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.
|Type||Terrestrial radio and |
|Owner||Government of Slovakia|
|PhDr. Jaroslav Rezník|
|Established||1 January 2011|
The organization in its current form was created in 2011 following a merger of Slovenská televízia (Slovak Television) with Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio). 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.
Like its two predecessor organizations, RTVS is a full member of the European Broadcasting Union.
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)
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.
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.
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