Watan TV/radio go into full transmission

A new television channel and radio station have launched their normal transmission in the capital Kabul after a year of experimental airing.

Watan TV and radio had been on air since about a year with trial broadcasting.

Now, with official full launching of the normal transmission, the radio and television have 18 hours of broadcasting daily, said Bashir Ahmad Taraki, co-owner of the two media outlets.

He said the radio and TV channel pursued an independent editorial line with programs on current affairs, economic, cultural and entertainment issues.

The radio and TV's coverage area includes Kabul, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Kapisa and Parwan provinces in central Afghanistan.

Taraki said they will soon broadcast on satellite as well.

Visual media has fast developed in the post-Taliban Afghanistan with more than 50 TV channels operating only in Kabul.