Radio and Television Slovakia

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Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska
Type Broadcast radio and
television
Country Slovakia
Headquarters Bratislava
Owner Government of Slovakia
Key people
Václav Mika
Established 1 January 2011; 3 years ago (2011-01-01)[1]
Official website
www.rtvs.sk
www.rtvs.org

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.[2][3]

The organization was created in 2011 following a merger of Slovenská televízia (Slovak Television) with Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio).[1] 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.[4][5]

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

Radio channels[edit]

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)

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 ethic minority group living predominantly in the southern districts bordering Hungary.

Television channels[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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" (PDF) (in Slovak). Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska. 2011. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Juraj Polak (2013). "Slovakia : Reinstatement of Broadcasting Fee". European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 48°09′25″N 17°04′19″E / 48.157°N 17.072°E / 48.157; 17.072