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When TV Came to Bhutan

Although television had been banned in Bhutan for decades, in June 1999 the tiny Himalayan kingdom finally broadcast its first TV programme.

There was a ban on television in Bhutan for decades because of fears it would ruin the country's traditional way of life. But in June 1999 the tiny Himalayan kingdom finally broadcast its first TV programme. Ashley Byrne has spoken to two people who remember the day well

Photo: The capital of Bhutan,Thimpu)

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Mon 13 Jun 2016 07:50GMT

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