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DIRECTV 2183/972                  
DISH NETWORK 8077/8084                  
VERIZON FIOS
DC | MD | VA 451 456 458 455 457 452 453 454    
DIGITAL BROADCAST
DC | MD | VA 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10
CABLE (per county/provider)
D.C.
COMCAST 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
RCN 30 35 37 34 36 31 32 33    
MD
COMCAST - Charles Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Montgomery Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
RCN - Montgomery Co. 30 35 37 34 36 31 32 33    
COMCAST - Prince George's Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Andrew AFB 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
VA
COMCAST - Alexandria 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Arlington Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Culpeper Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COX - Fairfax Co. 470 475 477 474 476 471 472 473    
RCN - Falls Church 30 35 37 34 36 31 32 33    
COMCAST - Fauquier Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COX - Fredericksburg 470 475 477 474 476 471 472 473    
COMCAST - Fredericksburg 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Leesburg/ Loudoun Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Prince William Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Reston 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Spotsylvania Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
COMCAST - Stafford Co. 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280

The United States of America, especially Washington, DC area is very cosmopolitan, with people from almost every nation in the world. Most of these international communities have their own television programs that promote their nation, culture and report the news of their country. However, until 1997 there was no Nepali television program in abroad.

As we all know, Nepal is a small country, not very many people in the worlds know about Nepal. Many people think that Nepal is a part of India; they also think that the Mt. Everest is in India/China and the Lord Buddha was born in India as well. In fact, the Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal and the Mt. Everest is in Nepal, which is why Nepal is known as the rooftop of the world.

By then all people from Nepal who were living in America have had almost no way of keeping informed about current events and happening in Nepal and in the Nepali community. It is for these reasons I began producing and airing Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) television program in July of 1997 for the first time in America "Sagarmatha Television", from the nation’s capital of the United States of America, Washington, D. C., the most powerful nation in the world, which is the "The first Nepali television program ever produced and broadcast outside of Nepal, in the Nepalese History".

The goals of Sagarmatha Television are numerous:
  • To introduce Nepal and Nepali culture to the world
  • To promote Nepal & Nepalese culture and the attractions of Nepal to foreigners; motivate them to visit Nepal.
  • To provide information on what is happening in Nepal to the Nepali community to maintain our community's ties with our homeland and keep our culture alive in our memory.
  • To keep the Nepali community informed about various event that are taking place within the Nepalese community in America and around the world