|Launched||August 10, 2008|
|Owned by||Televiziunea Română|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||Romanian: Apasă pe verde!
Press on green!
|Sister channel(s)||TVR1, TVR2, TVRi, TVR HD|
|UPC Romania||Channel 22 (digital with DVR)
Channel unknown (digital)
It is a generalist channel, centered on reflecting regional events. It will use reports from all of its territorial (regional) studios (Bucureşti, Cluj, Craiova, Iaşi, Târgu-Mureş, and Timişoara). The channel will not have specific time slots for all the regional studios, nor will it broadcast on a regional level. It will broadcast nationwide the same regional report.
On December 5, 2013, TVR 3 aired a Christmas program ("Choose green"- Romanian: Alege verde) during which a carol was sung by the "Dor Transilvan" Ensemble, featuring anti-Semitic lyrics such as "She bore a beautiful son/ Namely Jesus Christ/ Everybody bows to Him/ Only the yids mock Him/ Damn yid/ The Holy God may not stand him/ Neither in heaven nor on earth/ Only in the chimney in the smoke/ There the yid is good/ To come out as smoke onto the road".
In a statement, TVR3 distanced itself from the broadcast, saying it did not select the carol but only broadcast songs that were chosen and compiled by Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture (subordinated to the Cluj County Council), and that the respective carol belonged to the traditional archaic folklore. Eventually the artistic director of the "Dor Transilvan" Ensemble resigned at the request of the president of the Cluj County Council, nevertheless declaring that "there are no anti-Semitic carols".
- "TVR 3, reclamat pentru difuzarea unui colind antisemit. Ce spune televiziunea publică" (in Romanian). Mediafax. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
- "Este colindul românesc antisemit?" (in Romanian). Vice. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- (Romanian) Company press release