‘Tolo’ means sunrise or dawn in Dari and Pashto, and symbolises the beginning of a new era for Afghans.
Tolo TV was launched in October 2004, becoming one of the first commercial television stations to operate in Afghanistan and laying the foundations for an accessible media outlet offering local and international news, sports, a current affair, movies, comedy, serials, documentaries, music, children’s programming, lifestyle and entertainment shows. Tolo TV was first launched in Kabul but as at November 2007, has broadcasts in 14 cities in Afghanistan on free-to-air and throughout the region by satellite.
Tolo TV intends to excite, engage and motivate Afghans through
dynamic programming which is reflective of the population’s needs and
After years of war, oppression and destruction, the Afghans are
ready to move on. Tolo aims to assist this effort by providing content
which will educate, Inform, entertain and inspire all Afghans.