Somali National Television

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Somali National Television
Industry Broadcasting
Headquarters Mogadishu, Somalia
Area served
Somalia & abroad (satellite)
Owner Federal Government of Somalia

Somali National Television (SNTV) (Somali: Telefishinka Qaranka Soomaaliyeed) is the national television station of Somalia.


Somali National Television is the principal public service broadcaster in Somalia. Headquartered in Mogadishu, the nation's capital, its main responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting throughout the country. SNTV is regulated by the Ministry of Information, Posts & Telecommunication of the Somali Council of Ministers.


On March 18th, 2011, the Ministry of Information of the Transitional Federal Government began experimental broadcasts of the new television channel. After a 20 year hiatus, the station was shortly thereafter officially re-launched on April 4th, 2011.[1]

SNTV broadcasts 24 hours a day, and can be viewed both within Somalia and abroad via terrestrial and satellite platforms.[2]

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