Qatar Television (Arabic: تلفزيون قَطَر); abbreviated as Qatar TV or QTV), 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 programs including news, economical bulletins, documentaries, religious programs and entertainment.
Launched in August 1970, QTV was the first television network to produce and transmit its programmes in the country. Programs 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.