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Nepal Television
Nepal Television logo.jpg
Logo of Nepal Television
Launched December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31) (tests)
January 5, 1984 (1984-01-05) (regular programing)
Network Broadcast television, satellite, optical and online
Owned by Government of Nepal
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV, HDTV)
Slogan Communication for Development
Country Nepal
Broadcast area Nepal and worldwide
Headquarters Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Sister channel(s) NTV PLUS
NTV News
Website www.ntv.org.np
Analogue VHF band
Available on most cable systems Check local listings
Channel Dish Home (Nepal)

Nepal Television (Nepali: नेपाल टेलिभिजन)[1] is the oldest and most watched television channel in Nepal. This was for many years the only television channel native to Nepal, but several others have recently begun operation. The News (broadcast at 8:00 p.m.) is the channel's most popular show, followed by comedy program Bhadragol, Meri Bassai and Jire Khursani.

Other important TV channels in Nepal are NTV PLUS, NTV News which is owned by the Nepalese government. Private channels include Kantipur Television, Image Channel, Channel Nepal, Avenues TV, Nepal 1 Television and Sagarmatha Television. Nepal 1 Television is broadcast from India. All except Nepal Television, Kantipur Television, Image Channel and NTV PLUS are satellite channels in Kathmandu valley.

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. As the country's only largest and oldest television channel, a need for transforming its operation into the hands of the public is realized by media experts in Nepal.

Former shows on NTV[edit]

  • Aayam
  • Abhibyakti
  • Biswo Ghatna
  • Chintan Manan / Manthan
  • Hamro Gaun Ramro Gaun
  • Hijo Aaj Ka Kura
  • Hostel
  • Khel Khel
  • Mayos Super Challenge
  • Nagad Panch Lakh
  • Nepali Tara
  • Sanibar Vijay Kumar Sanga
  • Tito Satya
  • Twakka Tukka

Current shows on NTV[edit]


  • Bhadragol
  • Chaleko Chalan
  • Cheu Na Tuppo
  • Gup Chup
  • Hakka Hakki
  • Jai Hosh
  • Jire Khursani
  • Madan Bahadur Hari Bahadur 4
  • Meri Bassai
  • Mitho Satya
  • Sishnu Pani
  • Tato Na Saro
  • Tato Piro
  • Virus


  • Aphanta
  • Guthi
  • Santan
  • Sunaulo Sansar
  • Yatra Jindagi Ko

Game shows[edit]

  • Cham Chami
  • Magical Thumb: A Live Game Show
  • Pratibhako Aagan
  • Singing Icon Nepal
  • The Singing Star


  • Baal Shanti Abhiyaan
  • Moomin
  • Nature Calls
  • Opening Children Programme


  • Gunte bhai
  • Maile timilai kute
  • NTV Peace Forum
  • Samachar (समाचार)
  • Sero Phero


  • Miss Nepal
  • Artha Ko Artha
  • Krishi Karyakram
  • Mero Ghar Mero Sansar
  • Swasthya Charcha

Broadcasting hours[edit]

Nepal Television broadcasts for 18 hours daily from 04:00 to 22:00 Nepal Time.

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

Station hours[edit]

Nepal Television starts at 04:00 am Nepal Time with the National anthem, Buddha or Hindu quotes and prayer and its first television programmes.

Nepal Television closes down at 21:55 Nepal Time with its last television programmes, Buddha or Hindu quotes and prayer, National anthem and test card. It ends at 22:00 Nepal Time.


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

External links[edit]

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