Radio Television of Djibouti

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Radio Television of Djibouti
Owned byGovernment of Djibouti
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
LanguageSomali, Afar, Arabic, French
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersDjibouti City, Djibouti
Badr-612207 V 27500 3/4

Radio Television of Djibouti (RTD) (Arabic: إذاعة وتلفزيون جيبوتي‎, French: Radiodiffusion Télévision de Djibouti) is the national broadcaster of Djibouti.


A news broadcast in French on Radio Television of Djibouti.

The channel began broadcasting in the 1940s, during the colonial period in French Somaliland.[1] In 1967, the Office of French Radio and Television (ORTF) installed a regional station overseas in Djibouti City. The city is today a center for broadcast media, with a number of radio and television stations airing from there.

Radio Television of Djibouti is a general news and entertainment channel. It broadcasts in four languages: Somali, Afar, Arabic and French.

The broadcasting schedule is composed of news, cultural programs, series, entertainment and variety. Through Badr-6 satellite, the station's transmission can be received in North Africa, Europe, the Near and Middle East. Some of its programs are also streamed on the internet.



  • Dubnov, Helena (2003). A Grammatical Sketch of Somali. Koln: Rudiger Koppe Verlag.

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