|Launched||May 18, 2015 |
30 June 2015
|Owned by||Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT)|
|Slogan||Where News Inspires Change.|
|Türksat 3A (Turkey)||11054 V / 30000 / 3/4 (HD)|
|Astra 2G (UK)||11509 V / 23000 / 2/3 (HD)|
|Badr-4 (Middle East)||12073 H / 27500 / 3/4 (HD)|
|Astra 1L (Europe, North Africa)||11538 V / 22000 / 5/6 (HD)|
|Hot Bird 13B (Europe, Middle East, North Africa)||11566 H / 29900 / 3/4 (HD)|
|Eutelsat 7A (Turkey, Europe)||11668 V / 30000 / 5/6 (HD)|
|SES-5 (Africa)||12015 V / 29950 / 5/6 (HD)|
|Eutelsat 8 West B (Middle East)||10971 H / 27500 / 5/6 (HD)|
|Intelsat 21 (Americas)||4144 V / 3720 / 7/8 (HD / C-Band)|
|AsiaSat 7 (Asia)||4100 V / 29720 / 5/6 (HD / C-Band)|
|Foxtel (Australia)||Channel 652 (SD)|
|Freesat||Channel 215 (SD/HD)|
|Sky UK (UK & Ireland)||Channel 516 (SD/HD) |
Channel 881 (SD)
|Macau Cable TV||Channel 97|
|APSFL (Andhra pradesh)||Channel 600 (HD)|
|Net TV (Nepal)||Channel 201 (HD)|
TRT World is a Turkish state international news channel broadcast 24-hours per day in English. The news channel is based in Istanbul. It provides worldwide news and current affairs focusing on Turkey, Europe and Western Asia. In addition to its Istanbul headquarters, TRT World has broadcast centres in Washington D.C., London, and Singapore.
In addition to those listed below, TRT World runs various once-off documentaries. Current programmes on the channel are:
A daily sport show
A daily finance programme hosted by Azhar Sukri, featuring TRT World's Editor at Large, Craig Copetas with in-depth reports and analysis,
Hosted by David Foster. Roundtable is a discussion programme where guests debate the news.
A daily arts and culture show.
The Newsmakers, hosted by Imran Garda is TRT World’s flagship current affairs programme, featuring reports and interviews.
A monthly documentary series filmed globally. Compass is an exploration of issues through art, culture and creativity.
In 2017. TRT World was awarded 2 awards in the Google developer challenge for the News Quiz app designed for Google home devices.
In 2018 TRT World was nominated in 5 categories at the Drum Online Media Awards
Since TRT World is a state broadcaster run by the Turkish government, some western commentators have argued that it is a "propaganda" channel aimed at persuading foreign viewers to be more amenable to the Turkish government.
Following the 2016 Turkish coup attempt, some journalists who had recently joined the company resigned. One of those who resigned said: “I no longer hold out any hope that this channel will become what I wanted it to become (...) After the coup, it became very apparent that the channel had no intention of actually covering it properly, in a professional, international broadcast standard." The managing editor at the time said that he "never received a phone call from Ankara trying to frame the broadcast or give them talking points."