|Type||Broadcast radio, television and online|
|Owner||Government of Egypt|
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 21 July 1960.
In 1971 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. 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.
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.
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
Specialized channels include:
- Al Nile
- Nile Culture channel
- Nile Comedy channel
- Nile Drama channel, specialized in Drama, mainly movies and TV series.
- Nile Educational channels, several channels for primary, preparatory, secondary, medical and language education.
- Nile Family channel
- Nile Sports channel
- Nile Variety channel, specialized in various forms of entertainment mainly concerts, music videos, contests and some talk shows.
- Tanweer channel
- Hussein Amin. "Strengthening the Rule of Law and Integrity in the Arab World" (PDF). Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- Official website (Arabic)