TVR Cultural

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TVR Cultural
Launched March 2002
Closed 15 September 2012
Owned by Televiziunea Română
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Audience share 0.2% (Dec 2008, [1])
Country Romania
Formerly called Cultural
Sister channel(s) TVR1, TVR2, TVR3, TVR Info, TVRi, TVR HD
Website (defunct)
EUTELSAT W2/16° EST. Transponder D1; Reception Frequency: 11.471 MHz, polarity: verticală; SR: 29,950 Msymbol/sec; FEC: 3/4
UPC Romania Channel 21 (digital with DVR)
Channel 12 (digital)

TVR Cultural (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌtevere ˌkultuˈral]) was the cultural channel of Romania's government-funded television network Televiziunea Română.It provided cultural news, documentaries about the arts, as well as various shows, musicals and theatrical pieces. It was closed in September 2012.


TVR Cultural began transmission in 2002. It was built after the model of the Franco-German TV channel Arte, and other European channels, that promote programming in the areas of culture and the arts.

Stop broadcasting[edit]

Due to the financial crisis in which Romanian Television is immersed,[2] Claudiu Saftoiu, president of TVR,[3] decided to stop broadcasting in the summer of 2012. There is growing criticism [4][5][6] of this decision, which comes at a time when other public broadcasters in the Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland’s Telewizja Polska and the Czech Republic’s Česká televize, "are planning to add to their channel portfolios" .[7]

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