Gakku TV

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Gakku TV (Kazakh: «Гәкку́ ТВ», Russian: «Гакку́ ТВ») — first music channel in Kazakhstan airing only home-produced content.[1]

Gakku TV is aimed to expand Kazakh music and culture and to boost patriotic feelings.

The channel airs on cable and satellite television all over the country.

Gakku TV produces short content, which consists of music programmes, news and entertaining shows in Kazakh and Russian languages.

Up to 400[2] best performances of musicians from the last 30 years are aired daily. The channel provides charge-free rotation of the whole music content.[3]


  • On November 1, 2013 Gakku TV channel is founded by Sanzhar Musstafin,[4] Kazakh producer and head of Musan Group.
  • On September 8, 2014 the first newscast launched.
  • First music video aired on Gakku TV was Otan Ana by Batyrkhan Shukenov
  • On September 13, 2014 Gakku TV held its first annual Gakku Dausy (Voice of Gakku) music festival in Almaty dedicated to the launch of Gakku TV music channel.[5] A total of 200 singers, 57 bands and 75 music concerted items performed on festival.[6] Batyrkhan Shukenov was invited as a special guest of the event.[7] Festival lasted 7 hours.
  • On September 12, 2015 at Astana square in Almaty the second Gakku Dausy music festival launched.[8] 55 performers of Kazakhstan participated the concert that lasted 6 hours.[9] 40 thousand people visited the festival.
  • On September 17, 2016 there was held the third Gakku Dausy music festival dedicated to 1 000th anniversary of Almaty.[10] 90000 people attended the festival.[11] This event was recognized as the biggest show in the history of Gakku Dausy festivals. Concert video uploaded to YouTube reached over 1 000 000 views.[12]
  • On May 18, 2016 in television first Gakku Auendery (Melodies of Gakku) awards ceremony was held at Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall in Astana.[13] The event lasted 2,5 hours.


  • Gakku NEWS — hourly show business, sports and fashion news.
  • An-Gimme (Ән-Gimme) — live chat with celebrities.
  • Derec — music videos with boxed captions about filming process.
  • Backstage — behind the scenes of music videos.
  • Gakku Top 10 — the only public music chart where newcomers and professionals compete for audience votes.
  • Zhauap Ber — question/answer format conversation based on audience questions.
  • Cool Tizbe (Сool Тізбе) — entertaining top-list of showbiz stars.
  • Love Story — Kazakh celebrity couples love stories.
  • Follow Wars — stars respond to social media comments.

Music video blocks

  • #Jap-jana — fresh home-produced music broadcasts. Music video premieres aired with #tusaukeser hastag.
  • #Solo — three consecutive music videos by a single performer.
  • #Ozgeler — collection of alternative music video (rock, indie, folk, synth, etc.)
  • #Yep-yeski — golden collection of old Kazakh music video.
  • #Chak-chak — best new video collection
  • #Altynym-altynym — collection of music videos from last decade.
  • #Hip-hop — video collection from best rappers of Kazakhstan.

Gakku FM

Gakku FM — Kazakh music radio station from Gakku TV producers. Launched on December 1, 2016.

Gakku FM broadcasts only Kazakh content: contemporary music and hot show business, culture and entertainment news.

Regions and frequencies of broadcast

Region Frequency
Aktau 105
Almaty 101,8
Oskemen 106
Shymkent 86.9



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