TVR Cultural

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TVR Cultural
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Launched March 2002
Closed 15 September 2012
Owned by Televiziunea Română
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Audience share 0.2% (Dec 2008, [1])
Country Romania
Formerly called Cultural
Sister channel(s) TVR1, TVR2, TVR3, TVR Info, TVRi, TVR HD
Website http://www.tvr.ro/tvr_cultural.php (defunct)
Availability
Terrestrial
Satellite
EUTELSAT W2/16° EST. Transponder D1; Reception Frequency: 11.471 MHz, polarity: verticală; SR: 29,950 Msymbol/sec; FEC: 3/4
Cable
UPC Romania Channel 21 (digital with DVR)
Channel 12 (digital)

TVR Cultural was the cultural channel of Romania's government-funded television network Televiziunea Română.It provided cultural news, documentaries about the arts, as well as various shows, musicals and theatrical pieces. It was closed in September 2012.

History[edit]

TVR Cultural began transmission in 2002. It was built after the model of the Franco-German TV channel Arte, and other European channels, that promote programming in the areas of culture and the arts.

Stop broadcasting[edit]

Due to the financial crisis in which Romanian Television is immersed,[2] Claudiu Saftoiu, president of TVR,[3] decided to stop broadcasting in the summer of 2012. There is growing criticism [4][5][6] of this decision, which comes at a time when other public broadcasters in the Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland’s Telewizja Polska and the Czech Republic’s Česká televize, "are planning to add to their channel portfolios" .[7]


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