Radio and Television of Slovakia

Radio and Television of Slovakia (Slovak: Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska) or RTVS is a nationwide public broadcasting, state-funded organisation in Slovakia. It is headquartered in Bratislava and led by Jaroslav Rezník.[2][3]

Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska
TypeTerrestrial radio and
OwnerGovernment of Slovakia
Key people
PhDr. Jaroslav Rezník
Established1 January 2011 (2011-01-01)[1]
Official website

The organization in its current form was created in 2011 following a merger of Slovenská televízia (Slovak Television) with Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio).[1] Funding for the combined organisation is obtained through advertising, government payments, and a monthly fee levied on most individuals registered with electricity retailers and most businesses containing three or more employees.[4][5]

Like its two predecessor organizations, RTVS is a full member of the European Broadcasting Union.

Radio channels

There are 5 FM radio stations:

  • SRo1 :Rádio Slovensko
  • SRo2 :Rádio Regina
  • SRo3 :Rádio Devín
  • SRo4 :Rádio FM
  • SRo5 :Rádio Patria

Via Satellite, DVB-T and Internet

It also has digital-only stations:

  • SRo7 :Rádio Pyramida (classical music)
  • SRo8 :Rádio Litera (radio, stage drama and literary profiles)
  • SRo9 :Rádio Junior (for children up to the age of 10)

Rádio Regina is separated into the three regions of Rádio Regina Bratislava, Rádio Regina Banská Bystrica, and Rádio Regina Košice.

The output of Rádio Patria, which went on air in 2009, broadcasting from 06:00 until 18:00, is in the Hungarian language, as a service for Slovakia's largest ethnic minority group living predominantly in the southern districts bordering Hungary.

Television channels

There are 2 national television channels.


  • :1 (Jednotka) is a generalist channel, showing family-oriented television, Slovak movies, children's programming, news and documentaries. Major sporting events on club and international level are also broadcast.
  • :2 (Dvojka) broadcasts documentaries and nature-oriented shows such as documentary films by David Attenborough. This channel also frequently shows foreign films in the original versions with Slovak subtitles, including many English-language movies. Minor sporting events are broadcast.


  • :3 (Trojka) will be launched on 22 December 2019 and it will focus on archive programming. Earlier, between 2008 and 2011 STV 3 broadcast sporting events only. Before and after being operational, its agenda was split between Jednotka and Dvojka.

See also


  1. Balogová, Beata (10 January 2011). "RTVS arrives; Nižňanský leaves". The Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. "Organizačná štruktúra | Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska" (in Slovak). Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "EBU-UER / New chief executive appointed to Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)". European Broadcasting Union. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. "Štatút Rozhlasu a televízie Slovenska" (in Slovak). Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska. 2011. pp. 9–10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  5. Juraj Polak (2013). "Slovakia : Reinstatement of Broadcasting Fee". European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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