Horn Cable Television

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Horn Cable Tv
Owned byFarhan Haji Ali
Broadcast areaHorn of Africa
Timeshift serviceHCTV

Horn Cable TV (HCTV) is a Somali private television channel.


Founded in 2003, Horn Cable TV broadcasts in Somali from its headquarters in Hargeisa, the capital of the northwestern Somaliland.[1] The station also has studios in Mogadishu and London, among other areas.[2]

Horn Cable TV is owned by Farhan Haji Ali, a young Hargeisa-based Somali entrepreneur who is also the owner of the FAACO.[2]

The station generates revenue from advertising.[2]


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.[2]

HCTV's programming covers a wide range of genres. Among these are news and current affairs, business, politics, drama, music and religious programs.[2]


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 an additional personnel of 7 in Mogadishu.[2]

Mohamoud Sheikh Dalmar serves as a radio and television producer for the channel.[3][4] Additionally, Hamdi Hussein is the Director of its Mogadishu branch.[2]


Horn Cable TV is a member of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Somali Media Mapping Report" (PDF). Somali Media Mapping. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Horn Cable TV". Somali Media Mapping. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Fifth Hargeisa International Book Fair". Red Sea Cultural Foundation. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Oxford House". Medeshi News. Retrieved 27 August 2014.