08/12/2016 9:00 AM IST | Updated 08/12/2016 9:24 AM IST

Kashmiri Youth Introduces First Android App Based TV Station

Tariq Bhat has started Asia News Network which can be live streamed through an app.

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NEW DELHI -- Mobile technology in Kashmir is witnessing innovative developments courtesy Tariq Bhat a young man who has come up with a mobile television station namely Asia News Network for the region.

Mobile services were started in the Kashmir Valley only in 2003.

The app is available on Google Play Store and has been downloaded over 79,000 times.

The mobile TV is currently being manned by a small team of eight members and has already made a name for itself in and outside Kashmir.

The mobile TV station is being operated from Srinagar and transmits programs in Kashmiri English, Hindi and Urdu.

The network shows a variety of multi-lingual programs and songs, including news, current affairs, and entertainment programs.

Bhat holds a degree in mass communications.

To his credit, Bhat also started the state's first online radio app - City FM JK - complete with a catch line Panun Radio, Panun Style (Our Radio, Our style) which brought him accolades and won him the spot light in national and international media