Shamshad TV

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Shamshad TV
Type Satellite Television Network
Country Afghanistan
Availability Afghanistan, Central Asia, South Asia, Middle East,Europe, Africa
Slogan Staso Pa Khwakha Staso Pa Zhaba! (Pashto: ستاسو په خوښه ستاسو په ژبه )
Headquarters Chaman-e-Hozori, Kabul, Afghanistan
Owner FazelKarim Fazel
Key people
Established 2006
Launch date
Official website

Shamshad Radio & Television Network is based in Afghanistan. Shamshad Radio & Television Network was launched in early 2006 and it broadcasts 24 hours. Shamshad TV is one of the most popular Pashto language television stations in Afghanistan. Our broadcast area covers a large portion of the country where ethnic Pashtuns live and also covering the area’s where it’s isolated from the rest of the country. Shamshad Radio & TV programs are mainly (85%) in Pashto language providing Educational TV Shows, News, Family dramas, Musical shows, Comedy programs, Children game shows, Women empowerment programs, Islamic educational programs, Political and Current affairs programs, entertainment programs, sports programs and criminal incidents programs. and Entertaining Programs to both local areas of Afghanistan as well as other countries via satellite,IPTV, Mobile APP, local Transmitors and Dish.

Shamshad TV & Radio Network is locally available in central provinces of Afghanistan like Kabul, Parwan, Wardak, Kapisa, Logar. Shamshad TV & Radio Notwork covering Eastern provinces like Ningrahar, Konar, Laghman,and Nooristan. Shamshad Radio and TV Network is also covering Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar, Balkh Faryab and Samangan Northeast zone of Afghanistan. Shamshad TV and Radio Network transmits signals to Herat, Badghis, Farah, and Nemroz western part and also covering the Khost, Paktika, Paktya Helmand, Kandahar and other part of the country.

It transmits hourly news in Pushto and Dari, China Global Television Network (CGTN) Pushto News and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Pushto news

Shamshad briefly broadcast to European and North American viewers in 2007

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The Shamshad TV logo is a decorative representation of the network's name written using Pashto. It was selected by the founder, Fazel Karim Fazel.It's the combination of two SS and three dots on the top, that represent Sheen in Pashto, and the two SS are Sham Shad.


On 7 November 2017, the Shamshad TV was attacked by armed gunmen and suicide bombers. A security guard was killed and 20 people were wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Gunmen storm TV station in Kabul". BBC News. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  2. ^ Abed, Fahim; Sukhanyar, Jawad (2017-11-07). "A Leading Afghan TV Station Is Attacked in Kabul". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  3. ^ France-Presse, Agence (2017-11-07). "Kabul TV station defiantly resumes broadcasting moments after Isis attack ends". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 

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