Nepal Television (NTV)
NTV Nepal.png
CountryNepal
NetworkBroadcast television, satellite, optical and online
HeadquartersSingha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Programming
Language(s)
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerGovernment of Nepal
History
LaunchedJanuary 5, 1984 (1984-01-05)
Links
Websitewww.ntv.org.np
Availability
Terrestrial
AnalogueVHF band
Streaming media
Nepal Television (NTV National)http://ntv.org.np/?page_id=1165
Nepal Television (NTV Kohalpur)http://ntv.org.np/?page_id=1167
Nepal Television (NTV Plus)http://ntv.org.np/?page_id=1299
Nepal Television (NTV News)http://ntv.org.np/?page_id=1308

Nepal Television (Nepali: नेपाल टेलिभिजन), shortened to NTV is the Nepalese 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 Nepalese government.[1][2][3] 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.[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.

Former shows on NTV

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nepal Television

Current shows on NTV

Comedy

Nepali Tele Film

Drama

Game shows

Kids

News

Miscellaneous

Broadcasting hours

Nepal Television broadcasts for 24 hours daily.

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

References

  1. ^ "Locals elated with new Nepal Television channel NTV Itahari". The Himalayan Times. January 31, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "NTV to telecast tri-national football tournament live". Khabarhub. March 21, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "एनटीभीका पाँचवटै च्यानलको प्रशारण अवरुद्ध". Online Khabar (in Nepali). June 6, 2022. Retrieved July 23, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "नेपालमा प्रेस स्वतन्‍त्रता छ, सत्यतथ्यमा आधरित समाचार लेख्‍नुहोला : प्रधानमन्त्री देउवा". Kantipur (daily) (in Nepali). September 23, 2021. Retrieved July 24, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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.