You can visit the website durame.com to watch live Ethiopian television (ETV). Once on the site, on the right-hand side of the homepage, type the words “Ethiopian television Live” on the search box and click the Search button. To stream the channel online, you can select the option ETV LIVE!-Ethiopia television online. Viewers can also watch other Ethiopian channels, such as Amharic TV, by searching them at durame.com.
The Ethiopian government owns the ETV channel, as of 2015. Haile Selassie introduced the channel to the country in 1964, during his administration. As reported on the website, the leader spearheaded the introduction of the channel to maximize the cultural development of the Ethiopians. Statistics show that the government spent $600,000 to establish it. The government spends an annual maintenance cost of $480,000.
ETV broadcasts in various languages: English, French, Somali, Arabic, Amharic, Tigrigna, Afar and Afaan Oromo. "Ethiopian Idol," similar to "American Idol," is one of the major programs shown on ETV. The channel also broadcasts films, documentaries, news and current events in Ethiopia. For example, the recent report of U.S President Barrack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia is available on the website, as of August 2015.