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Demand to bring broadcasting sector under tax net (rep 23/09/2021)

Radio Candid 92.7MHz goes on air 24 hrs from today (kh 17/08/2021) [rebranding of Gorkhali Khabar]

Hamro Patro all set to launch Radio Feature in HD Quality (kh 04/07/2021)

NTV’s Quest For Global Outreach, by Kundan Aryal (rn 25/06/2021)

ACORAB Karnali draws attention of CM Shahi (kh 07/06/2021)

Tuning into the radio in Nepal : The importance of keeping local broadcasters going during disasters was felt more than ever during the pandemic, by Suman Basnet (nt 19/02/2021)

Celebrating Power Of Radio, by Kundan Aryal (rn 12/02/2021)

Make NTV Public Service Broadcasting, by Kundan Aryal (rn 29/01/2021)

‘Focus on reviving Radio Nepal’s glory’ (ht 16/12/2020)

Clean feed policy: Towards full implementation, by Uttam Maharjan (ht 10/11/2020)

Here is what the Clean Feed Policy is missing, by Dhruba Sharma (rep 03/11/2020)

Majority of channels to adopt clean feed policy in couple of weeks (ht 03/11/2020)

Two Dozen Foreign Channels Come Under Clean Feed System, by Purushottam P. Khatri (rn 30/10/2020), Nepalis denied tv channels over Dasain : The public is outraged, blames government for playing dirty with clean feed rule, by Raju Banskota (nt 30/10/2020)

With clean-feed coming into force, foreign TV channels are ad-free; some 150 channels’ broadcast suspended, by Kamal Subedi (rep 24/10/2020)

Foreign TV channels can’t run adverts from Oct 23, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/10/2020), Media sector welcomes government decision to implement clean feed policy : The government on Wednesday directed distributors of foreign television channels to broadcast them in Nepal without advertisements from October 23 (kp 16/10/2020), Clean-up act : This should give a big boost to Nepal’s ad industry and its artistes, while promoting its landscape, culture and language (ht 16/10/2020)

How a rural radio thrived in Nepal lockdown : When most media are on the verge of collapse, a woman-led radio station finds a successful business model, by Laxmi Basnet (nt 11/09/2020)

‘Jaat ko Prashna’, a talk show about caste discrimination airs on Kantipur TV tomorrow: Actor Rajesh Hamal is returning to the small screen to host the 12-episode series, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 31/07/2020)

Kantipur Television marks its 17th anniversary: KMG Chairman Sirohiya says the experience of the pandemic is only going to make the media house stronger (kp 14/07/2020)

Clarifications sought from Radio Nepal chief Karki:  Asked why and how he allowed invectives against PM; Told to justify his performance (ht 29/04/2020)

Women invisible: Let's have more women on televised discussions, in newspaper interviews and on debate panels, by Andrea Upadhya (kp 19/03/2020)

Reality game shows are redefining Nepali television: How Nepali producers are bringing in quality work through franchise shows and drawing dedicated viewership, by Shashwat Pant (kp 24/02/2020)

Locals elated with new Nepal Television channel NTV Itahari (ht 31/01/2020)

So you think you can govern? A new game show wants to find the next exceptional political leader. But not everyone is convinced, by Shashwat Pant (kp 22/12/2019)

Younger generation is ditching network TV for better shows on streaming services: Nepali TV needs to reinvent itself and come up with quality content to bring viewers back, producers and cable operators say, by Shashwat Pant (kp 15/12/2019)

Parliamentary committee postpones implementation of Clean Feed Policy: Panel says service providers have paid huge sums which will go to waste if the policy is implemented immediately, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 23/08/2019)

Kantipur Television marks 16th anniversary (kp 16/07/2019)

Everything you need to know about the Clean Feed Policy: Once it goes into effect, international broadcasters that are unwilling or unable to produce clean feed content streamlined for Nepal will lose viewers, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 26/06/2019)

TV screens to go blank next week as cable operators protest government’s clean feed policy, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/06/2019)

Inclusive Community Radios, by Deepak Acharya (rn 11/02/2019)

Crackdown starts on analogue cable operators: Transmission of analogue cable signal is banned in Kathmandu Valley. The ministry will take action against those who defy (kp 29/07/2018)

Kathmandu denizens have chosen the internet over cable television, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 30/04/2018)

Radio Nepal Turned Sixty-Eight, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 03/04/2018)

Ministry consigns analogue TV to history (kp 29/03/2018), Analogue TV channels shut down in valley: Govt to soon switch off such channels across every city, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 29/03/2018)

Communications minister vows new law (kp 24/03/2018)

Digital cable TV mandatory from April 28 (ht 21/03/2018)

SC paves way for digital broadcasting: MoIC plans to do away with analogue TV broadcasting, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 19/02/2018)

On air to deter child marriage: How radio is helping prevent Nepali girls from being married young, by Shipra Jha (nt 16/02/2018)

Tune into radio: Role of mass medium in Nepal, by Deepak Acharya (ht 13/02/2018)

Radio Kantipur to go provincial with broadcast (kp 10/02/2018)

Radio Kantipur honours year’s outstanding musical talents (kp 10/02/2018)

Govt preparing to amend Clean Feed Policy (ht 18/01/2018)

MoIC remains indecisive in implementing ‘clean feed’ policy (ht 28/11/2017)

Underutilised domain: Community radios have established themselves as indispensable, but the air time value remains largely misspent, by Sirjan Adhikari (kp 20/10/2017)

300 girls to take on radios to mark Int’l Day of Girl Child (kp 11/10/2017)

FM radio operation procedure issued (ht 10/09/2017)

World-wide wave: After 65 years of broadcasting, Gurkha Radio still links Nepal's soldiers with families back home, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 04/08/2017)

Pros And Cons Of Clean Feed Policy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/07/2017)

Kantipur TV announces overhaul, HD transmission: KTV transmission on HD with rebranding and  repackaging would be a push forward for the Nepali television industry as a whole, says CEO Sirohiya (kp 15/07/2017)

Nepal Army’s plan to run FM radio triggers debate, by Anil Giri (kp 10/07/2017), Freedom Forum condemns NA’s FM radio plan (kp 11/07/2017), Going the wrong way: Nepal Army should refrain from assuming roles that undermine its independent credentials (kp 26/07/2017)

Clean feed unlikely to be implemented as planned: Nepali advertising agencies had long been demanding that such a policy be implemented, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 31/05/2017)

Radio Sagarmatha marks anniversary (ht 24/05/2017)

Nepali Radio, Nepali Awaj: Two decades on, South Asia’s pioneer community radio keeps defending its founding values of a public service broadcaster, by Om Astha Rai (nt 19/05/2017), Frequently Modulated: Community radio today is not reaching deeper into society because it is no longer independent, impartial and the source of quality content, by Om Astha Rai (nt 19/05/2017), The Radio Wave (nt 19/05/2017), Revolution through devolution, by Bharat Dutta Koirala (nt 19/05/2017)

TV broadcasts to go digital in five cities (kp 29/04/2017)

Cable digitisation: Cable viewers in no hurry to upgrade to digital, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/04/2017)

Relocating radio: It could still be the most cost-effective and accessible instrument of communication in the mountains, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 12/04/2017)

Separate bodies to watch radio, TV: Karki (kp 07/04/2017)

Radio Nepal Turned Sixty-six, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 02/04/2017)

Radio Nepal gears up for provincial broadcast (ht 01/04/2017)

TV broadcast digitisation plan hits snag: Consumers switching to digital service will have to connect a set-top box to their television set, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/03/2017)

The show goes on: The TV documentary series Aankhijhyal, which has done much to make Nepalis aware of environmental issues, airs its 1000th episode, by Smriti Basnet (nt 17/03/2017)

Belbase appointed editor of Radio Nagarik 96.5 MHZ (rep 27/02/2017)

Feminine FM: Women in radio stir a nationwide conversation, by Emma Stolarski (nt 20/01/2017), Healing through radio: Conflict victims and their families are sharing and broadcasting stories of their war experiences, by Smriti Basnet (ht 20/01/2017)

Community radio broadcasters convention: Broadcasters loyal to ruling parties field common picks (kp 07/01/2017)

Radios for all: Community radios are among most effective means of reaching poor and marginalized communities, by Deepak Acharya (rep 04/01/2017)

Radio Dhading building razed, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 24/09/2016), ACORAB inspects Radio Dhading building (kp 25/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes service, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 26/09/2016), Radio Dhading resumes work from demolished building (ht 26/09/2016), Forest land grab row: Taskforce inspects wrecked buildings (kp 30/09/2016)

What’s the Alternative?, by Shyam KC (rn 24/08/2016)

Internet-based television slowly gaining popularity, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/08/2016)

Breaking the commercial break: Viewers in Nepal will be able to watch non-Nepali television programs without advertisements from next year, by Tufan Neupane (nt 05/08/2016)

Cabinet nod to ‘Clean Feed Policy’: Foreign pay TV channels to be prohibited from running ads (kp 23/07/2016)

Radio and poverty: Media will not be pro-poor unless they prioritise local poverty reduction issues and take ownership of the programmes, by Manish Bikram Shah (kp 28/06/2016)

Turn on, tune in: The Sabido syntax of storytelling is bringing a new wave in the radio drama scenario, by Deepesh Paudel (kp 29/05/2016)

KMG, CCTV sign framework agreement for content exchange (kp 14/05/216)

Press Council asks ABC TV to apologise: Council says an interview of Madhesi rights activist CK Raut aired by the TV stoked social disharmony and threatened sovereignt (kp 13/05/2016) [???]

FM radios airing Bihar election advertisements (ht 08/05/2016)

15 and still chatting: Young people didn’t just want to listen; They also wanted to share their own stories, by Gemma Ferguson (rep 26/04/2016)

Radio Nepal Turned Sixty-six, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 03/04/2016)

Wrong tuning: Community radios now have to pay huge royalties and levies as they are treated as private stations, by Deepak Acharya (rep 13/02/2016)

I heard it on the radio: It is important to reflect on radio’s role in improving and saving people’s lives, by Mona Laczo (kp 12/02/2016)

Fiction coming true: Singha Durbar, a new TV show in Nepal, shows that a different kind of leadership is possible, by Ayush Joshi (rep 26/01/2016)

Ham radio to the rescue: Amateur radio can be a vital source of information in the aftermath of future disasters, by Sarthak Mani Sharma (nt 15/01/2016)

Tarai FM contents to face scrutiny: Govt to investigate into the complaints that some FM stations in the Tarai are airing contents that could cause communal violence (kp 11/11/2015)

From shack to shack, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 26/09/2015)

Metro FM marks 16th anniversary (kp 19/09/2015)

Public Service Broadcasting: Some Expectations Of The People, by Lal Deosa Rai (rn 31/07/2015)

Air time in the thin air: The most beautiful radio station in the world needs help, by Stéphane Huët (nt 24/07/2015)

Kantipur Television turns 13 (kp 15/07/2015)

Tuned in: Inspiring lives through local language radio dramas, by Ayush Joshi (rep 12/06/2015)

Rebuilding communities with communication: Radio helps make relief distribution and post-earthquake recovery more transparent, accountable and responsive, by Manisha Arya (nt 05/06/2015), Radio active after the quake: Community radio stations were destroyed by the earthquake, but many are still on air, by Sonia Awale (nt 05/06/2015)

Ham Radio: Communication without failure: When all other means of communication fail, this amateur radio can be the best means to pass and get info especially during times of emergency, by Sharada Adhikari (ht 31/05/2015)

TBN condemns govt for annulling Avenues TV licence (kp 27/05/2015)

Radio Kantipur to run music show for change (kp 26/05/2015)

Radio Nepal’s 65th Anniversary, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 01/04/2015)

Dish Media to lead cable TV digitisation (kp 21/03/2015)

FM stations suspend broadcast (kp 03/03/2015)

Kantipur Gold channel launched: Entertainment, sports in focus (kp 20/02/2015)

SIMTV service inaugurated (ht 13/02/2015)

Radio Kantipur gets 1m Facebook likes (kp 08/01/2015)

Govt decides to merge NTV, Radio Nepal (rep 19/12/2014)

NTV bans episode of Tito Satya ‘for satirising Modi’ (kp 06/12/2014)

Gaun Gaun ma Singha Durbar launched (kp 20/09/2014), Gaun Gaunma Singha Durbar starts (ht 20/09/2014)

Public broadcasting in Nepal: Background and rationale, by Durga Nath Sharma (ht 03/09/2014)

Neer Shah appointed NTV chairman (ht 08/08/2014)

Environment FM: How community radio is bringing a non-technical citizenry closer to understanding Nepal’s environmental issues, by Sabrina Toppa (kp 02/08/2014)

KTV to launch new channel (kp 13/07/2014)

All that glitters: Nepali TV channels fail to provide employees comfortable working environment, job security and attractive salary, by Shristi Kafle (rep 14/04/2014)

TV channels get 90 days to fall in line (ht 02/04/2014)

Community radios to air shows against Discrimination (kp 23/03/2014)

World Radio Day And FM Radio, by Deepak Acharya (rn 14/02/2014)

Active listening: The history of listeners' club began in 1980s with the formation of China Radio International (CRI)-Nepali service listeners' club, by Sirjan Adhikari (rep 19/01/2014)

Two companies to launch IPTV, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 05/01/2014)

In Nepal, radios go beyond conventional purpose, by Om Astha Rai (rep 14/12/2013), Making waves: Relevance of radio in Nepal (rep 16/12/2013)

Watchdogs of Achham: Radio is provingan important medium of communicating to Achham residents their rights and responsibilities as citizens, by Ayush Joshi (kp 30/11/2013)

EC’s directive against ABC TV (ht 19/11/2013)

Action sought against TV channels (ht 09/11/2013), ABC TV, Filmy TV breached poll code: NC tells EC (rep 09/11/2013)

KOICA supported Radio Station in Mustang (sp 04/10/2013)

Community radios’ role lauded (ht 19/08/2013)

Online television channel launched (ht 18/08/2013)

BBC Nepali service in morning too (kp 30/07/2013)

Dish Home service goes off air, two lakh subscribers hit (ht 18/07/2013)

Women in charge: Despite the challenges, women broadcasters are making their presence felt on the airwaves, by Hari Devi Rokaya (nt 21/06/2013)

Gulmi radios off air to protest power outage (kp 05/06/2013)

Makalu TV told to stop broadcasting (ht 07/05/2013)

BBC to aid struggling radio stations, by Amrita Anmol (kp 20/03/2013)

Feminine FM: Women-run community radios promote grassroots democracy and help fight domestic violence in Nepal, by Anne O'Kain (nt 15/03/2013)

Radio role vital for awareness, education: Experts (kp 14/02/2013)

Ujyaalo gets brighter: Nepal’s first FM station to run fully on solar power, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 08/02/2013)

NTV marks 28th anniversary (kp 31/01/2013)

Image Channel accuses cable operators of suspending its transmission (nn 16/01/2013), Don't disrupt transmission of TV channels: Govt to cable operators (nn 16/01/2013), Cable operators warned (ht 17/01/2013)

UCPN-M padlocks community radio (ht 11/01/2013)

Govt plan to study frequency distribution dead in water (kp 07/01/2013)

Making global airwaves: Nepalis broadcasters abroad are connecting the diaspora to communities back home, by Ganesh Acharya (nt 14/12/2012)

Kantipur, Nepal TVs under India scanner (kp 07/12/2012)

Young radio journalists' efforts to broker peace, by Emilia Terzon (rep 12/10/2012)

TV Journalism In Nepal: All Work, No Pay, by Abhushan Gautam (sp 07/09/2012)

The voices of their minds: For the first time in Nepal, a radio station in Pokhara tackles the taboo subject of child sexual abuse, by Tong Sian Choo (nt 24/08/2012)

Govt imposes royalty on electronic media, after all (kp 14/07/2012)

Broadcasters contest govt’s ‘anti-press’ royalty notice (kp 07/07/2012)

Govt tightens screws on NTV for opposition coverage (rep 15/06/2012)

‘Enforce clean feed on foreign TV channels’ (kp 13/06/2012)

Traffic police FM 96.5Mhz begins test transmission (rep 08/06/2012)

PMO move targets radio programme: FNJ says govt should have approached Press Council (ht 07/06/2012)

'Transform Radio Nepal into public broadcasting agency' (rep 16/05/2012)

'Bomb' explodes in FM radio station (nn 15/03/2012)

Metro Traffic FM likely to go on air within three months (ht 09/03/2012), Traffic FM in offing (rep 17/03/2012)

BBC training for FM radio stations (kp 05/03/2012)

Redyo, Radio, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 19/02/2012)

Govt starts work to revise frequency policy (kp 08/02/2012)

TV channels' revenue down by over 60%, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 29/01/2012)

Only 242 FM radios operational (rep 24/01/2012)

IPTV licenses likely in next 2 months, by Samiksha Koirala (rep 16/01/2012)

Radio streams from Nepal
(a selection)

Sherpa Radio, a station presenting songs, music and dances of the Sherpas

TV streams:

ABC News Nepal
Avenues TV
Himalaya TV
Kantipur TV
News24 Nepal
Sagarmatha TV

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