Rajya Sabha Television (RSTV) has come into being as a 24*7 parliamentary TV channel fully owned and operated by the Upper House of Parliament of India i.e. Rajya Sabha. The channel is aimed at providing in-depth coverage and analysis of parliamentary affairs especially the functioning of and developments related to Rajya Sabha. During sessions of Parliament, apart from telecasting live coverage of the proceedings of Rajya Sabha, RSTV presents incisive analysis of the proceedings of the House as well as other day-to-day parliamentary events and developments. While focusing its attention on current national and international affairs, RSTV also provides a platform for telecasting information and knowledge based programmes for its discernible viewers. Simultaneous webcast of the channel is available on the homepage of Rajya Sabha i.e. www.rajyasabha.nic.in, RSTV i.e. www.rstv.nic.in as well as You Tube
The channel has endeavored, for the first time in India, to offer deeper insights into the functioning of Parliamentary Committees to the general public. Moreover, it focuses special attention on the legislative bills upcoming as well as the ones under consideration of the Parliament. RSTV intends to cover several other aspects of the functioning of Parliament of India with special focus on Rajya Sabha for the benefit of its viewers as it evolves in the days to come.
Conscious of its role as a responsible and responsive public broadcaster, RSTV has conceptualized its programmes and shows on the basis of a vibrant relationship between the Parliament and the people that exists in the largest democracy of the world. As a matter of fact it seeks to act as a bridge between the elected and the electors. Simultaneously, it is also aimed at providing an objective perspective on national and international affairs to the people. On the one hand, it tries to touch upon almost all the aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life of the people and on the other it makes a sincere attempt at projecting the diversity and vibrancy of Indian society through its programmes and shows based on art and culture