Sansad TV


Sansad TV is an Indian government television channel, which broadcasts the programming of the two Houses of Indian Parliament and other public affairs programming. It was formed in March 2021 by amalgamating the existing house channels, Lok Sabha TV and the Rajya Sabha TV, although separate satellite channels are broadcast for each House.[1]

Sansad TV
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Broadcast areaWorldwide
Headquarters23, Mahadev Road, Behind Akashvani Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Language(s)Hindi, English
OwnerGovernment of India
Key peopleRavi Capoor
FoundedMarch 2021
Launched15 September 2021
ReplacedLok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV
WebcastSansad TV

Provisionally, the channel will have about 35 themes on which programmes will be aired, and the programmes will be similar, but in two languages: Hindi and English. The channel was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu and Speaker of Lok Sabha Om Birla on 15 September 2021.[2][3][4] The TV Channel has experts from diverse fields as guest anchors for some flagship programmes and include Bibek Debroy, Karan Singh, Amitabh Kant, Shashi Tharoor, Vikas Swarup, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Hemant Batra, Maroof Raza and Sanjeev Sanyal.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]


Ravi Capoor, a retired IAS officer, was appointed as the CEO of the channel on 1 March 2021. "During the intersession period and beyond the working hours of Parliament, both will telecast common content to a large extent. The LSTV platform would telecast programmes in Hindi, while RSTV would do so in English. The two language variants, it was felt, enables better branding and increased viewership," a top official said. "The attempt is to go beyond the proceedings of the Houses and show the functioning of Parliament and parliamentarians when the House is not in session."[14][15][16][17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha TV Merged To Create SANSAD TV". All India, Press Trust of India. 3 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  2. ^ Bureau, ABP News (15 September 2021). "Sansad TV Launched: PM Modi, VP Naidu, Om Birla Inaugurate New Govt Channel - Details Here".
  3. ^ "PM नरेंद्र मोदी 15 सितंबर को लॉन्‍च करेंगे 'संसद टीवी', अब यहां आसानी से देख सकेंगे सदन की कार्यवाही". Zee Business.
  4. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Netas turn hosts, Sansad TV goes on air today". Tribuneindia News Service.
  5. ^ Service, Tribune News. "All set for Sansad TV launch; Karan Singh, Tharoor, Kant, Sanyal to host special shows". Tribuneindia News Service.
  6. ^ "PM Narendra Modi to launch Sansad TV on September 15: Report". Press Trust of India. 10 September 2021 – via Business Standard.
  7. ^ "PM Modi to launch Sansad TV on September 15 - ET BrandEquity".
  8. ^ "संसद टीवी : 15 सितंबर को प्रधानमंत्री मोदी करेंगे नए चैनल का शुभारंभ, लोकसभा व राज्यसभा टीवी का हुआ इसमें विलय". Amar Ujala.
  9. ^ "PM Modi to launch Sansad TV on September 15, say sources | India News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Sansad TV on Sept 15: Report". Business Today.
  11. ^ "When will Sansad TV go live? Why Parliament proceedings need a channel to be aired instead of LS and RS TV?". Firstpost. 15 September 2021.
  12. ^ "PM Modi to launch Sansad TV on 15 Sept: Report". mint. 13 September 2021.
  13. ^ SansadTV [@sansad_tv] (7 October 2021). "Former Diplomat & author @VikasSwarup demystifies foreign policy in a brand new show that gives the Indian perspective on international diplomacy in 'Diplomatic Dispatch' only on #SansadTV @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy @DrSJaishankar @abagchimea @harshvshringla #DiplomatDispatch" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2022 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Venugopal, Vasudha. "Sansad TV to have shows on 35 themes and prime-time 'democracy' news bulletin". The Economic Times. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  15. ^ Nair, Sobhana K. (24 June 2020). "Process to merge Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TVs into Sansad TV in final stages". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Sansad TV, the integrated product of LSTV, RSTV, to be 'more focused and content-driven'". The Indian Express. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  17. ^ "'Sansad TV' that integrates functioning of LSTV, RSTV, to have English, Hindi variants". Deccan Herald. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Sansad TV Official Website