Télévision Algérienne

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Télévision Algérienne
التلفزيون الجزائري
Current logo of Télévision Algérienne
Launched24 December 1956; 62 years ago (1956-12-24)
Owned byÉtablissement national de télévision
Picture format576i (4:3 SDTV)
Broadcast areaAlgeria
HeadquartersAlgiers, Algeria
Formerly called
  • R.T.F. Télévision Alger (1956-1962)
  • Radiodiffusion-Télévision Algérienne (1962-1986)
Sister channel(s)

Télévision Algérienne (in Arabic: التلفزيون الجزائري‎, in English: Algerian Television) is the first Algerian general public network of Établissement public de télévision (EPTV) formerly Établissement national de télévision (ENTV), along with Canal Algérie, A3, Channel 4 and Coran TV. Télévision Algérienne started to broadcast its programs on 24 December 1956,[citation needed] during the French colonial period in Algeria. It is one of the most important television channels in Algeria, and produces entertainment and variety programs in addition to several Algerian series and films, its main headquarters are in Algiers.


EPTV GROUP mobile unit, capable of broadcasting in high definition

The Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française began the broadcasting of Télévision Algérienne on December 24, 1956 in the French departments of Algeria by inaugurating its first VHF television transmitter of 819 installed Cap Matifou, in front of Algiers, that is retired of fifteen kilometers of distance.[1]

Établissement national de télévision, the owner of Télévision Algérienne, is the most important media organ in Algeria. It is a public information and communication institution that carries out the main tasks determined by a book of conditions whereby it monitors the official activities of state institutions by reporting and broadcasting as required by the public interest of the country; the sovereignty of the Establishment was restored from the French colonization on 28 October 1962, after the independence of Algeria on 5 July 1962.[2].[3]

Télévision Algérienne was the only national television channel in Algeria until 1994 when Canal Algérie, a French version of its big sister, launched by the satellites Hot Bird and Astra, was launched for Algerian immigrants who wanted news of the corn. On 5 July 2001, a third channel A3, joined the ensemble, followed on 18 March 2009 by two new channels: Channel 4 and Coran TV.

Evolution of network names[edit]

  • 1956–1962: R.T.F. Télévision Alger (means: R.T.F. Algiers Television)
  • 1962–1986: الإذاعة والتلفزيون الجزائري (DIN 31635: āl-idaā wā ātilifizyoun al-Jazā’iri (means: Algerian Radio and Television)
  • 1986–present : التلفزيون الجزائري (DIN 31635: ātilifizyoun al-Jazā’iri, means: Algerian Television)


Télévision Algérienne programs consist of informing, educating and distracting by broadcasting all reports, programs and programs relating to national, regional, local and international life, as well as current issues and problems.


  1. ^ Inauguration de l'émetteur TV d'Alger - JT 20H R.T.F. du 22/02/1958 Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Ina.fr, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel – (1960-10-26). "Inauguration de l'émetteur de Constantine". Ina.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  3. ^ Protocole du 23 janvier 1963 entre l'Algérie et la France concernant la coopération technique dans le domaine de la Radiodiffusion et de la Télévision[permanent dead link]. Retrieved July 1, 2017.

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