Somali National Television
Somali National Television (SNTV) is the national television station
Television station
A television station is a business, organisation or other such as an amateur television operator that transmits content over terrestrial television. A television transmission can be by analog television signals or, more recently, by digital television. Broadcast television systems standards are...

 of Somalia
Somalia , officially the Somali Republic and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic under Socialist rule, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. Since the outbreak of the Somali Civil War in 1991 there has been no central government control over most of the country's territory...



Somali National Television is the principal public service broadcaster in Somalia. Headquartered in Mogadishu
Mogadishu , popularly known as Xamar, is the largest city in Somalia and the nation's capital. Located in the coastal Benadir region on the Indian Ocean, the city has served as an important port for centuries....

, 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 Transitional Federal Government
Transitional Federal Government
The Transitional Federal Government is the current internationally recognized government of the Republic of Somalia. It was established as one of the Transitional Federal Institutions of government as defined in the Transitional Federal Charter adopted in November 2004 by the Transitional...

of Somalia.


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.

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