Jordan Radio and Television Corporation
|Type||Broadcast radio, television and online|
|Owner||Government of Jordan|
|Ramadan Al-Rawashdeh (General Director)|
Jordan's first radio broadcasts were received from other countries in the Middle East. Initially known as Transjordan, it did not adopt a radio service of its own until 1948. Radio Jordan first broadcast in 1956. Today it broadcasts a 24-hour Arabic service, as well as an English language service for 21 hours per day and a French language service for 13 hours per day.
JTV was admitted as a full active member of the European Broadcasting Union in 1970. The following years witnessed several milestones for JTV. In 1972, it became the first station in the region to operate a second channel, Channel 2, which specialised in foreign programmes, including a news bulletin in English. In 1974, JTV started transmission in full colours using the PAL-B system, and in 1975, transmission was expanded to cover the entire Kingdom. The first face of JTV was Ghada Haddadin, who later acted as the anchor for English news. From 1987, Hala Kharouba served as the host of the English channel. Along with the English programmes on Channel 2, JTV started transmission of French news bulletins and programmes in 1978.
In 1985, Jordan Radio and Jordan Television merged to form Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV).
In 1993, the Jordan Satellite Channel was launched and in 1998, a third channel was launched, Channel 3, which was devoted to transmitting the Parliamentary sessions and local and international sports.
In January 2001, the corporation underwent major restructuring. Programmes of Channel 1 and 2 were combined in one main channel. Channel 2 specialised in sports, while Channel 3 was operated in cooperation with the private sector, on the basis of two transmission periods: the morning and afternoon "Cartoon Channel" and the evening "Jordan Movie Channel".
Al-Urdunniyya can be viewed through live streaming online at jrtv.jo
Mission, values and goals
Mission To provide meaningful national information devoted to freedom of expression and opinion within an atmosphere based on independent and responsible expressions of all classes and sectors of the nation
- Provide a radio and television broadcast that covers Jordan.
- Spread Jordan's message to the globe.
- Coverage of national events and news to all concerned citizens.
- Promote dialogue and confirmation of opinions.
- Loyalty: to the country and the king.
- Neutrality: not to adopt a view over another.
- Transparency: clarity of procedures and processes.