The State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography was created on October 17, 2011, by a decree of the President of Turkmenistan. Previously all TV channels and radio stations came under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Broadcasting of Turkmenistan.
The State Committee oversees seven television channels and four radio stations. It covers all events taking place in Turkmenistan with a particular focus on social and economic changes as well as its success and achievements in various spheres of life, emphasizing the history of the Turkmen people. These productions reflect the unique features of the country’s historical development and showcase Turkmenistan’s national culture including historical monuments which have been entered into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
The seven specifically themed television channels are: