Launched in 2005 by Mr. Ehsan Bayat, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Telephone Systems International, ARIANA Television (ATN) and Radio Ariana 93.5 are the largest private media channels in Afghanistan, covering 33 of 34 provinces and reaching over 20,000,000 Afghans. Focusing on information, content and entertainment that rekindles Afghanistan’s traditions and culture, ATN’s programming places particular emphasis on education, health, children's programming, women's and world issues, and we take great pride in broadcasting accurate, unbiased news to the audience as events occur.
Ariana’s goal since launch has been one of inclusion and education, providing a “Window for a Better Tomorrow”. We expose our radio and television audiences to the best of international arts & culture from around the world, and expand opportunities for local writers, producers, actors, and directors within Afghan communities. Along with our sister company – Afghan Wireless Communication Company – and the Bayat Family Foundation, we employ and train more than 4,000 Afghans throughout the country and we are proud to have Afghans building and broadcasting ATN / Ariana 93.5 for all of Afghanistan.