Watan TV was on test broadcast, and commercial operations started on December 22, 2009. A brand-new television was born, doing business under the trade name Watan TV.
The slogan “Watan” means “homeland”, the land of Afghan. A landlocked and mountainous country, the 41st largest nation in the world witnessed military conquest and experienced a continuous state of conflict and major occupation in the late ’70s.
Watan TV prime occurrence is to play a great role in enhancing the capability to fulfill its mission as a medium of education and information and spread the benefits of knowledge thru Radio and Television, the people’s right to know, and their participation.
The main line up began with Andona, A news and public affairs magazine show cater to the current events, political issues, and views produced locally to cater to Afghan audiences.
As part of a long-term strategy to make the network more competitive, the management introduced a stronger news and public affairs division, modernization of its broadcast equipment, and the acquisition of broadcast rights of Hollywood and Bollywood series and cinema, We are proud to have a very excellent line up of Pashto programs in Pashto language like; de member Awaz, Nawai Pail, Seema awo dodoona, da Watan sarteri,ghora sandar, da Watan deera, landai pa war rasra waya, meena da de sa wakral saryal, etc…
Watan tv now broadcasting all Afghanistan and international cricket (matches, league, series & tour) by a partnership with international media and production.
Aside from bringing the best in news and entertainment, WATAN TV also manifests its social responsibility and commitment to public service through community projects and philanthropic activities that we undertake
Under the management of Watan TV together with the local key managers assembled and delivered significant success where Watan TV performance was completely revitalized. Watan TV’s audience share increased substantially from 1.9% in January 2010 to 11.1% in January 2011.
Nationwide and International broadcasting reach will be the next target of Watan TV via Satellite and through Cable TV. Watan TV aims to be the leading TV network in Afghanistan.
In 2014, WATAN TV started bringing High Definition TV (HDTV) into the households of Kabul via WATANHD through Fly Sat, Yah SAT, and Yah alive, Express AM6 Satellite Afghanistan. And now WATAN HD TV Available on TurkmenÄlem/MonacoSat at 52.0°E SATELLITE, WATANHD is the first HD channel in Afghanistan which offers cricket matches different kinds of programs to include local and foreign movies and documentaries which runs 24/7.