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Rajya Sabha TV
Launched 26 August 2011 (2011-08-26)
Owned by Rajya Sabha
Picture format 4:3 (SDTV)
Country India
Language English and Hindi
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters 12-A, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Website www.rajyasabhatv.com
Videocon d2h Channel 330
Tata Sky Channel 489
DEN Networks Channel 322
Available on all cable providers Check local listings
Streaming media
Available free to all internet users Live stream

Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) is an Indian cable television network channel owned and operated by Rajya Sabha that covers the proceedings of Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of the Parliament of India).[1] Apart from telecasting live coverage of Rajya Sabha proceedings, RSTV also brings incisive analysis of parliamentary affairs. While focusing on current national and international affairs, it provides a platform for knowledge-based programmes for the discerning viewer. The channel offers special attention to legislative business undertaken by the Parliament.

Conscious of its role as a public broadcaster, RSTV has conceptualised programmes on the basis of the vibrant relationship between Parliament and the people of India. It aims at providing an objective perspective on national and international affairs to the people. RSTV touches upon all the aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life of the people, while promoting scientific temper among masses.

With a vision to document the story of how the Constitution of India was created, Rajya Sabha TV produced a 10-part TV mini-series Samvidhaan which was directed by Shyam Benegal.[2][3][4][5]

List of Programs[edit]

RSTV is known for its current affairs related programs which got popularity in student community. Following is the incomplete list of important programs on RSTV.[6]

  • The Big Picture: Daily(Mon-Fri) program which features discussion on one topic of current national and international importance.[7]
  • India's World: Weekly show related to international affairs.[8]
  • State of the Economy: Weekly show related to Economic issues.[9]
  • Desh Deshantar: Daily(Mon-Fri) program in Hindi which features discussion on one topic of current national and international importance.[10]
  • Indian Standard Time: Weekly show which features interview of a foreign dignitary visiting India.[11]
  • World Panorama: Weekly show featuring news around globe.[12]
  • Policy Watch: Weekly show featuring discussion of national economic policies.[13]
  • Samvidhaan: Show about making of Constitution of India in film format.
  • Sarokaar: Hindi show on issues of national importance.[14]
  • Media Manthan: Weekly show in Hindi discussing role and effect of media on society.[15]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:09:42 -0700

Since its inception in 2011, the Rajya Sabha TV has carried itself much like the Upper House in Parliament — offering news that is balanced and objective. Its news content has come in for praise from a cross-section of society both from the viewer who ...
The Hindu
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:18:38 -0700

In the pecking order, Rajya Sabha TV nowhere figures in the TRP ratings. But if sobriety, objectivity and fairness count, sans the hyperventilation that passes for news these days, perhaps RSTV would be a shoo-in for the top slot. In many ways, the ...
The Hindu
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:30:00 -0700

The role of reporting without fear or favour assumes significance in an age of growing scams, irregularities and crime. Reporting news is an art and carries great responsibility, where the language needs to be polite, clear and yet without sacrificing ...


Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:38:33 -0700

The author of the article forgot to mention or didn't read another Business Standard article from June 4 'Rajya Sabha TV: A Rs 1,700-cr mystery', which in detail questions the same things and much more than what the BS article author vouched for.
Business Standard
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:58:21 -0700

About Rs 50-65 crore to set up and Rs 25-30 crore (without distribution costs) a year to run it, depending on language, distribution costs and so on, says Sanjay Salil, managing director, MediaGuru Consultants. The firm has worked with Malayala ...


Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:51:59 -0700

They also attacked Ansari, who is chairman of the Rajya Sabha, for allegedly not having Rajya Sabha TV telecast the yoga function. But soon, the government said no invitation had been sent to the vice-president (nor to the president) because the prime ...

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:45:08 -0700

NEW DELHI: An inspection report by the CAG has raised several questions over the functioning of Rajya Sabha TV, even as advocate Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court over irregularities in the appointment of senior people in the Rajya Sabha ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 18:20:36 -0700

Its budget is bigger than that of any other government channel and growing; it generates no revenue because it shows no advertisements, even government ones; and it doesn't track viewership ratings either. Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV), which has spent Rs1 ...

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