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Eritrean Television
EritTV Logo.png
Launched January 1993
Owned by Public
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan Serving the Truth
Country Eritrea
Language Tigrigna, Tigre, English, Arabic
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Asmara, Eritrea
Intelsat 8 12726 H 28066 3/4
Express AM22 12743 H 2170 3/4
Arabsat 5A 10832 V 2780 5/6
Badr-6 11938 V 27500 3/4
Nilesat 201 11727 V 27500 3/4
Hot Bird 8 11727 V 27500 3/4
Galaxy 19 11991 V 22000 3/4

Eri-TV is a state-owned Eritrean television network. Headquartered in the nation's capital Asmara, it broadcasts 24 hours a day. The station offers around-the-clock news bulletins, talk shows, and cultural and educational programs. Eri-TV has a large viewership base outside of Eritrea, which the state-run channel acknowledges and utilizes to communicate with Eritreans living abroad. The network has an estimated 1–2 million weekly viewers. Eri-TV recognizes Eritrean Minority Culture and has largely adopted an equal time share between each of the country's spoken languages. Eri-TV is governed and funded by the Eritrean Ministry of Information.


Eri-TV 1[edit]

Eri-TV 1 broadcasts internationally via satellite along with its sister radio station, Dimtsi Hafash. Broadcasts on the channel are typically either news, music videos or dramas. It also airs both domestic and international films.

The station broadcasts mostly in Tigrinya, Arabic, English and Tigre. It also airs a few programs in Italian, Amharic and Somali

Eri-TV 3[edit]

Eri-TV 3 is the third channel in Eritrea. It broadcasts national and international sports news.


Eri-TV currently broadcasts via the Egyptian/Saudi Arabia-owned Nilesat 201, Arabsat 5C and Badr 6 satellites. It also transmits through Galaxy 19, Intelsat 8 and Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B satellites.

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