Founded in 2003, Horn Cable TV broadcasts in Somali from its headquarters in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. The station also has studios in Mogadishu and London, among other areas.
Horn Cable TV is owned by Farhan Haji Ali, a young Hargeisa-based Somali entrepreneur who is also the owner of the FAACO.
Horn Cable TV broadcasts around-the-clock across Somaliland and Somalia. Through satellite, its transmissions also reach other parts of the continent, Europe, Asia, and areas in Australia. The station is also available as a live webstream.
HCTV's programming covers a wide range of genres. Among these are news and current affairs, business, politics, drama, music, and religious programs.
Horn Cable Television has a staff of around 90 ground reporters, who are stationed throughout the Horn of Africa region and nearby areas. Around 60 journalists are based at the station's headquarters, with additional personnel of 7 in Mogadishu.