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Terai's first satellite TV channel launched - Sathish - 03-04-2009

Kathmandu (PTI): People of Nepal's Terai region, bordering India, will now have their own satellite TV channel, the first regional broadcaster in the country.

'Terai Television', the 24-hour satellite TV channel, has been launched by Terai Media Network Pvt Ltd to cater the target audience in Nepal and adjoining parts of India including, Bihar and UP.

Headquartered at southern Nepali town of Birgunj, the channel will also broadcast news in Nepali, Hindi, Maithili and Bhojpuri.

"The Terai Television is a dynamic concept to entertain people, exchange information, promote the different culture and focus a bit for the people of the Terai, the southern plain," its Managing Director Pawan Kumar Sanghai said.

Sanghai said the new channel will focus on issues related to the Madhesi people and will promote their culture. Besides news, the channel will also air various programmes such as serials, reality shows, social awareness Programme, conflict management programmes, entertainment, cinema shows and sports.