RTP Internacional

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RTP Internacional
RTP Internacional 2016 (Reduced Version).svg
Launched June 10, 1992
Owned by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan Sente Portugal
Feel Portugal
Country Portugal
Broadcast area Europe
North America
South America
Sister channel(s) RTP1
RTP Memória
Website RTPi
DirecTV (Latin America) Channel 778
DStv (South Africa) Channel 501
Dish Network (USA) Channel 9812
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 194
DStv ao Channel 503
Oi TV (Brazil) Channel 190
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 790
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 214
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel 410 (digital CH-D)
Comcast (USA)
Cablevision (USA) Channel 275
Euskaltel (Spain) Channel 958
RCN Cable (USA) Channel 540
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 155
Destiny Cable (Philippines)
Verizon FiOS (USA) Channel 1764
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 801
Bell Fibe TV (Canada) Channel 881
Streaming media
RTP Play http://www.rtp.pt/play/direto/rtpinternacional

RTP Internacional (abbreviated as RTPi) is the international television service of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public broadcaster. It shows a mix of programming from RTP's domestic channels, together with special Contacto programmes aimed at Portuguese migrant communities in Europe, Africa, South America and North America, as well as Macao and East Timor.

It first started broadcasting via satellite in Europe in 1992. It soon expanded into Africa, where it reached audiences in Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as Canada, United States, Brazil and into Asia. It is also available on the Internet, via a subscription to the service JumpTV or with Octoshape.

In 1998, RTPi ceased terrestrial broadcasting to Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, and was replaced by a new separate service, called RTP África, which was available as a terrestrial TV service in some countries, as well as being available via satellite, but RTPi continues to broadcast in Angola and Mozambique. RTPi is carried by satellite television services across Africa in various countries such as South Africa, Namibia or Zimbabwe.

RTPi programming is also retransmitted by Teledifusão de Macau (TdM) in Macao, and by Televisão Timor Leste (TVTL) in East Timor, together with local broadcasts. In March 2005 it began 'time-shifting' its programming, with three separate schedules for the Americas, Europe, and Asia, so that viewers in different time zones could watch programmes at more convenient times.

RTP Internacional is available across all of North America for free via Galaxy 19 and Intelsat-805 [1]. It is also available as a pay service via Dish Network in the United States and Rogers Cable and NexTV (IPTV Platform) in Canada.

For years, the channel was carried in Australia and New Zealand via UBI World TV. In 2013, RTP Internacional returned to these countries via Luso Vision, which focuses on Portuguese, Brazilian and Chilean programming.

The former RTP International Logo.

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