Qatar TV
Logo used since 2012
CountryQatar
Broadcast areaMiddle East and North Africa
HeadquartersDoha, Qatar
Programming
Language(s)Arabic
Ownership
OwnerQatar General Broadcasting and Television Corporation
History
Launched23 August 1970; 53 years ago (1970-08-23)
Links
Websiteqtv.qa

Qatar Television, (Arabic: تلفزيون قَطَر); abbreviated as Qatar TV or QTV), is a Qatar Government owned public service national television channel in Qatar which is owned and run by Qatar General Broadcasting and Television Corporation.[1] The channel broadcasts various programmes including news, economical bulletins, documentaries, religious programmes and entertainment.

Launched in August 1970, QTV was the first television network to produce and transmit its own programmes in the country. Programmes were aired every day for three to four hours with a 50 kW transmitter.[2] In 1974, it began transmitting color broadcasts. It had a monopoly on television audience until 1993, when Qatar Cablevision began broadcasting satellite channels. Despite the broadening of television offerings, Qatar TV remains popular amongst locals.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Media". Embassy of Qatar in Italy. Archived from the original on 10 March 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ "The era of reform". New York: Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nation. 1973. p. 4.
  3. ^ Tourya Guaaybess (2013-01-11). National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1899–1900. ISBN 978-1-137-25765-9. Retrieved 2013-06-13.