Payame Afghan TV

Payame Afghan

Afghan Channel Last updated : 2024-02-22

Payame Afghan : Payam-E-Afghan TV stands as a satellite television network rooted in Los Angeles, California, with a distinct focus on catering to Afghan Americans and the broader Afghan diaspora. The channel's name, derived from the Persian word "payam" (پیام), translates to "Afghan message" or "Message from Afghanistan."

Launched in 2007 as part of a US government aid program, Payam-E-Afghan TV offers a diverse range of content, including news, music, and entertainment programs primarily in Dari and Pashto languages. The channel finds its financial backing and ownership in Omar Khatab, a figure who migrated to the US in 1978 and previously served as a newscaster for Afghan state radio. Notably, Payam-E-Afghan originated as a radio station in the early 1990s, where Khatab dedicated his efforts to full-time broadcasting in northern California. The radio station featured call-in talk shows, news from VOA, as well as engaging content such as music and cooking shows.

It is noteworthy that Payam-E-Afghan TV has been associated with Seddique Mateen, the father of the perpetrator of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Omar Mateen. Seddique Mateen hosted a show named "Durand Jirga," drawing its title from Afghanistan's Durand Line border, and prominently expressed anti-Pakistan views.

In terms of global accessibility, the TV station expanded its reach to Europe in 2008 through the Hot Bird 13°E satellite, a presence maintained until 2021. Currently, the channel is exclusively available on Yahsat 1A 52.5°E satellite, ensuring reception within Afghanistan. Additionally, Payam-E-Afghan TV provides live streaming on its official website and maintains an active presence on YouTube, offering a diverse array of content to its audience.

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  • Created at : 2024-01-10
  • Last updated : 2024-02-22
  • Language : Persian
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