What Channels Are Available on Armenian TV?

What Channels Are Available on Armenian TV?

As of 2015, the channels available on Armenian TV are Armenia 1, Armenia 2, Shoghakat TV, Armenia TV, Shant TV, ARMNews, ARTN, Yerkir Media, Kentron, A-TV, Dar 21 and Lime. There are also 30 other regional channels according to the World Wide Internet TV website.

Up until the 1990s the only channel available on Armenian TV was Armenia 1, Armenia's public broadcast channel. Four of the channels, A-TV, Lime, Geghama and Tavush TV, were not established until 2010. Subscription channels are available in most regions. There are also 11 channels available on Internet TV that transmit their programs from Armenia. From 1998 to 2012, 19 Armenian TV channels were shut down.

While most of the channels broadcast news only, Shant TV, the leading commercial broadcast network in Armenia, offers a wide variety of programming. In 2013, ARTN joined the Nielsen Company, making it the only Armenian channel that receives Nielsen ratings, states the Armenian TV website. Due to the increase in migration to North America from the former Soviet Union and Eastern countries, the ARTN network broadcasts its programming all over the United States, Canada and Mexico via satellite TV and has a growing following in Southern California of 2.6 million viewers.