RTA (the National Radio Television of Afghanistan) is a National channel based in the Capital of Afghanistan, Kabul. The TV channel was launched in 1978, 14 years after RTA was founded.
RTA became famous worldwide when Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a live speech to the world minutes after dozens of insurgents attempted to assassinate him at an Afghan military parade. The assassination attempt was thwarted by the Afghan National Army. The scene of the attempt was also broadcast live to RTA viewers in Afghanistan and picked up by the international media.