Televisions in Nepal

Himalaya Television
Business Name: Himalaya Television
Short Business Description: Himalaya Television, named after the mighty Himalayas, is a channel that has a vision beyond the conventional vogues of broadcasting. Our ambition is not solely to show but also to raise awareness of human issues and embrace the heterogeneous needs of a multicultural society. Himalaya Television reaches out to all the people of Nepal from the plains of the Terai to the high ranges of the Himalayas and to those struggling for their livelihood abroad. We give priority to the needy and the marginalized and to those who really care about the sustainable development of the country. By doing so, we fulfill an important need, that is, expressing the sentiments of the voiceless mass.
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Himalaya Television, named after the mighty Himalayas, is a channel that has a vision beyond the conventional vogues of broadcasting. Our ambition is not solely to show but also to raise awareness of human issues and embrace the heterogeneous needs of a multicultural society. Himalaya Television reaches out to all the people of Nepal from the plains of the Terai to the high ranges of the Himalayas and to those struggling for their livelihood abroad. We give priority to the needy and the marginalized and to those who really care about the sustainable development of the country. By doing so, we fulfill an important need, that is, expressing the sentiments of the voiceless mass.

Media can be a good catalyst for the proper functioning of democracy and for ensuring peace and prosperity. We believe in a future where all of us can lead respectable lives. Thus, our slogan is ‘Prosperity and Peace’. We have placed prosperity before peace because we are campaigning for sustainable peace rather than mere rhetoric for ‘peace’.

For everlasting peace, prosperity is a prerequisite. We sow the seeds of an abundant, prosperous wealth of knowledge, thereby generating mass awareness for issues that are significant to the environment and that ensure democratic and human rights for all. Having a clear concept of prosperity and peace, Himalaya Television is determined to campaign for the same in the most effective way possible. Committed to the precepts of human rights and norms of democracy, we are a holistic experience.

Business Website Address: http://himalayatv.com/
Business Phone Number: 4472254/55/56/57/58
Business Fax: 4497711
Nepal Television
Business Name: Nepal Television
Short Business Description: Nepal Television was established in January 1985 with the slogan “Communications for Development.” The television broadcasting in Nepal is completing its 29 years with Nepal Television’s growth in fulfilling its social responsibility. NTV era is also a benchmark of professionalism in areas of information, education, health and entertainment. In the past two and a half decades, Nepal Television is accessible in the mountainous, hilly and Tarai belts of the country.
In this period and in the changing political context, Nepal Television is committed to promoting pluralism and protecting the typical Nepali cultures and strengthening the national unity. The second channel of Nepal Television is especially popular among the youth. Nepal Television has earned the reputation in the production of documentaries on areas of historical and cultural importance. It also practises risk-journalism.
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Nepal Television was established in January 1985 with the slogan “Communications for Development.” The television broadcasting in Nepal is completing its 29 years with Nepal Television’s growth in fulfilling its social responsibility. NTV era is also a benchmark of professionalism in areas of information, education, health and entertainment. In the past two and a half decades, Nepal Television is accessible in the mountainous, hilly and Tarai belts of the country.
In this period and in the changing political context, Nepal Television is committed to promoting pluralism and protecting the typical Nepali cultures and strengthening the national unity. The second channel of Nepal Television is especially popular among the youth. Nepal Television has earned the reputation in the production of documentaries on areas of historical and cultural importance. It also practises risk-journalism.
NTV has continuously strengthened its technological capacity. It is now airing programmes through the terrestrial, satellite and digital networking. The signal of Nepal Television covers more than 50 countries which also blankets 50 percent of the total land mass and reaches to 72 percent of the country’s population. NTV and its second channel are not only ensuring people with their right to information through 19 transmitting stations but providing them effective educational materials and contributing to overall developmental activities.
NTV’s role as a public broadcasting agency is commendable for bringing about social change and people’s awareness. It has been raising the people’s voices for peace and prosperity and enhancing the dignity of Nepal at home and abroad.
The transmission of NTV has expanded widely in the past twenty five years. Accepting the changes in mediascape, NTV is fulfilling its social responsibility with a sense of excellence and professionalism. NTV has been producing and broadcasting news, documentaries, telefilms, comedy shows, interviews and other productions and entertainment programmes by incorporating politics, economy, health, culture, ecology, sports, human rights and other issues of social lifein them. Founded and facilitated by the state, Nepal Television as a public broadcasting house is bridging the Nepali dialects and diasporra for which it remains the leader in broadcast arena.

Business Website Address: http://www.ntv.org.np/
Business Phone Number: 4200348
Business Fax: 4200212
Business Address: Singha Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kantipur Television Network
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Short Business Description: Popularly known as KTV, Kantipur Television was launched in July 2002. It is one of Nepal’s first private television stations. With a wide range of content provided via terrestrial stations and satellite, KTV is Nepal’s leading private television channel.
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Popularly known as KTV, Kantipur Television was launched in July 2002. It is one of Nepal’s first private television stations. With a wide range of content provided via terrestrial stations and satellite, KTV is Nepal’s leading private television channel.

KTV has been successful in breaking the monopoly of the government-owned Nepal Television. KTV owes this success to the simplicity and credibility of its content. Programmes such as ‘Fireside’ ‘Call Kantipur’ ‘Tough Talk’ , ‘Sarokar’ and BBC-produced ‘Sajha Sawal’, among hundreds others, are carefully chosen to cater to people from all walks of life. One of KTV’s most viewed programmes includes daily news reports. With more than a hundred reporters on ground and with the policy of thoroughly verifying reports, KTV is the most trusted source of information on current events.

Apart from hard-hitting news and talk shows, KTV features social drama, musical shows and a variety of creative programmes. It has broadcast live recordings of musical performances, and has picked up raw talent and turned them into recording artists. It has provided real-time updates during elections. And it has injected fresh energy to live broadcasts of sports events. Its responsibility towards the Nepali people is such that even when calamities strike–like the great earthquake in April 2015–its transmission remained uninterrupted.

KTV’s vision is to inform, update and inspire people by providing impartial, fact-based, creative content.

Business Website Address: http://ktv.ekantipur.com
Business Phone Number: 5135000
Business Fax: 5135001
Business Address: Kantipur Complex, Subidhanagar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
ZIP Code: 00977
Sagarmatha Television
Business Name: Sagarmatha Television
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Short Business Description: Sagarmatha Television (STV) is first 24-hour news and current affairs satellite television station from Nepal, which started broadcasting on July 2007.
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Sagarmatha Television (STV) is first 24-hour news and current affairs satellite television station from Nepal, which started broadcasting on July 2007. We always emphasis to be leader on rolling Breaking News as it occurs and broadcast news features and analysis, current affairs, documentaries, live debates, business, sports and social awareness programs. Our schedule include hourly news in Nepali, English, Gurung, Tamang, Newar, Magar, Maithali languages, which has helped us to deliver news in all the major ethnic group from Nepal in their own languages. We are live 24 hrs, our satellite signals are carried by Cable, DTH, IPTV platforms or system in Nepal and aboard.

Business Website Address: http://sagarmatha.tv/
Business Phone Number: 4233071/72
Business Address: Babar Mahal, Kathmandu,
Nepal
News24
Business Name: News24
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Nepal Broadcasting Channel Pvt.Ltd (NBC) is a single owned network having its corporate office in Panipokhari , Kathmandu . We are launching complete 24 hours news channel by the name of NEWS24 Nepal as nepal’s premium news channel .
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Nepal Broadcasting Channel Pvt.Ltd (NBC) is a single owned network having its corporate office in Panipokhari , Kathmandu . We are launching complete 24 hours news channel by the name of NEWS24 Nepal as nepal’s premium news channel .
 NBC feels that its high time to turn on the light and demand the channel that provides in-depth news, in depth entertainment and in depth sports from every angle , covering under reported stories all around the globe and tackling issues that truly matters. NEWS24 Nepal is our initial stride heading the ladder of being the first broadcaster to air four different television channels. We highly lack the essence of pure entertainment, sports, and music/movies televisions in Nepal. Therefore, we are coming up with all four different channels in near future.

Business Website Address: http://www.news24nepal.tv/
Business Phone Number: 4446119
Business Fax: 4002655
Business Address: Panipokhari, Maharajung, Kathmandu, Nepal
Image Channel
Business Name: Image Channel
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Short Business Description: Image Channel is a household name since its conception offering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week viewership across 72 countries around the world.
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Image Channel is a household name since its conception offering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week viewership across 72 countries around the world.

Image Channel started its toddler days with one and a half hours of transmission through the national television on 14 Jan 1997 (1 Magh 2053 BS). It fired up with programs that were focused on pop music, women, celebrity and fashion. Because of the uniqueness, programs such as Image pop, Button & Trades, AM guest and Srijana ko Sansar gained huge popularity among the audiences. Image then established itself as an inclusive Kathmandu Channel called the Image Metro on 31 Jan, 2003 (17 Magh 2059 BS). It expanded its wings so that Nepalese across Nepal and the world could take joy in watching its programs by starting off its satellite transmission on Jan 25, 2007 (11Magh 2063 BS). It has since then been identified popularly as the Image Channel.

Till this date too Image has lived up to the expectation of its diverse audiences in offering tasteful programs from tele-serials to live musical shows, latest fashion to sports happenings, fresh news to controversial debates. It also provides insightful talk shows that stimulate the mind – topics ranging from life style, politics to social issues of concern. It provides hourly news bulletin and immediate flash news as the event unfolds. Image broadcasts news in three languages: Nepali, English and Newari. Further, Image Channel is equally devoted to Nepal’s glorious cultural and natural heritage highlighting the diverse cultures each time through various programming and on-the-spot coverage of local and national happening, exciting festivals and special features.

Business Website Address: http://imagechannel.com.np/
Business Phone Number: 4006555.
Business Fax: 1 4432707
Business Address: Image Complex,1121 Narayan Gopal Sadak Marg
Kathmandu, Nepal
Avenues Television
Business Name: Avenues Television
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Short Business Description: Avenues Television is a 24 hours nepali news and information channel. It is a satellite television that is available and viewed in 56 countries.
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Avenues Television is a 24 hours nepali news and information channel. It is a satellite television that is available and viewed in 56 countries.

Business Website Address: http://avenues.tv/
Business Phone Number: 4227222/ 4251055
Business Fax: 4251055
Business Address: Avenues Plaza, Tripureshwor
Kathmandu,Nepal
ABC Television
Business Name: ABC Television
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: ABC aims to cater to the need of news-thirsty people of Nepal by offering them 24 hours Nepali news that is relevant to today’s Nepal.
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Nepali people today are either less informed due to lack of research-oriented media institutions or are confronting with the ambiguity of the information being disseminated to them. In this context, ABC aims to carter to the need of news-thirsty people of Nepal by offering them 24 hour Nepali news that is relevant to today’s Nepal. Instilled with the core mantras of accuracy, balance, credibility of news, our professional and innovative team is all set to give a new taste to all viewers and establish ABC as a trend-setting channel in the Nepalese history of broadcast journalism. To achieve this goal, ABC covers the full spectrum of news ranging from politics to business, investigative reports to consumer issues, crime to environment and environment to innovation, among others. Aside from this, ABC news aims at bringing the entire world closer to Nepali people and vice versa by informing and engaging them fully.
In conformity with the rights ensured by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nepal, ABC is devoted to safeguarding the people’s right to information as a fundamental right. To this end, our efforts are being translated via one electronic platforms: ABC Television Pvt. Ltd.
ABC Television

The name ABC as such represents the accuracy, balance and credibility, the core values of journalism. ABC strives for accomplishing the new, yet incontestable efforts through its immediate and lively programs that make a comprehensive blend of all news concerns. The regular transmission that started an 4 September, 2008 reaches out across the nation including seventy-two countries via satellite technology.

Our Objectives
• To disseminate factual and reliable information to the general masses for enriching Nepali society.
• To create awareness at the gross root level.
• To represent the voice of underprivileged groups.
• To ascertain that the people make informed choice in nation building and make them proactive for civic discourse in all walks of life.

Our Motto

Television are regarded as the most effective and popular mass media. Nonetheless, it is equally true that these media will not sustain if the glamour quotient only gets preference (which is unfortunately seen in today’s journalism) over the honest journalistic exercise. Even more so, the sustainability and success of the news channels in particular depends on their true passion of imparting credible news. So we have inculcated in us these values and ethos that will be ultimately reflected into our prime objective of providing Accurate, Balances and Credible information. This said, the inevitable cut-throat competition in Nepali Media cannot be undermined. Nor would it be disputable that effective advertisement has become the strongest means for success and prosperity of any business in the modern time. Keeping this all in view, we would like to offer an effective and maximum mileage for brand promotion of our valued clients’ products and services. We commit to serve you with the improved means and novelty of broadcast media.

Future Plan :
With an objective to serve public with accurate, balanced and credible news, ABC television has been very successfully running in business for 7 years. ABC television always ensures that all sectors of the society are aware about the developments and events happening around them. As a responsible media leader, it has always made an effort in the development of the various sectors of the country. It believes that Education is primarily important to ensure the development of any country- higher the number of educated people better the development and prosperity of the country. Keeping in view this fact, we have been promoting and broadcasting various television programs and news, but we are aware that this is not enough. After consulting with the media experts and our well wishers, we have decided to multiply our effort to develop the education sector of the country. In this effort, ABC Channel has been working in the plan to add a separate line in its broadcasting – ABC Education. This separate channel will be mainly focused on education development. We will be incorporating various education related programs, news and documentaries in this channel. We hope that this will be a historic and monumental effort in the media history of Nepal.

As a tool of new education channel, (Edu Nepal) ‘Media Support Nepal’

Nepal was ranked 157th out of 191 nations of the world in the United Nations Human Development Report, 2012, and has yet to craft an effective strategy to uplift its Human Development Index (HDI). One of the biggest challenges has always remained Education. Though the literacy number has increased a little more than past, the uneducated population still remains at large around the country. Even out of so called people having access to literacy has very limited numbers who might have completed just a secondary education. Many are forced to give up the classes in school at primary level, who would merely know how to write letters and read books. The infrastructure for schools, educational materials such as books, copies and pencils, teachers are always in good demand throughout the country, but have barely been addressed.

As a responsible citizens of Nepal, we know there is unlimited problem and very limited solutions. We are aware about the urgency to address the problem. We always remained supportive to the idea that education is the only way that can ensure the development of any country. Our awareness and idea helped us get united to address these problems collectively. This has resulted the formation of Media Support Nepal, a mission to improve education in Nepal. The leadership of Mr. Shubha Shankar Kandel as a president has been well supported by vice president Sharada Sharma and other team members including Mr. Kim Yong Inn, who has greatly been helping as an international advisor in its effort to improve the education in Nepal.

The team has been very effectively working with the aim to provide educational training throughout the country. The organization has an objective to provide education to the women and people from lower and middle class families who remains uneducated at large.

Unlike the traditional way of carrying out the programs, the organization has envisioned to produce different educational programs in radios and televisions in the short run and lunch an education television channel in the long run. Moreover, the organization has also planned to publish various books also. It has also targeted to publicize books in different languages such as Korean, Japanese and English to address the need of those communities who wishes to learn these languages as well. It will be very helpful to get them familiarize with different cultures also.

With this mission, Media Support Nepal has been very actively involved to improve the education system of Nepal. As we are growing, we are being supported by numerous well wishers of Nepal. We keep looking forward to make our team bigger incorporating people from all walks of life nationally and internationally. We are very encouraged to see that there are people and organizations who want to work with us adding hands on hands. We would like to welcome and thank every support to lead this novel mission to change the face of Nepal.

Business Website Address: http://www.abctvlive.com/
Business Phone Number: 444528
Business Address: Hattisar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Makalu Television
Business Name: Makalu Television
Business Genre:
Short Business Description: Makalu Media Private Limited (Makalu Television) is the first eastern region-based television channel operated from industrial hub of Biratnagar. It came into operation formally from 18th Kartik, 2067. The television is primarily concentrated on eastern region in terms of content and viewership. The Television is promoted by a group of renowned industrialists, Cable Television entrepreneurs and media professionals. Makalu Television was initially licensed for terrestrial transmission and later the license was also awarded for Cable Television medium (CATV) for three districts viz. Morang, Sunsari and Jhapa. Ministry of Information and Communications, Government of Nepal has awarded license for National level through Cable Television medium quite recently. Now, Makalu Television has become eastern region-based national television. The signal of television is now expanded to Kathmandu valley and other economically active cities across Nepal through Intranet medium. Once the second phase of expansion is completed as planned, Makalu Television will have a presence and visibility over 40 economically active districts commanding 90% plus total Cable Television viewers of Nepal.
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Makalu Media Private Limited (Makalu Television) is the first eastern region-based television channel operated from industrial hub of Biratnagar. It came into operation formally from 18th Kartik, 2067. The television is primarily concentrated on eastern region in terms of content and viewership. The Television is promoted by a group of renowned industrialists, Cable Television entrepreneurs and media professionals. Makalu Television was initially licensed for terrestrial transmission and later the license was also awarded for Cable Television medium (CATV) for three districts viz. Morang, Sunsari and Jhapa. Ministry of Information and Communications, Government of Nepal has awarded license for National level through Cable Television medium quite recently. Now, Makalu Television has become eastern region-based national television. The signal of television is now expanded to Kathmandu valley and other economically active cities across Nepal through Intranet medium. Once the second phase of expansion is completed as planned, Makalu Television will have a presence and visibility over 40 economically active districts commanding 90% plus total Cable Television viewers of Nepal.
Makalu Television is 24 hour Channel with the right blend of News/Current affairs (60%) and General Entertainment (40%). The localization of news content, coverage of local undercurrent, other entertainment genre and exclusive live coverage of major events and happenings in the region is the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of Makalu TV. Another USP of Makalu TV is Maithili News primarily targeted to the Maithili viewers residing across the country. The television has been able to create a sufficient brand pull in the eastern region as an impactful media vehicle to promote the product and services of our valued clientele. The estimated household coverage of television through CATV medium is one million plus taking the statistics of total CATV HH concentration of CBS-2011. When Optical eco-system is expanded further connecting recently urbanized towns with major household concentration, the percentage household and area coverage is likely to grow. Total households reach of satellite channel and CATV channel is almost identical. The television has recently migrated to digital environment considering the requirement of digitization deadline set by Government of Nepal
The television has a slogan of “Localness, Development and Promotion ’’ and aims at empowering regional and local activities through deliverance of news, education, entertainment and infotainment.
Vision
Makalu Television envisions becoming a trend setting regional media vehicle in Nepal bringing local news/events and other relevant undercurrents instantly to the viewers across the country continuously advocating right to information.
Mission
To establish as a leading Cable Television based regional channel continuously propagating localness, development and promotion.

Objective
To become one of the promising regional media vehicles in Nepal for our valued clientele.
Promoters
Mr Dinesh Subedi
Mr Bhim Ghimire
Mr Shiva Prasad Ghimire
Mrs  Ganga Subedi
Mr Ishwor Bhattarai
Mr Man Bahadur Bishwokarma
Mr Shiva Dhangi
Mr Dhruba Neupane
Mr Dharmaraj Dhakal
Mr Mukunda Raj Bhattarai
Mr Madan Bhattarai
Mr Manoj Upreti
Mr Ram Upreti
Mr Yubaraj Dahal
Mr Rewat Bahadur Karki
Mr Dipesh Subedi
Mr Diwash Subedi
Board of Directors
Mr Dinesh Subedi – Chairman
Mr Bhim Ghimire – Vice-Chairman
Mr Ishwor Bhattarai
Mr Man Bahadur Bishwokarma
Mr Shiva Dangi
Mr Mukunda Bhattarai
Mr Dharma Raj Dhakal
Management Team
Mr Dipesh Subedi – Director – Operation
Mr Diwash Subedi – Director- Finance and Marketing
Mr Kamal Ghimire- News Chief (News Editor)
Mr Birendra Prasad Bhagat – Finance Manager
Mr Abhay Kumar Rai – Co-editor & Chief Executive Producer
Mr Parbat Raj Jha – Engineer
Mr Vivek Hamal – Marketing Manager

Business Website Address: http://www.makalutv.com/
Business Phone Number: 531321
Business Address: Makalu Complex
Biratnagar-15, Morang