TRT 3 is a Turkish television station. It mostly broadcasting sport events.
|Launched||2 October 1989|
|Owned by||Turkish Radio and Television Corporation|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Formerly called||3. Kanal (1989-1993), TV3 (1993-1997)|
TRT 3 started test transmissions on October 2, 1989 as "3. Kanal", and is now TRT's third most watched TV station. TRT 3’s transmissions are realized through a time-share with TRT GAP and Turkish Grand National Assembly TV (TBMM TV). TRT 3’s programs mainly consist of sports, education, culture, music and news. Like most TRT channels, advertisements are allowed on this channel. Besides, TRT 3 broadcasts programs in vernaculars and dialects still practiced today in daily lives of Turkish people.
On Screen IdentityEdit
Like other TRT channels, even TRT 3 broadcasts 24 hours, it broadcasts a short startup at 6:58 AM. On this start-up, first the TRT Ident is shown, followed by the programme list for the day, and Independence March. TRT 3 aired many world-known series for the first time in Turkey. Among them were Matlock, M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, Hercule Poirot, Night Court, Remington Steele, Automan, Manimal, Loving, The Golden Girls, Out of This World, Houston Knights, Manuela and Thirtysomething. Furthermore, it re-aired some television series like The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, Bewitched, Bonanza and Columbo.