|Launched||June 10, 1992|
|Owned by||Rádio e Televisão de Portugal|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||RTP1, RTP2|
|DirecTV (Latin America)||Channel 778|
|DStv (South Africa)||Channel 501|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 9812|
|Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)||Channel 194|
|DStv ao||Channel 503|
|Rogers Cable (Canada)||Channel 790|
|Com Hem (Sweden)||Channel 214|
|Cablecom (Switzerland)||Channel 410 (digital CH-D)|
|Cablevision (USA)||Channel 275|
|Euskaltel (Spain)||Channel 958|
|RCN Cable (USA)||Channel 540|
|Destiny Cable (Philippines)||—|
|Verizon FiOS (USA)||Channel 1764|
|Bell Fibe TV (Canada)||Channel 881|
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 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 . It is also available as a pay service via Dish Network in the United States and Rogers Cable and NexTV (IPTV Platform) in Canada.
- Official Site (Portuguese) (English)