Television in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Television in Bosnia and Herzegovina was first introduced in 1956. First broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina started in 1961 when Televizija Sarajevo began its programme although without its own TV studio at that time (it used Radio Sarajevo's premises for this purpose).

Today there are 145 licensed TV broadcasters[1] in Bosnia and Herzegovina (24 Public and 121 Private).[2] The process of digitization is still going on[3] in Bosnia and it is expected to leave the analog frequency bands. Planned is public TV corporation[4] which will operate, consolidate and improve quality of all Bosnian public broadcasters.

Terrestrial broadcasters[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina has 3 public broadcasters financed from radio and television fees (RTV pretplata/pristojba). The amount of television fees in BiH is 7.5 BAM per month (collected along with the bill for landline telephony service).[5]

National public broadcaster for Bosnia and Herzegovina is BHRT - Radio televizija Bosne i Hercegovine. With 1 television and one radio channel it covers more than 97% of the country. BHRT is only Bosnian EBU member.[6]

The entity broadcaster for Federation of BiH is RTVFBiH - Radio televizija Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine. The program is broadcast on 1 radio and 1 television channel. The entity broadcaster for Republika Srpska entity is RTRS - Radio televizija Republike Srpske. The program is broadcast via 1 radio and 2 television channels (1 channel is via cable systems).[7]

There are 21 other public TV stations which broadcast only locally - at the municipal, local and regional level, such as 5 cantonal TV stations (TVSA, RTV TK, RTV USK, RTV ZE, RTV BPK).

Private TV stations with a nationwide coverage are OBN and Pink BH.

Out of 30 private TV stations majority is again only locally available, either on municipal level (e.g. TV KISS from Kiseljak or TV Maglaj from Maglaj) or on a near national level (e.g. Hayat - in the FBiH entity or Alternativna TV in the Republika Srpska entity). These broadcasters are primarily focused on the entitiy markets, but they also broadcast and a joint program known as "Program Plus" on the 85% territory of the Bosnia and Herzegovina.[8]

Several local and regional private TV stations broadcast a joint program known as "Mreža TV". These broadcasters provide a common advertising space (level of BiH, entity or region) that would be more attractive to major advertisers. Local TV networks share local news (e.g. PRIMA network in the RS entity).

Analog television channels in Bosnia and Herzegovina
TV stations types Sum National broadcasters Near nationwide broadcasters Entity level broadcasters Regional broadcasters City / Municipal broadcasters
Television licence 3 1 2
Public broadcasting 12 5 7
Commercial broadcasting 30 2 2 1 6 19
TV stations in total 45

Cable broadcasters[edit]

Many local and regional TV stations are also available through cable television which has been in expansion in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the last 10 years. There are over 98 licensed TV stations (both private and publicly owned) which broadcast their programmes exclusively via cable, satellite or IPTV. Majority of these are municipal and local TV stations (e.g. KTV Zavidovići, TV Istočno Sarajevo or TV Posavina).

Cable and satellite TV stations that aim to capture the wider audiences are: Al Jazeera Balkans, TV1, FACE TV, Cinema TV, N1 , M1 GOLD, Hayat Plus and the multiple TV channels of Hayat (e.g. Hayatovci, Hayat Music, Hayat Folk), RTV BN (BN Music, BN Televizija[9]) and OTV Valentino (Valentino Etno, Valentino Folk, Prva Hercegovačka). For example, Pink BH via Pink Media Group broadcasts more than 50 cable TV channels[10] (e.g. Pink Movies, Pink Action, Pink Comedy, Pink Erotic, Pink Fashion).

Cable television channels in Bosnia and Herzegovina
TV stations types Sum National broadcasters Near nationwide broadcasters Entity level broadcasters Regional broadcasters City / Municipal broadcasters
Television licence 1 2
Public broadcasting 7 5 7
Commercial broadcasting 92 13 50 29
TV stations in total 100

Foreign broadcasters[edit]

There are more than 56 licensed cable TV operators in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The latest estimates show that cable television services in BiH uses about 330,000 households.[11]

Depending on cable provider and subscription type, cable TV offer usually includes channels such as FOX, FOX Movies, FOX Life, FOX Crime, AXN, MGM, Sci Fi Channel, Eurosport, MTV, Comedy Central Extra, National Geographic Channel (with subtitles in local Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian). Bosnian cable operators offer a large number of regional national (e.g.. HRT, RTS, B92) and international TV channels (e.g., CNN, DW, RTL, Euronews, Russia Today).

Premium sports offer is mostly limited to Arena Sport or Sport Klub TV packages. Premium movies channels are mostly limited to the HBO and Cinemax TV packages.

There are seven licensed providers of on-demand services (VOD) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

Television channels in Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Television channels in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Analog television, Cable television, Satellite television, IPTV)
Name Network Public/Private Broadcast range Programming Headquarters Founded Transmission Teletext HD Web Notes
BHT 1 Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) Public TV tax  Bosnia and Herzegovina General Sarajevo 1961 Analog television Yes Yes www.bhrt.ba National broadcaster and member of the EBU
FTV Radio-Television of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RTV FBIH) Public TV tax entity FBiH General Sarajevo 2001 Analog television Yes No www.federalna.ba Entity level public broadcaster
RTRS.tv Radio Televizija Republike Srpske (RTRS) Public TV tax entity RS General Banja Luka 1992 Analog television Yes No www.rtrs.tv Entity level public broadcaster
RTRS PLUS Radio Televizija Republike Srpske (RTRS) Public TV tax entity RS * Documentary Banja Luka 2015 Cable television No No www.plus.rtrs.tv * No data in CRA register
Hayat Hayat TV Private BiH General Sarajevo 1992 Analog television Yes Yes www.hayat.ba Transmitting syndicated program called Program Plus
Alternativna TV ATV Private entity RS General Banja Luka 1996 Analog television Yes No www.atvbl.com Transmitting syndicated program called Program Plus
OBN Televizija OBN Private BiH General Sarajevo 1996 Analog television Yes No www.obn.ba Transmitting syndicated program with BN Televizija
Pink BH Pink Media Group Private BiH General Sarajevo 2003 Analog television Yes No www.pink.co.ba
BN Televizija RTV BN Private entity RS General Bijeljina 1998 Analog television Yes No www.rtvbn.com Transmitting syndicated program with OBN
BN Televizija RTV BN Private BiH General Bijeljina Cable television Yes No www.rtvbn.com * Data from CRA register
TV 1 TV 1 Private BiH Infotainment Sarajevo 2010 Analog television Yes No www.tv1.ba Transmitting syndicated program called Mreža TV
Al Jazeera Balkans Al Jazeera Media Network Private BiH News Sarajevo 2011 Analog television Yes Yes www.balkans.aljazeera.net
Face TV Face TV Private BiH General Sarajevo 2012 Cable television No Yes www.facetv.ba
N1 BiH The United Group Private BiH * News Sarajevo 2014 Cable television No Yes www.ba.n1info.com * No data in CRA register
Hayat Music Hayat TV Private BiH Music Vogošća 2012 Cable television No Yes www.hayat.ba
Hayat Folk Hayat TV Private BiH Music Vogošća 2012 Cable television No Yes www.hayat.ba
Hayat Plus Hayat TV Private BiH Bosnian diaspora Vogošća 2002 Cable television No Yes www.hayat.ba
Hayatovci Hayat TV Private BiH Kids Vogošća 2014 Cable television No Yes www.hayat.ba
TVSA Televizija Kantona Sarajevo Public Sarajevo Canton Regional Sarajevo 1998 Analog television No No www.tvsa.ba
RTV USK Televizija USK Public Una-Sana Canton Regional Bihać 1995 Analog television No No www.rtvusk.ba
RTV TK Televizija Tuzlanskog kantona Public Tuzla Canton Regional Tuzla 1993 Analog television No No www.rtvtk.ba
RTV Zenica Televizija Zenica Public Zenica-Doboj Canton Regional Zenica 1993 Analog television No No www.rtvze.ba
RTV BPK Televizija BPK Goražde Public Bosnian Podrinje Canton Regional Goražde 1996 Analog television No No www.rtvbpk.com
RTV Vogošća Televizija Vogošća Public Vogošća Local Vogošća 1996 Analog television No No www.rtvvogosca.com.ba
RTM Mostar RTM Mostar Private Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Local Mostar 1992 Analog television No No www.rtm.ba Transmitting syndicated program called Mreža TV
RTV Cazin Televizija Cazin Public Cazin Local Cazin 1993 Analog television No No www.rtvcazin.ba
RTV Visoko Televizija Visoko Public Visoko Local Visoko 1994 Analog television No No www.rtv-visoko.ba
RTV Bugojno Televizija Bugojno Public Bugojno Local Bugojno 1993 Analog television No No www.rtvbugojno.ba
TV Prijedor Televizija Prijedor Public Prijedor Local Prijedor 2000 Analog television No No www.rtvprijedor.com
TV Rudo Televizija Rudo Public Rudo Local Rudo 1993 Analog television No No
RTV Živinice Televizija Živinice Public Živinice Local Živinice 1992 Analog television No No www.rtvzivinice.tv
TV KISS Hrvatska radiotelevizija Kiseljak Private Central Bosnia Canton Local Kiseljak 1993 Analog television No No www.tvkiss.net
Kanal 6 Kanal 6 Televizija Private BiH Local Travnik 2013 Cable television No Yes www.kanal6.ba
Behar TV Televizija Behar Private Sarajevo Local Sarajevo 2008 Analog television No No www.behartv.com
TV Alfa Televizija Alfa Private Sarajevo Local Sarajevo Analog television No No www.tvalfa.ba Transmitting syndicated program called Mreža TV
MTV Igman MTV Igman Private Sarajevo Local Pazarić 1993 Analog television No No
OSM TV Televizija OSM Private Istočno Sarajevo Local Pale 1993 Analog television No No www.osmtv.com Transmitting local syndicated program called PRIMA mreža
RTV IS RTV Istočno Sarajevo Public Istočno Sarajevo Local Istočno Sarajevo 2008 Cable television No No www.rtvis.tv
NTVIC Kakanj NTVIC Kakanj Private Kakanj Local Kakanj 1994 Analog television No No www.ntvic.ba
NTV Jasmin NTV Jasmin Private Central Bosnia Canton Local Vitez 1998 Analog television No No www.tvjasmin.com
NTV Amna NTV Amna Private Tešanj Local Tešanj 1997 Analog television No No
NTV Arena NTV Arena Private Bijeljina Local Bijeljina 1999 Analog television No No www.ntvarena.ba Transmitting local syndicated program called PRIMA mreža
NTV 101 NTV 101 Private Sanski Most Local Sanski Most 1998 Analog television No No www.ntv101.tv
TV Bel Kanal TV Bel Kanal Private Banja Luka Local Banja Luka 2003 Analog television No No www.belkanal.tv Transmitting local syndicated program called PRIMA mreža
CNNRS CNNRS Private Banja Luka Local Bosanska Gradiška 2012 Analog television No No www.cnnrs.com
BN Music RTV BN Private BiH Music Bijeljina 1998 Cable television No No www.bn-music.com
Cinema TV Cinema TV Private BiH Movies Sarajevo 2013 Cable television No No
M1 FILM M1 FILM Private BiH Movies Sarajevo 2015 Cable television No No www.m1film.hr
M1 GOLD M1 FILM Private BiH Movies Sarajevo 2015 Cable television No No www.m1film.hr
RTV Vikom Televizija Vikom Private Banja Luka Local Bosanska Gradiška 1996 Analog television No No www.vikom.tv
Vikom Music RTV Vikom Private Banja Luka Music Bosanska Gradiška 2013 Cable television No No www.vikom.tv
TV Simić Televizija Simić Private Banja Luka Local Banja Luka 1996 Analog television No No www.tvsimic.com
RTV Kozarska Dubica RTV Kozarska Dubica Public Kozarska Dubica Local Kozarska Dubica Cable television No No
RTV Doboj RTV Doboj Public Doboj Local Doboj Cable television No No www.rtvdoboj.com
Televizija Kanal 3 TV Kanal 3 Private Prnjavor Local Prnjavor 1995 Analog television No No www.tvk3.info Transmitting syndicated program called Mreža TV
Herceg TV Herceg Televizija Private Trebinje Local Trebinje 2008 Analog television No No www.herceg.tv Transmitting local syndicated program called PRIMA mreža
HTV Oscar C HTV Oscar C Private Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Local Mostar 1994 Analog television No No www.htvoscarc.com
TV HIT RTV HIT Private Brčko District Local Brčko Analog television No No www.rtvhit.com
Posavina TV BDC Televizija Private Posavina Canton Local Brčko 2009 Cable television No No www.posavinatv.com
RTV Slobomir Televizija Slobomir Private Bijeljina Local Slobomir 2005 Analog television No No www.rtvslobomir.com
TV Slon Extra TV Slon Extra Private Tuzla Local Tuzla Analog television No No www.rtvslon.ba
RTV Maglaj Televizija Maglaj Private Maglaj Local Maglaj Analog television No No www.rtv-maglaj.com
Obiteljska televizija Valentino DENI-COMPANI Private Brčko District Local Brčko Analog television No No www.valentinobh.com
OTV Valentino DENI-COMPANI Private BiH Music Brčko Cable television No No www.valentinobh.com
VALENTINO ETNO DENI-COMPANI Private BiH Music Brčko 2014 Cable television No No www.valentinobh.com
VALENTINO MUSIC DENI-COMPANI Private BiH Music Brčko 2014 Cable television No Yes www.valentinobh.com
PRVA HERCEGOVAČKA DENI-COMPANI Private BiH Music Brčko 2015 Cable television No No www.valentinobh.com
PRVI.TV PRVI.TV Private BiH Local Mostar 2014 Cable television No No www.prvi.tv
OBN+ Televizija OBN Private BiH Reruns Sarajevo 2015 Satellite television No No www.obn.ba
TNT TELEVIZIJA Kanal 6 Private Travnik Local Travnik 2015 Cable television No No www.tnt.ba
Sevdah TV Kanal 6 Private BiH Music Travnik 2015 Cable television No No www.kanal6.ba
IZVORNA TV Retro Media Private BiH Music Živinice 2015 Cable television No No www.izvornatv.com
RTV 7 Tuzla Radio Televizija 7 Public Tuzla Local Tuzla 2007 Cable television No No www.rtvtk.ba
RTV Jablanica Radiotelevizija Jablanica Public Jablanica Local Jablanica 1999 Cable television No No www.jablanica.ba
TV Lukavac TV Lukavac Public Lukavac Local Lukavac Cable television No No www.rtvlukavac.ba
Kanal 1 Solid State Productions Private BiH Music Sarajevo 2010 Cable television No No www.kanal1.ba
Hema TV Hema TV Private Sarajevo Local Sarajevo 2008 Cable television No No www.hematv.ba
HEMA HD GROHS H&G Private Sarajevo Local Sarajevo 2015 Cable television No Yes www.hs-hkb.ba
Smart TV Tešanj Smart TV Private Tešanj Local Tešanj Cable television No No www.tvsmart.ba
Druga TV Druga TV Private Tuzla Music Tuzla 2012 Cable television No No www.druga.tv
ELTA 1 HD Stjena Herc Private Banja Luka Local Ljubinje 2010 Cable television No No www.elta-televizija.com
ELTA 2 ELTA MT Private Tuzla Local Ljubinje 2010 Cable television No No www.eltatv.net
BDC Televizija BDC Televizija Private Brčko District Local Brčko 2009 Cable television No No www.brcko.tv
CITY TV SEB Group Private Mostar Local Mostar 2015 Cable television No No www.citytv.ba
NEON TV NEON TV Private Kalesija Local Kalesija 2014 Cable television No Yes www.neon.ba
HTV Oscar 2 HTV Oscar C Private Mostar Local Mostar Cable television No No www.htvoscarc.com
IN Televizija IN Televizija Private Bijeljina Local Bijeljina 2008 Cable television No No www.intelevizija.com
Info + INFO PLUS Private Bosanska Gradiška Local Bosanska Gradiška 2004 Cable television No No www.gradiska.tv
Art INFO Art Company Private Kiseljak Local Kiseljak Cable television No No www.artinfo.ba
Inicijativa TV Inicijativa TV Private Tuzla Local Tuzla 2012 Cable television No No www.inicijativa.ba
KG-1 KG-1 Private Goražde Local Goražde Cable television No No
KTV Zavidovići KTV Zavidovići Private Zavidovići Local Zavidovići Cable television No No
RA-TV RA- TV Private Tešanj Local Jelah 2013 Cable television No No www.tvra.blogger.ba
TV Slon Info TV Slon Info Private Tuzla Local Tuzla Cable television No No www.rtvslon.ba
VIK Televizija VIK Televizija Public Vlasenica Local Vlasenica 2010 Cable television No No
TV VI-NET TV VI-NET Private Visoko Local Visoko Cable television No No www.vinet-tv.ba
NTV Patria NTV Patria Doboj Private Doboj Local Doboj 1999 Cable television No No
Kontakt TV Kontakt TV Private Banja Luka Local Banja Luka 2015 Cable television No No www.mojkontakt.com

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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