|Type||Broadcast radio, television and online|
|Owner||Government of Egypt|
|Launch date||July 1960|
The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU), Arabic: اتحاد الاذاعة و التليفزيون المصري Ittihād al-Idhā‘ah wal-Tilīfizyūn al-Miṣrī), formerly the Arab Radio and Television Union, is the public broadcaster of Egypt, operated by the Egyptian government. It is a member of the European Broadcasting Union.
Egyptian television began broadcasting six hours daily on July 21, 1960.
On August 13, 1970 a new decree established the Arab Radio and Television Union, and created four distinct sectors: radio, television, engineering, and finance, each of which had a chairman who reported directly to the Minister of Information.
Already in 1950 its predecessor the Egyptian State Broadcasting was one of the founding members of the European Broadcasting Union in 1950. After the admittance of the Israel Broadcasting Service in 1958, it cancelled its active memberships, as did the Syrian Broadcasting Services. It was readmitted as an active member 1 January 1985.
The name of the Union was changed to the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, the name by which it is still known. Today, its total daily broadcast time on its various channels amounts to 490 hours.
Television Networks of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union
- Channel 1
- Channel 2
- Channel Egypt
Mahrosa television Network
There are six state-owned broadcast and satellite channels in Egypt:
- Six regional channels, each providing specialized services for a number of governorates:
- Cairo channel: broadcasting from Cairo and covering Greater Cairo governorates, i.e. Al Qahirah, Al Jizah and Al Qalyubiyah.
- Canal Channel: broadcasting from Ismailia and covering Suez Canal governorates, i.e. Al Isma'iliyah, As Suways and Bur Sa'id.
- Alexandria Channel: broadcasting from Alexandria and covering Al Iskandariyah, Al Buhayrah, and parts of Matruh.
- Delta Channel: broadcasting from Tanta and covering Central Delta governorates, i.e. Al Gharbiyah, Al Minufiyah, Ad Daqahliyah, Kafr ash Shaykh and Dimyat.
- Upper Channel:broadcasting from Al Minya city and covering Northern Upper Egypt governorates, i.e. Al Minya, Al Fayyum, Bani Suwayf and Assuit.
- Thebes Channel: broadcasting from Aswan and covering Southern Upper Egypt governorates, i.e. Suhag, Qina, Al Uqsur and Aswan.
Nile Television Network
Specialchannelized channels include:
- Al Nile.
- Nile Drama channel specialized in Drama, mainly movies and TV series.
- Nile Variety channel specialized in various forms of entertainment mainly concerts, music videos, contests and some talk shows.
- Nile Culture channel.
- Nile Sports channel.
- Tanweer channel
- Nile Family channel.
- Nile Comedy channel.
- Nile Educational channels, several channels for primary, preparatory, secondary, medical and language education.
- Official website(Arabic)