Jordan Radio and Television Corporation
Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) is the state broadcaster of Jordan. It was formed in 1985 from the merger of Jordan Radio and Jordan Television.
|Type||Broadcast radio, television and online|
|Owner||Government of Jordan|
|Official website (in Arabic)|
Jordan's first radio broadcasts were received from other countries in the Middle East. Initially known as Transjordan, it did not adopt a radio service of its own until 1948. Radio Jordan first broadcast in 1956. Today it broadcasts a 24-hour Arabic service, as well as an English language service for 21 hours per day and a French language service for 13 hours per day.
JTV was admitted as a full active member of the European Broadcasting Union in 1970. The following years witnessed several milestones for JTV. In 1972, it became the first station in the region to operate a second channel, Channel 2, which specialised in foreign programmes, including a news bulletin in English. In 1974, JTV started transmission in full colours using the PAL-B system, and in 1975, transmission was expanded to cover the entire Kingdom. The first face of JTV was Ghada Haddadin, who later acted as the anchor for English news. From 1987, Hala Kharouba served as the host of the English channel. Along with the English programmes on Channel 2, JTV started transmission of French news bulletins and programmes in 1978.
In 1985, Jordan Radio and Jordan Television merged to form Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV).
In 1993, the Jordan Satellite Channel was launched and in 1998, a third channel was launched, Channel 3, which was devoted to transmitting the Parliamentary sessions and local and international sports.
In January 2001, the corporation underwent major restructuring. Programmes of Channel 1 and 2 were combined in one main channel. Channel 2 specialised in sports, while Channel 3 was operated in cooperation with the private sector, on the basis of two transmission periods: the morning and afternoon "Cartoon Channel" and the evening "Jordan Movie Channel".
Al-Urdunniyya can be viewed through live streaming online at jrtv.jo
Mission, values and goals
- To provide meaningful national information devoted to freedom of expression and opinion within an atmosphere based on independent and responsible expressions of all classes and sectors of the nation
List of programmes
The Adventures of the Black Stallion Airwolf Babylon 5 Blacke's Magic Blue Heelers China Beach Circus The Commish Covington Cross Cosby Mysteries Doctor Who Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman G.P. ER Forever Green Inspector Morse Legend of the Hidden City L.A. Law Madson Miami Vice M.A.N.T.I.S. The New Avengers North of 60 Space Rangers
The Adventures of Mickey and Donald The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin The Adventures of the Bush Patrol Adventures on Rainbow Pond Aladdin Animaniacs The Animals of Farthing Wood Animated Classic Showcase At the Zoo Back to the Future Bananas in Pyjamas Barney & Friends Batman: The Animated Series Beakman's World Beethoven Bill Nye, the Science Guy Blizzard Island Bonkers Bouli (In French) The Boy from Andromeda Budgie the Little Helicopter Bush School Captain Planet and the Planeteers Caroline and Her Friends (In French) Chris Cross Cro The Curiosity Show Deepwater Haven Dennis the Menace Denver, the Last Dinosaur (In French) Dog City Dog House Double Dragon Droopy, Master Detective Elly & Jools Escape from Jupiter The Famous Five Fievel's American Tails Fireman Sam The Flintstones Freakazoid! The Genie From Down Under Ghostwriter Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left Heathcliff (In Arabic) The Huggabug Club Hurricanes Inspector Gadget Iris, The Happy Professor Jim Henson's Animal Show Joshua Jones Jonny Quest Kelly The Legends of Treasure Island Lift Off The Little Mermaid Little Rosey Lucky Luke Mac and Muttley Magic Mountain The Magic School Bus Madeline The Many Dream Journeys of Meme (In French) Masters of the Maze The Mask: Animated Series Mirror, Mirror Moomin Mother Goose and Grimm Mr. Bogus My Favorite Fairy Tales My Secret Identity The New Fred and Barney Show New Kids on the Block The New Three Stooges Noddy in Toyland Noddy's Toyland Adventures Ocean Girl The Odyssey Oscar's Orchestra Ovide and the Gang The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show The Pink Panther Pirates Postman Pat Problem Child Pugwall's Summer Pumpkin Patch Raw Toonage Read Alee Deed Alee ReBoot Richie Rich Road to Avonlea Rotten Ralph Sandokan The Scientific Eye The Secret World of Alex Mack See How They Grow Shelly Duvall's Bedtime Stories The Show with the Mouse Skippy the Bush Kangaroo Sky Trackers Snorks (In French) Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea (In French) Spatz Speed Racer Spiff and Hercules (In French) Square One Television Super Champs Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire TaleSpin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (In French) Time Riders Twinkle the Dream Being Vision On The Wayne Manifesto Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Wish Kid Wishbone The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends The Worst Day of My Life Wowser (In Arabic)
The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Acropolis Now Are You Being Served? Caroline in the City The Cosby Show Dad's Army Dinosaurs Executive Stress Evening Shade Everybody Loves Raymond Family Matters Fawlty Towers The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Friends The Golden Girls Grace Under Fire Hey Dad..! Keeping Up Appearances The Mighty Jungle Mother and Son The Munsters Today The Muppet Show Murphy Brown The Nanny Saved by the Bell The Simpsons Step by Step Suddenly Susan Too Close for Comfort Who's the Boss? Yes, Minister
The Album Show Movies, Games and Videos
- Official website (in Arabic)