Gali Kurdistan Sat TV
Erbilia Online Magazine - Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Gali Kurdistan Sat TV


Gali Kurdistan is a popular Kurdish satellite TV channel whose name means “People of Kurdistan” and was launched in 2008. Its programs are broadcast mainly in the Kurdish language and the channel is based in the city of Sulaymaniyah. It is owned and run by the PUK – the political party of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the north of Iraq.

Accurate and Detailed Information

Gali Kurdistan is a channel that shows mostly local, regional and international news and current affairs, different talk shows with views and analyses of the main political and social events. The channel has excellent journalists, reporters and commentators who make it the leading information provider in the Kurdish Region. Apart from news, Gali Kurdistan Sat TV offers various entertainment programs, such as films and shows along with various documentaries, music and cultural programs. Moreover, sports fans can always have the chance to watch some of the most important local and international football and basketball matches as well as several other interesting sporting events.

Gali Kurdistan has become quite popular with viewers in the whole of the Kurdistan Region as well as with viewers in several parts of the rest of the Middle East and the Arab world who can watch it live via satellite or live streaming on their computers or their mobile devices. It is also watched by Kurds of the Diaspora in several other countries who are interested in learning detailed political developments and news reports concerning the ISIS militant insurgency in Iraq and Syria.

Recognition of Efforts and Hard Work

On the Channel’s 7th anniversary in June 2014, Mr. Kosrat Rasul Ali, the Deputy General Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, sent a congratulatory letter to the director and all the staff of Gali Kurdistan Sat TV to express his satisfaction on the success of the channel. The letter also mentioned how important accurate information is for the PUK and encouraged everyone working for the channel to continue their efforts and be even more successful in the future.

A Favorable Media Law

Since 2008, when the Kurdistan Regional Government passed a liberal law concerning the media in the region, a large number of media outlets have been established. The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), both have their own newspapers, radios and TV stations. Despite the fact that the Internet users in the Kurdistan Region have significantly increased in the last decade, especially among young people, television is the medium that remains the main source of information and entertainment in Kurdistan. You can also read about Kurdistan TV on our Erbilia Online Magazine.

Useful Information

Gali Kurdistan TV transmits on Hot Bird 13D 11200 V 27500 5/6 and on Eutelsat 7 West A 10891 H 27500 3/4. You can visit its website at, but all the information there is only in the Kurdish language. If you want to contact them you can send them an email at or call them on +964 533206064.