Rajya Sabha TV

Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) is a cable television network channel owned and operated by Rajya Sabha that covers the proceedings of Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of the Parliament of India).[1] Apart from telecasting live coverage of Rajya Sabha proceedings, RSTV also brings incisive analysis of parliamentary affairs.[2] While focusing on current national and international affairs, it provides a platform for knowledge-based programmes for the discerning viewer. The channel offers special attention to legislative business undertaken by the Parliament.[3]

Rajya Sabha TV
Launched26 August 2011 (2011-08-26)
Owned byRajya Sabha
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080p, HDTV)
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Headquarters3rd Floor (& 4th Floor), Talkatora Stadium Annexe Building, New Delhi, Delhi (110001), India
Sister channel(s)Lok Sabha TV
d2hChannel 330
Tata SkyChannel 599
DEN NetworksChannel 322
Asianet DigitalChannel 526
Available on all cable providersCheck local listings
Streaming media
Available free to all internet usersrstv.nic.in/live-tv
Youtube Channelwww.youtube.com/user/rajyasabhatv

Conscious of its role as a public broadcaster, RSTV has conceptualised programmes on the basis of the vibrant relationship between the Parliament and the people of India.[4] It aims at providing an objective perspective on national and international affairs to the people.[5] RSTV touches upon all the aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life of the people, while promoting scientific temper among masses.[6]

Currently, the CEO of Rajya Sabha TV is Manoj Pandey.[2]

With a vision to document the story of how the Constitution of India was created, Rajya Sabha TV produced the 10-part TV mini-series Samvidhaan, which was directed by the noted film director Shyam Benegal.[7][8][9][10]


The following is a list of programmes which are telecast on Rajya Sabha TV:

  • vishesh:daily (mon-fri-7:30 pm) program in Hindi Which provides details related to particular current topic, its history and similar events. It mostly covers topics from environment, history, personalities and government agenda.

Main Bhi Bharat : It's the only programme in the history of Indian TV channels which talks about the tribes of India.

  • Desh Deshantar: daily (Mon-Fri) program in Hindi which features discussion on one topic of current national or international importance
  • Virasat: A biopic series on the life and work of eminent personalities in the field of art, literature, culture and film
  • Guftagoo: weekly; conversation with eminent personalities in the fields of culture and music
  • Indian Standard Time: weekly; an interview show with visiting foreign dignitaries and intellectuals
  • India's World: weekly; discussion on world affairs with diplomats and analysts
  • Media Manthan: weekly; panel discussion on the state of the media
  • Policy Watch: weekly; a show featuring discussion of national economic policies
  • Samvidhaan: show about making of Constitution of India in film format
  • Sarokaar: weekly; audience-based panel discussion on current issues
  • Shakhsiyat: weekly; conversation with eminent personalities in the fields of culture and music
  • Arthniti (Earlier: State of the Economy): weekly; an interview show with key decision makers and analysts regarding the current situation of Economy.
  • Big Picture: daily (Mon-Fri) : depth analysis of national and international issue with eminent panel.
  • sara jahan:weekend program(sat-sun:9.pm):covers all the international highlights which makes news through out the week.
  • Security scan :- a programme of discussion on defence equipments by a panel.

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