Nepal Television
नेपाल टेलिभिजन
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), shortened to NTV is the Nepali national public state-controlled television broadcaster. It is the oldest and most watched television channel in Nepal. The news broadcast at 8:00 PM is the channel's most popular show, followed by comedy programmes such as 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 Nepali government.[1][2][3] The network started broadcasting in HD from 31 January 2019.

The administrative 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.[4][5] 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.


The Nepali government signed an agreement with French government company Sofratev on 14 February 1982 to conduct a preliminary study of the feasibility of a television network in the country for 30 days.[6]

When NTV was in its infancy, Finance Minister Prakash Chandra Lobani had visited Tokyo in January 1986 and wanted Japanese technicians to help enter Nepal into the television age.[7]

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. ^ "Locals elated with new Nepal Television channel NTV Itahari". The Himalayan Times. January 31, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  2. ^ "NTV to telecast tri-national football tournament live". Khabarhub. March 21, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  3. ^ "एनटीभीका पाँचवटै च्यानलको प्रशारण अवरुद्ध". Online Khabar (in Nepali). June 6, 2022. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  4. ^ "नेपालमा प्रेस स्वतन्‍त्रता छ, सत्यतथ्यमा आधरित समाचार लेख्‍नुहोला : प्रधानमन्त्री देउवा". Kantipur (daily) (in Nepali). September 23, 2021. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  5. ^ Poudel, Bharat Raj; FitzGerald, Gerry; Clark, Michele J.; Mehta, Amisha; Poudyal Chhetri, Meen B. (August 24, 2014). "How does Nepal Television (NTV) frame natural disasters? A qualitative content analysis of news scripts using news frames and PPRR cycle" (PDF). 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC 2014): 583–586.
  6. ^ "Nepal gets TV network aid". The Straits Times. February 15, 1982. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  7. ^ "TV age". The Straits Times. January 21, 1986. Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  8. ^ "नेपाल टेलिभिजनबाट प्रसारण हुँदै 'मेरो भ्वाइस युनिभर्स'". Nagarik (in Nepali). May 3, 2023. Retrieved May 8, 2023.