Like many Iraqi Kurdish media platforms, Kurdistan TV is owned and operated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). The television channels main bases are in the south of the autonomous community, but have established offices in the Netherlands and in Germany, helping the network maintain its vocation as an internationally recognised channel with content to match. Kurdistan TV strives to serve as a liaison between Iraqi Kurdistan and the rest of the world. It can be found on many satellite services, including Hot Bird, where it’s programming is available to viewers at no extra cost. The channel broadcasts mainly in Kurdish.
Since the launch off the channel in 1999, the station has set out with the key missions to inform, raise awareness, educate and entertain. The information stream plays a big part of the channel, with news and current affairs at its heart. The station has a key team of journalists, reporters and correspondents who strive to get to the heart of news stories as they unfold, keeping viewers in the loop at all times. Kurdistan TV is here to help viewers stay connected with important developments in Kurdish news, events across the Middle East and internationally relevant developments, producing content that comes froms a credible source. In addition to its news programming, you’ll also find a range of light entertainment shows, magazine programming and more general entertainment pieces, all specially selected for air or produced in-house to reflect the concerns and cultural aspects of the region.