Public Broadcasting Services

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see PBS (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Service in the United States or Public Broadcast Service in Barbados.
Public Broadcasting Services of Malta
Type Public Service Broadcaster; Radio and Television
Country Malta
Owner Government of Malta
Former names
Rediffusion Malta, Xandir Malta
Official website
www.tvm.com.mt

Public Broadcasting Services Limited (PBS) is Malta's public broadcasting company. PBS operates TVM, TVM2 television channels and the Radju Malta, Radju Malta 2 and Magic Malta radio stations. PBS is funded by government grants and the sale of commercial airtime. TVM is Malta's most watched television channel, while Magic Malta enjoys huge popularity among local and tourist listeners.

In 1975, PBS (formerly Xandir Malta (XM)) became joint member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) together with the Maltese Broadcasting Authority (MBA). The latter was admitted as a full active member together with Malta Television Service Ltd already in 1970. Since 2003, PBS is the sole Maltese member of EBU.

Prior to Xandir Malta, Rediffusion broadcast television programmes in Malta under the name Malta Television Service Ltd. The service was run by Rediffusion, the London independent broadcaster.

External links[edit]