: تلفزيون قَطَر
); abbreviated as Qatar TV
), is a Qatar Government owned public service national television channel in Qatar
which is owned and run by Qatar General Broadcasting and Television Corporation
The channel broadcasts various programmes including news, economical bulletins, documentaries, religious programmes and entertainment.
Launched in August 1970, QTV was the first television network to produce and transmit its own programmes in the country. Programmes were aired every day for three to four hours with a 50 kW transmitter.
In 1974, it began transmitting color broadcasts. It had a monopoly on television audience until 1993, when Qatar Cablevision began broadcasting satellite channels. Despite the broadening of television offerings, Qatar TV remains popular amongst locals.