Top 10 Oldest TV Stations in Nepal

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Oldest TV Stations in Nepal

In Nepal, the evolution of the television sector has been fairly amazing. When there were only FM stations, the first television channel, Nepal Television, debuted in January 1985. After years of monopoly by this government-owned channel, several channels from the private sector began service. The number of TV channels increased as people's interest expanded, and the television industry grew into a large industry. Nepal now has more than 40 channels. The top ten longest-running TV stations, on the other hand, are featured in the article below.

*The data is ranked based on the research of The Everest List Team.

10. Mountain Television

Mountain Television
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Mountain Television is the country's first and most popular analytical news channel, with bureaus both inside and outside of Nepal. Because of its reputable coverage and analytical news reporting, it has grown in reach and popularity since its inception in 2010. The channel is now broadcasting in over 45 countries around the world. Mountain TV is owned and operated by Padma Group, one of Nepal's biggest media firms, which also owns and operates Bhakti darshan International TV, which broadcasts spiritual and religious programs, and Business Plus TV, which broadcasts economic and business concerns.

  • Establish Date : 2010 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

9. News 24

News 24
Image Source: Youtube

Nepal Broadcasting Station Pvt.Ltd. owns News24 Nepal, the country's premium news channel (NBC). The station was founded in 2010 AD and broadcasts from Kathmandu. News24 broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It broadcasts programs such as Hatkadi, Sidha Kura Janatasanga, Chha Prasna, Power News, Jaya Swavimaan, Issue of the Day, and others. It's headquarters is in Panipokhari, Kathmandu.

  • Establish Date : 2010 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

8. Himalaya TV HD

Himalaya TV HD
Image Source: Live TV Channels

Himalaya Television, formed in 2010, is a Nepalese statewide private television company. The television station has cutting-edge digital broadcasting equipment for production, post-production, and broadcasting. Himalaya Television, named after the majestic Himalayas, is a channel with a vision that extends beyond the traditional vogues of broadcasting. It was purchased by onlinekhabar.com, a Nepalese online news portal. Every hour, HTV transmits news. Musical programs, phone-in shows, folk shows, interviews, and other forms of entertainment are aimed at audiences of all ages.

  • Establish Date : 2010 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

7. ABC TV

ABC TV
Image Source: App Advice

ABC TV Nepal, inspired by the widespread popularity of ABC News Radio, decided to begin a new venture of informing Nepalis through television media. It is a Nepali television channel that was founded in 2008. It is a news channel based in Kathmandu that broadcasts in Nepali.It is one of the four news-television stations in Nepal, and it is one of the most popular.It is a privately owned broadcasting channel.

  • Establish Date : 2008 HD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

6. Sagarmatha TV

Sagarmatha TV
Image Source: Ramro Job

Sagarmatha Television is a Nepali television channel that began broadcasting in July 2007. It is a news channel that broadcasts in Nepali. It is a privately owned news channel broadcasting from Kathmandu. In Nepal, STV is a market leader in live and breaking news broadcasts, as well as timely information delivery on current events. STV has bureaus in all districts and outside nations and makes every effort to keep viewers informed from a variety of perspectives. Its headquarters are in Kathmandu's Babarmahal district. Priority is given to delivering news as quickly and as reliably as feasible.

  • Establish Date : 2007 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

5. Avenues TV

Avenues TV
Image Source: Setopati

Avenues Television is a renowned and well-known news station in Nepal. It is a satellite channel, and its broadcasts are received by receivers in 56 countries. On July 16, 2007, ATV began broadcasting. Avenues Television has established a distinct and casual method of delivering news in Nepal. With a focus on nationality, democracy, and human rights, Avenues television has uncovered numerous concerns around the country and overseas. This is a watershed moment in Nepalese television history, as all of the new networks are following in ATV's footsteps. It is a 24-hour news station that prioritizes delivering news as quickly and as reliably as possible.

  • Establish Date : 2007 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

4. Image Channel

Image Channel
Image Source: Update NP

The Image Channel is a Nepalese private television channel. It is owned by the Image Group of Companies and is located in Lazimpat, Kathmandu. It produces a variety of news programs, talk shows, entertainment shows, teleserials, and other programming. On January 25, 1997, Image Channel debuted with a 1+1⁄2-hour block on Nepal Television. Its initial programming centered on pop music, ladies, celebrities, and fashion.On 11 February 2003, Image established itself as an inclusive Kathmandu Channel known as the Image Metro. Image increased its services with international satellite transmissions on February 5, 2007, becoming the first Nepali language satellite channel.

  • Establish Date : 2007 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Worldwide

3. Kantipur TV

Kantipur TV
Image Source: Kantipur

Kantipur Television (KTV) is one of Nepal's first privately owned television channels. KTV, which debuted in July 2003, is licensed for both terrestrial and satellite transmission. The network began broadcasting in HD on December 14, 2017. KTV began as a seven–hour regional broadcast for the Kathmandu Valley and swiftly rose to become one of Nepal's top and most popular television networks. Its programs give in-depth examinations of contemporary issues and reflect the interests of the public. It also investigates the multifaceted consequences of major events by presenting them in genres ranging from news bulletins, interviews, and features to satires, comedies, and social drama.

  • Establish Date : 2003 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Worldwide

2. NTV Plus

NTV Plus
Image Source: Nepal Television

NTV Plus is a Nepalese government-owned television channel. It is one of Nepal Television's two program divisions that was established to serve a different goal than its other division - countrywide transmission in the year 2060 BS, i.e., 2003 AD. NTV Plus is currently available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NTV Plus was founded with the goal of reaching out to the youth population with a diverse range of programs that include entertainment, information, and sports. The channel, which is now transmitted through satellite and terrestrial (via 5 terrestrial centers), can also be viewed online around the world.

  • Establish Date : 2003 AD
  • Ownership : Nepal Government
  • Broadcast From : Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

1. Nepal Television

Nepal Television
Image Source: Fuse | Classroom

Nepal Television (often referred to as NTV) is Nepal's oldest and most viewed television channel. It was founded in 1985 A.D. and is controlled by the Nepal government. For many years, this was Nepal's only television channel. The news was carried from Kathmandu's Singha Durbar around 8:00 p.m. The network began broadcasting in HD on January 31, 2019. It creates and broadcasts entertainment and educational television programmes, reality and game shows, newscasts, and talk shows.

  • Establish Date : 1985 AD
  • Ownership : Nepal Government
  • Broadcast From : Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

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10. Mountain Television

Mountain Television
Image Source: Online TV Channels

Mountain Television is the country's first and most popular analytical news channel, with bureaus both inside and outside of Nepal. Because of its reputable coverage and analytical news reporting, it has grown in reach and popularity since its inception in 2010. The channel is now broadcasting in over 45 countries around the world. Mountain TV is owned and operated by Padma Group, one of Nepal's biggest media firms, which also owns and operates Bhakti darshan International TV, which broadcasts spiritual and religious programs, and Business Plus TV, which broadcasts economic and business concerns.

  • Establish Date : 2010 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

9. News 24

News 24
Image Source: Youtube

Nepal Broadcasting Station Pvt.Ltd. owns News24 Nepal, the country's premium news channel (NBC). The station was founded in 2010 AD and broadcasts from Kathmandu. News24 broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It broadcasts programs such as Hatkadi, Sidha Kura Janatasanga, Chha Prasna, Power News, Jaya Swavimaan, Issue of the Day, and others. It's headquarters is in Panipokhari, Kathmandu.

  • Establish Date : 2010 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

8. Himalaya TV HD

Himalaya TV HD
Image Source: Live TV Channels

Himalaya Television, formed in 2010, is a Nepalese statewide private television company. The television station has cutting-edge digital broadcasting equipment for production, post-production, and broadcasting. Himalaya Television, named after the majestic Himalayas, is a channel with a vision that extends beyond the traditional vogues of broadcasting. It was purchased by onlinekhabar.com, a Nepalese online news portal. Every hour, HTV transmits news. Musical programs, phone-in shows, folk shows, interviews, and other forms of entertainment are aimed at audiences of all ages.

  • Establish Date : 2010 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

7. ABC TV

ABC TV
Image Source: App Advice

ABC TV Nepal, inspired by the widespread popularity of ABC News Radio, decided to begin a new venture of informing Nepalis through television media. It is a Nepali television channel that was founded in 2008. It is a news channel based in Kathmandu that broadcasts in Nepali.It is one of the four news-television stations in Nepal, and it is one of the most popular.It is a privately owned broadcasting channel.

  • Establish Date : 2008 HD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

6. Sagarmatha TV

Sagarmatha TV
Image Source: Ramro Job

Sagarmatha Television is a Nepali television channel that began broadcasting in July 2007. It is a news channel that broadcasts in Nepali. It is a privately owned news channel broadcasting from Kathmandu. In Nepal, STV is a market leader in live and breaking news broadcasts, as well as timely information delivery on current events. STV has bureaus in all districts and outside nations and makes every effort to keep viewers informed from a variety of perspectives. Its headquarters are in Kathmandu's Babarmahal district. Priority is given to delivering news as quickly and as reliably as feasible.

  • Establish Date : 2007 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

5. Avenues TV

Avenues TV
Image Source: Setopati

Avenues Television is a renowned and well-known news station in Nepal. It is a satellite channel, and its broadcasts are received by receivers in 56 countries. On July 16, 2007, ATV began broadcasting. Avenues Television has established a distinct and casual method of delivering news in Nepal. With a focus on nationality, democracy, and human rights, Avenues television has uncovered numerous concerns around the country and overseas. This is a watershed moment in Nepalese television history, as all of the new networks are following in ATV's footsteps. It is a 24-hour news station that prioritizes delivering news as quickly and as reliably as possible.

  • Establish Date : 2007 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

4. Image Channel

Image Channel
Image Source: Update NP

The Image Channel is a Nepalese private television channel. It is owned by the Image Group of Companies and is located in Lazimpat, Kathmandu. It produces a variety of news programs, talk shows, entertainment shows, teleserials, and other programming. On January 25, 1997, Image Channel debuted with a 1+1⁄2-hour block on Nepal Television. Its initial programming centered on pop music, ladies, celebrities, and fashion.On 11 February 2003, Image established itself as an inclusive Kathmandu Channel known as the Image Metro. Image increased its services with international satellite transmissions on February 5, 2007, becoming the first Nepali language satellite channel.

  • Establish Date : 2007 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Worldwide

3. Kantipur TV

Kantipur TV
Image Source: Kantipur

Kantipur Television (KTV) is one of Nepal's first privately owned television channels. KTV, which debuted in July 2003, is licensed for both terrestrial and satellite transmission. The network began broadcasting in HD on December 14, 2017. KTV began as a seven–hour regional broadcast for the Kathmandu Valley and swiftly rose to become one of Nepal's top and most popular television networks. Its programs give in-depth examinations of contemporary issues and reflect the interests of the public. It also investigates the multifaceted consequences of major events by presenting them in genres ranging from news bulletins, interviews, and features to satires, comedies, and social drama.

  • Establish Date : 2003 AD
  • Ownership : Private
  • Broadcast From : Kathmandu
  • Region : Worldwide

2. NTV Plus

NTV Plus
Image Source: Nepal Television

NTV Plus is a Nepalese government-owned television channel. It is one of Nepal Television's two program divisions that was established to serve a different goal than its other division - countrywide transmission in the year 2060 BS, i.e., 2003 AD. NTV Plus is currently available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NTV Plus was founded with the goal of reaching out to the youth population with a diverse range of programs that include entertainment, information, and sports. The channel, which is now transmitted through satellite and terrestrial (via 5 terrestrial centers), can also be viewed online around the world.

  • Establish Date : 2003 AD
  • Ownership : Nepal Government
  • Broadcast From : Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide

1. Nepal Television

Nepal Television
Image Source: Fuse | Classroom

Nepal Television (often referred to as NTV) is Nepal's oldest and most viewed television channel. It was founded in 1985 A.D. and is controlled by the Nepal government. For many years, this was Nepal's only television channel. The news was carried from Kathmandu's Singha Durbar around 8:00 p.m. The network began broadcasting in HD on January 31, 2019. It creates and broadcasts entertainment and educational television programmes, reality and game shows, newscasts, and talk shows.

  • Establish Date : 1985 AD
  • Ownership : Nepal Government
  • Broadcast From : Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
  • Region : Nationwide