MN25 is the first private, free-to-air nationwide television channel in Mongolia. It has been working efficiently to develop a free flow of news and reinforce democracy in the country.
It was founded by AE and JAAG companies, and co-established by Sh. Otgonbileg, Ts. Baldorj, L. Jargalsaikhan, Z. Altai, A. Avirmed, D. Galsanjargal on 18 March 1996.
Today, MN25’s television programmes are aired and watched by 1.5 million Mongolians throughout the country. It reaches 60 percent of the population in Mongolia. It aspires to create a new image in Mongolian TV journalism and appreciates its audience for their support.
• On 25 September 1996: Mongolia’s first independent channel MN25 started broadcasting at 7 p.m.
• On 22 January 1999: In collaboration with the American WorldNet Television, MN25 aired an one-hour live video interview between the former US Secretary of State James Baker and Mongolian parliamentarians.
• On 11 May 2000: MN25 started transmitting on the 10th channel of the metric wave.
• On 15 September 2005: MN25 started broadcasting nationwide through American IntelSat satellite system.
• MN25 has won many awards, among them are Goo Marai Awards in 1997 and 1998; Mongolian Journalist Association Best TV 2003; Next Stop Grand Prix 2003; Free Press Prize 2004; Customer’s Trust TV 2005 and Mongolian Journalist Association Prize 2006.