Government, whereas PTV had to contribute Rs.9.7 million in form of old/used equipment, both programme and engineering cell were working in rented buildings before moving to the present premises.

In 1988, Engineering and Programme divisions were relocated in the existing building. It is carefully planned building which provides excellent facilities to the participants and creates an enabling academic environment for learning and development.

PTV training academy is a semi autonomous unit under the administrative control of Pakistan Television Corporation and Ministry of Information & Media Development. It is managed by PTV. A Director is appointed by PTV as Director Training Academy to look after the policy matters at PTV Headquarters level. General Manager is head of the unit with financial and administrative powers.

1.To improve professional standards of PTV personnel in all areas while helping in career planning.
2.To prepare training materials and promote international exchange of expertise as part of Resource Development.
3.To analyse the performance of PTV for self improvement.
4.To introduce new concepts and formats in TV operations.

Functions :

- Basic training and foundation planning of producers, engineers, cameramen, designers, makeup artists, admin, finance, anchors and technicians.
- Refresher courses and updating of knowledge base at various levels.
- Introduction of new concepts in programme productions, camera techniques, news, current affairs, design etc.
- Introduction to new formats in engineering.
- Prepare training materials.

Profile of PTV Academy :

Government Approval:
Construction Started:
Construction Completed:
Location:
Covered Area

1981
1983
1988
H-9, Islamabad.
35,000 Sq. Ft.

Facilities


- Tv Studio    2,000 Sq. Ft.
- Class Rooms    03 Nos.
- Computer Lab    01 No.
- Technical Area   
- Admin & Accounts Offices   
- Cafeteria   
- Library