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Nepal Television (NTV)
NetworkBroadcast television, satellite, optical and online
HeadquartersSingha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
OwnerGovernment of Nepal
LaunchedJanuary 5, 1984 (1984-01-05)
AnalogueVHF band
Streaming media
Nepal Television (NTV National)
Nepal Television (NTV Kohalpur)
Nepal Television (NTV Plus)
Nepal Television (NTV News)

Nepal Television (Nepali: नेपाल टेलिभिजन)[1] (commonly known as NTV) is the oldest and most watched television channel in Nepal. For many years this was the only television channel from Nepal. The news broadcast at 8:00 p.m. is the channel's most popular show, followed by comedy program Sakkigoni, Mundre Ko Comedy Club and Meri Bassai.

It also has four sister channels, NTV PLUS, NTV News, NTV Kohalpur and NTV Itahari all owned by the Nepalese government. The network started broadcasting in HD from 31 January 2019.

The administrative block of Nepal Television
The administrative block of Nepal Television
The studio block of Nepal Television
The studio block of Nepal Television

Several attempts are being made by media stakeholders to convert and transform NTV into a truly Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) entity. NTV, being currently owned by the government, has lost its editorial independence and is blamed for continuously being a government mouthpiece. As the country's oldest television channel, a need for transforming its operation into the hands of the public is realized by media experts in Nepal. Mr.Nir Shah was the first chairman.

Former shows on NTV

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nepal Television

Current shows on NTV


Nepali Tele Film


Game shows




Broadcasting hours

Nepal Television broadcasts for 24 hours daily.

Date Transmission times
31 December 1983-now 04:00-22:00 Nepal Time


  1. ^ "NTV". Nepal Television. Retrieved 29 June 2015.