WatanRTV was granted of a Radio-TV license from Afghanistan National Radio Television and National Independent Broadcasting Commission in 2009. WatanRTV was on test broadcast, and commercial operations started on December 22, 2009. A brand-new television and radio broadcasting network was born – Watan Radio Television, doing business under the trade name WatanRTV.
The slogan "Watan” means homeland, the land of Afghan. A landlocked and mountainous country, the 41st largest nation in the world witnessed military conquest and experienced a continuous state of war and major occupation in the late 70’s.
WatanRTV prime occurrence is to play a great role enhancing the capability to fulfill its mission as a medium of education and information and spread the benefits of knowledge thru Radio and Television, the people’s right to know and their participation.