Public Establishment of Television

Public Establishment of Television (Arabic: المؤسّسة العمومية للتلفزيون, French: Établissement public de télévision French pronunciation), abbreviated as EPTV, is a state-owned company that manages the activity of television in Algeria, going from production to broadcasting.

Établissement public de télévision (EPTV)
National Establishment of Television (ENTV, 1986–1991)
Établissement public à caractère industriel et commercial (EPIC)
PredecessorAlgerian Radio and Television Broadcasting (RTA, 1962–1986)
  • December 1956 (1956-12) (as RTF Télévision Alger)
  • 28 October 1962 (1962-10-28) (as RTA)
  • 1 July 1986 (1986-07-01) (as ENTV)
  • 24 April 1991 (1991-04-24) (as EPTV)
Headquarters21 Martyrs Boulevard, PB 148 El Mouradia, ,
Areas served
Key people
  • Abdou Benziane (1990–1992, 1993–1994)
  • Habib Chawki Hamraoui (1998–2008)
  • Abdelkader Leulmi (2008–2012)
  • Tewfik Khelladi (2012–present)
OwnerGovernment of Algeria
ParentRadiodiffusion-Télévision Française (1956–1962)
DivisionsSee complete list
Standard Arabic
Abjadالمُؤٙسّٙسٙة العُمُومِيّٙة لِلتِّلِفِزْيُون
RomanizationAl-Mu’assasa al-‘Umūmiyya li-t-Tilivizyūn
FrenchÉtablissement public de télévision

It is the oldest broadcasting service in the country. It currently operates an eponymous television network Télévision Algérienne, four television channels – Canal Algérie, A3, Channel 4 and Coran TV, and one channel for technical tests – EPTV Feed.

EPTV is an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU). It is also a shareholder in Euronews SA.

Network and Programmes

Télévision Algérienne

Algerian Television (in Arabic: التلفزيون الجزائري, in French: Télévision Algérienne), is the first Algerian general public network of Public Establishment of Television group (EPTV in French), has started to broadcast its programs on 24 December 1956 during the French colonial period in Algeria. It is one of the most important television channels in Algeria. It produces entertainment and variety programs, in addition to several Algerian series and films.

Canal Algérie

EPTV was the only television channel until 1994, when French-speaking Canal Algérie was created.
Canal Algérie is available in Europe on Eutelsat[1] satellite service (Hotbird and Astra).
It is also available on French Numericable and Monaco MC Cable cable television services.

Algérie 3

On 5 July 2001, EPTV launched a new Arabic language channel for the Arab world to give an institutional image of Algeria. On 28 October 2015, the channel has started broadcasting its programs in HD.[2]

Tamazight TV (channel4)

On 17 March 2009, EPTV launched a new Berber language channel called Tamazight TV, also referred to as Algérie 4.[3] The channel offers programs in Kabyle, Chaoui, Tumzabt, Chenoui and Tuareg.[4]

Coran TV 5

On 17 March 2009, EPTV launched a new Religious channel called Coran TV, also referred to as Algérie 5.[5]

Further reading

  • Mostefaoui, Belkacem (1996). "Évolution de la grille de la télévision algérienne de 1978 à 1994. Aspects d'une politique de programmation en crise". Revue Tiers Monde (in French). Armand Colin. 37 (146): 305–314. doi:10.3406/tiers.1996.5102.
  • Boucherit, Aziza (1988). "Complexités linguistiques des programmes à la télévision algérienne. Essai d'analyse d'une production locale". Revue de l'Occident musulman et de la Méditerranée (in French). Édisud. 47 (1): 35–46. doi:10.3406/remmm.1988.2208.
  • Cheurfi, Adel (2010). "Radio et télévision : histoire d'un monopole". La presse algérienne : génèse, conflits et défis (in French). Casbah Éditions: 89–148.

See also


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on October 8, 2008. Retrieved August 30, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "La télévision publique A3 passe en HD". L'Expression. Amira Soltane. December 6, 2015. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016.
  3. "Lancement des chaînes IV (tamazight) et V (Coran)". Archived from the original on October 18, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  4. "Lancement de la chaîne de télévision en langue amazigh - Algérie360". | Information et Actualité sur l'Algérie (in French). March 30, 2009. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  5. "TÉLÉVISION-Lancement de la chaîne du Coran et celle en tamazight".
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