Urdu 1 is a Pakistani entertainment channel that airs a variety of plays performed in Urdu. The station's name comes from the language. When the channel first started airing, it first aired drama serials originating from Pakistan, India, and Turkey. However, after the tragic event that took place in Uri in 2016, the channel is no longer airing any television programs from India. After then, it began broadcasting Urdu dubs of shows that were first shown in Turkey as well as additional Pakistani content that was produced in Pakistan.
The television series Baaghi and Tum Kon Piya are primarily responsible for the increased attention that the channel has acquired in the country. The channel resumed airing Indian television shows in the later part of 2017, after it first stopped doing so. Because of the continuing war between India and Pakistan along their shared border in 2019, the channel has decided to cease showing Indian shows. The channel has not broadcasted any programs with original voices since the year 2020; instead, they always use Turkish dubbing.