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Radiodiffusion Television Ivoirienne

Radiodiffusion-Télévision ivoirienne (RTI) is the publicly owned radio and television authority of Côte d'Ivoire. It is financed through a combination of television and radio licences, advertisements, and taxes.

Radiodiffusion-Télévision ivoirienne (RTI)
Type Broadcast radio and television
Country  Ivory Coast
Availability National
International 
Owner Government of Côte d'Ivoire
Key people
Director General: Pierre Brou Amessan.
Launch date
Radio:1961; 57 years ago (1961)
Television:1966; 52 years ago (1966)
Former names
Radio: Radio Côte d'Ivoire
1961 - 1991
Official website
www.rti.ci

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ActivitiesEdit

RTI currently operates two radio networks, in addition to four national television networks

RadioEdit

  • La Nationale : News and general programming
  • Fréquence 2 : light entertainment programming

TelevisionEdit

  • La Première : News and general programming
  • RTI 2 : Music and Entertainment
  • RTI Music TV : Popular music
  • RTI Sport TV : Sport

Business partnershipsEdit

The RTI group has developed partnerships with a number of foreign broadcasters and corporations. RTI has a program sharing agreement with the Benin national broadcaster LC2 and the domestic broadcast network KBS.[1]

Thomson France has been contracted, to refurbish the broadcasting infrastructure of RFI television and radio.[2]

Infrastructural growthEdit

RFI has begun a push for total radio and television coverage of the nation prior to the 2008 general elections, and has a 9 billion (us) CFA Franc program to rebuild broadcast facilities. The 13 existing will be refurbished and 14 additional modern broadcast points will be constructed.[3] This program includes the building of a number of new technical buildings and business offices throughout the country.

Existing television stations

Planned new stations :

Rebuilding broadcast facilities in the northEdit

The end of the Ivorian Civil War of 2002-2007 left both the infrastructure and reputation of the RTI media in the former rebel held areas of the country damaged.[4] Much of the population in the northern rebel regions see the RTI news programs as culpable in the propaganda push of the national government. RTI has set out plans to re-extend broadcast facilities and programming to these former rebel regions.[5]

InternationalisationEdit

Fréquence 2 and La Première are planned to both be broadcast internationally, with the later now available by satellite,[6] shortwave and cable in France.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Translation of fr:Wikipedia's Radiodiffusion Television Ivoirienne, 2007-10-04.

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