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Names of public/state radio and TV

Postby Saaropean » 2005-01-06, 15:17

I guess every country has public-right or state-owned radio/TV. I've started a list with names of such broadcasters. Do you know of a country where public-right or state-owned radio/TV doesn't have a boring name?


RADIO
France: "Radio France" with the stations "France 2" and "France 3", formerly "Antenne 2" and "France Régional 3"
Germany: "Deutschlandradio" [Germany Radio] / "Deutschlandfunk" [Germany Radio]


TV
France: "France Télévision" with the stations "France 2" and "France 3"
Germany: "Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen" [Second German Television] ZDF and, as the association combining the regional networks and its TV channel: "Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten in Deutschland" [Association of the Public-Right Broadcasting Networks in Germany] ARD
Italy: :?: RAI
Spain: "Televisión Española" [Spanish Television] TVE
United States: "Public Broadcasting Service" PBS


RADIO & TV
Australia: "Australian Broadcasting Corporation" ABC
Austria: "Österreichischer Rundfunk" [Austrian Broadcasting] ORF
Bavaria: "Bayerischer Rundfunk" [Bavarian Broadcasting] BR
Berlin-Brandenburg: "Radio Berlin-Brandenburg" RBB
Bremen: "Radio Bremen" RB
Canada (English): "Canadian Broadcasting Corporation" CBC
Canada (French): "Radio Canada"
Central-Eastern Germany (SN, ST, TH): "Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk" [Central German Broadcasting] MDR
Germany (abroad): "Deutsche Welle" [German Wave] DW
Luxembourg: "Radio Télé Lëtzebuerg" [Radio Television Luxembourg] RTL
Hesse: "Hessischer Rundfunk" [Hessian Broadcasting] HR
Northern Germany (HH, NI, MV, SH): "Norddeutscher Rundfunk" [North German Broadcasting] NDR
North Rhine-Westphalia: "Westdeutscher Rundfunk" [West German Broadcasting] WDR
Saarland: "Saarländischer Rundfunk" [Saarlandian Broadcasting] SR
South-Western Germany (BW and RP): "Südwestrundfunk" [South-West Broadcasting] SWR
United Kingdom (and abroad): "British Broadcasting Corporation" BBC

The names of public-right radio stations are usually just the name of the broadcasting corporation plus a number, e.g. SWR 3.

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Postby CoBB » 2005-01-06, 15:35

In Hungary we have the boring names 'Magyar Televízió' (two channels: mtv and m2) and 'Magyar Rádió', too...
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Postby kibo » 2005-01-06, 15:43

For Serbia we have Radio Televizija Srbije (RTS), which for TV has RTS 1, RTS 2, Treći kanal and for radio it has Beograd I/II/II, Radio 101 and Radio 202. :)
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Postby Luís » 2005-01-06, 15:45

Saaropean wrote:Do you know of a country where public-right or state-owned radio/TV doesn't have a boring name?


What is a boring name for you? :)


In Portugal, we have RTP. From 1947 to 2003, this stood for "Radiotelevisão Portuguesa" (Portuguese Radiotelevision), but since 2003, it stands for "Rádio e Televisão de Portugal" (Radio and Television of Portugal). Currently it operates a few TV channels which are currently called:

- RTP1 (main generalist channel)
- A Dois: (cultural channel, its name has a double meaning and can be translated as "The (number) 2 (channel)", but it also means "twosome". Maybe the viewer and the TV? :lol: )
- RTPN (news channel)
- RTP Açores (broadcasting from the Azores)
- RTP Madeira (broadcasting from Madeira)
- RTP Internacional (the international channel)
- RTP África (a channel aimed at Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa)
- RTP Memória (RTP Memory, it broadcasts old portuguese programmes from the last 60 years)

Then theres RDP (Radiodifusão Portuguesa, now Rádio de Portugal), which is a part of RTP. There are several radio stations:

- Antena 1 (antena = aerial, antenna)
- Antena 2
- Antena 3
- RDP Internacional
- RDP África
- RDP Açores
- RDP Madeira 1
- RDP Madeira 2
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Postby DelBoy » 2005-01-06, 16:15

In Ireland we've got some boring ones too :roll:

TV: RTÉ1 & RTÉ2 (Raidió Teilifís Éireann)
Radio: RTÉ Radio 1 & 2fm

gah! :roll:
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Postby Lada » 2005-01-06, 16:52

Not all the names are so boring, i like such names: "Радио Маяк" - Radio "Lighthouse", Radio "Youth" Радио "Юность"; others unfortunately are also boring, like Padio of Pussia, Russian wave...

among TV channels only "Culture", "Sport", "Capital" (Столица) are worth to be mentioned, others are like in other countries.

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Postby FNORD » 2005-01-06, 17:12

In Brazil we have Cultura. It is the only TV channel that is worth watching.

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Postby Liisi » 2005-01-06, 19:24

In Finland the state owned radio and television broadcasting company is called Yleisradio, literally "General radio", shortened as YLE. Quite a boring name :). It has two TV channels (YLE TV1 and YLE TV2) and several different radio channels (the national ones are Radio1, Radio Suomi and YleX).

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Postby Rob P » 2005-01-06, 19:53

In the US, our main channels are:

ABC - American Broadcasting Company
CBS - Columbia Broadcasting System
NBC - National Broadcasting Company
and also PBS - Public Broadcasting Service

They are about the only channels which you can pick them up for free with an antenna and they come standard with cable, though you may have to pay extra to get them with your satelite service since they are all localized. ABC, CBS, NBC are very popular. PBS has children's shows, musical events, and varied documentaries for the most part.

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Postby Moonshadow » 2005-01-07, 3:47

In the US, public radio is known as NPR - National Public Radio. :roll:

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Postby edsmedia » 2005-01-09, 8:49

Indonesia:

National TV: Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI)
National Radio: Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI)

links to their sites:
[+] www.tvri.co.id (watch online (certain times)!)
[+] www.rri-online.com (listen online!)
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Re: Names of public/state radio and TV

Postby Cécile » 2005-01-09, 14:28

Saaropean wrote: RADIO
France: "Radio France" with the stations "France 2" and "France 3", formerly "Antenne 2" and "France Régional 3"


It's not exactly like that, according to me.
Radio:
France Radio with the stations France Infos, France Inter, France Culture, France Bleu, France Musique..
www.radiofrance.fr

TV:
France Télévisions with the channel France 2, France 3, France 5.
www.francetelevisions.fr

France2/3 are not radio stations.
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Postby alois » 2005-01-09, 16:44

FNORD wrote:In Brazil we have Cultura. It is the only TV channel that is worth watching.


I unfortunately must agree with you. :cry:

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Re: Names of public/state radio and TV

Postby Saaropean » 2005-01-09, 17:26

Cécile wrote:France2/3 are not radio stations.

Cut'n'paste error :oops:

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Postby FNORD » 2005-01-09, 20:12

Hefestos wrote:
FNORD wrote:In Brazil we have Cultura. It is the only TV channel that is worth watching.


I unfortunately must agree with you. :cry:

And what do you think about Faustão and Gugu? :twisted:

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Postby Mulder-21 » 2005-01-10, 4:07

In the Faroe Islands there are only 3 radio stations and 1 TV station, so I'll just list all of them.

Public stations:

Útvarp Føroya (ÚF) - Radio Faroe Islands (Actually, it's Radio of the Faroe Islands)
Sjónvarp Føroya (SvF) - TV Faroe Islands (same story)

Commercial stations:

Rás 2 - Radio station (Channel 2)
Lindin - Christian Radio station (I'm not sure, which meaning of the word 'lind' is referred to here, but I'm guessing, that the name means 'The source' or 'The spring')
Gløgt er gestsins eyga. (Føroyskt orðafelli)
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Postby Dimakos » 2005-09-19, 16:21

Greek:
TV:
ΕΡΤ - Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία/Τηλεόραση = ERT - Ellinikí Radiophonía/Tileórasi = Greek Radiophony/Television

Channels:
ΕΤ1 = Ελληνική Τηλεόραση 1 = Ellinikí Tileórasi 1 = Greek Television 1
ΝΕΤ = Νέα Ελληνική Τηλεόραση = Néa Ellinikí Tileórasi = New Greek Television
ΕΤ3 = Ελληνική Τηλεόραση 3 = Ellinikí Tileórasi 3 = Greek Television 3

Public radio:
ΕΡΑ - Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία = ERA - Ellinikí Radiophonía

Radio Stations:
ΕΡΑ1 = ERA1,
ΕΡΑ2 - Δεύτερο πρόγραμμα = ERA2 - Déftero prógramma,
ΕΡΑ3 - Τρίτο πρόγραμμα = ERA3 - Tríto prógramma,
ΕΡΑSport = Sports Radio Station

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Postby Loiks » 2005-09-19, 17:23

Estonia:

Public: Eesti Televisioon (ETV), Eesti Raadio (ER, with 4 channels: Vikerraadio, Raadio 2, Klassikaraadio and Raadio 4, last one in Russian).

Private tv stations: Kanal 2 and TV3. Several radio stations.

Broadcasting is ringhääling ('roundvoicing') in Estonian.

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Postby Multiturquoise » 2021-01-09, 20:47

Turkey:

Only TRT (Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu)

TV channels:
TRT1 (main)
TRT2 (art and culture)
TRT Haber (news)
TRT Türk (for Turks abroad)
TRT Spor (sports)
TRT Spor 2 (additional sports)
TRT Çocuk (for children)
TRT Kurdî (Kurdish language)
TRT World (news in English)
TRT Arabi (news in Arabic)
TRT Müzik (music)
TRT Belgesel (documentary)
TRT Avaz (Turkic world)

Radio channels:
TRT Radyo 1
TRT Radyo 3
TRT Nağme
TRT Türkü
TRT World Radio
Erzurum Radyosu
Çukurova Radyosu
Antalya Radyosu
Trabzon Radyosu

Non-TRT channels run by the state:
Diyanet TV (religious)


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