Radio and Television Slovakia
|Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska|
|Type||Broadcast radio and
|Owner||Government of Slovakia|
|Established||1 January 2011|
Radio and Television Slovakia (Slovak: Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska) or RTVS is a state-owned nationwide public broadcasting organization in Slovakia. It is headquartered in Bratislava and led by Václav Mika.
The organization was created in 2011 following a merger of Slovenská televízia (Slovak Television) with Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio). Funding for the combined organization 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:
Via Satellite, DVB-T and Internet
It also has digital-only stations:
- SRo7 :Rádio Klasika (classical music)
- SRo8 :Rádio Litera (drama)
- SRo9 :Rádio Junior (for children up to age 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 ethic minority group living predominantly in the southern districts bordering Hungary.
There are 2 national television channels. At one point, there were 3 channels:
- STV1 Jednotka (One)
- STV2 Dvojka (Two)
- STV3 Trojka (Three), focused mostly on sport, shut down in 2011.
- Balogová, Beata (10 January 2011). "RTVS arrives; Nižňanský leaves". The Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Organizačná štruktúra | Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska" (in Slovak). Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "EBU-UER / New chief executive appointed to Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)". European Broadcasting Union. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Štatút Rozhlasu a televízie Slovenska" (PDF) (in Slovak). Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska. 2011. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- Juraj Polak (2013). "Slovakia : Reinstatement of Broadcasting Fee". European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
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