Established in the 2040s, Nepal Television is continuously providing its service to Nepali. It is owned by the Government of Nepal and is also the oldest television channel of Nepal. It was the only channel for many years. It broadcasts programs of different natures and tastes. It has continuous news services as well as various public concern programs and entertainment shows.
It is 24 hour service channel and is the national television. It has programs produced in different languages being Nepali as the primary. Meanwhile, it airs programs in Newari, Maithili as well as English languages. With the sense of growing communication and media needs, Nepal Television and their authorities have been operating other sister channels like NTV Plus and NTV News. The channel operates from Singha Durbar and is broadcasted worldwide.
Nepal Television has presented numbers of popular shows till the date. Devi, Hijo Aaja Ka Kura, Bahas, Disa Nirdesh, Tito Satya, Jire Khursani, Krishi Karyakram, NTV News have been some of the popular programs of Nepal Television. A recent survey on the statistics and viewers response on the programs of Nepali Channels stated that NTV News of 8:00 pm has the largest response and second to it is the program Tito Satya which is comedy soap and is dedicated to raise public awareness.
Nepal Television is owned by government but there has been issues regarding this time and often. Various efforts are also being made for transformation into publicly owned and independent television channel. Nepal Television has produced large numbers of programs in variety of categories like Comedy, Drama, Game Show, Kids, News, Reality and Miscellaneous. Nepal Television is no doubt providing quality service but it has often been criticized being mouth-piece of government. This has compelled the media stakeholders to transform it into Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) entity.
Nepal Television is aware about taste of Nepali people so, it produces relevant programs. Unlike other TV channels, it has well balanced shows. They address public interest and are also addressing and helping public relating important messages and news. Nepal Television has indeed been a significant means of communication for Nepalese both inside and outside Nepal.