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Slovenská televízia

Slovenská televízia
Type Broadcast television
Country Slovakia
Availability terrestrial, cable, satellite
Headquarters Bratislava
Owner Government of Slovakia
Launch date
1991 (by law)
1993 (de facto)
Dissolved 1 January 2011[1]
Replaced by Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska
The STV Tower: Slovak TV's headquarters in Bratislava

Slovenská televízia (Slovak Television) or STV was a state-owned public television organization in Slovakia. It was created in 1991 as the Slovak part of the former Czechoslovak Television and was headquartered in Bratislava. It was funded from a combination of television licence fees, advertising, and government funding.[2]

As a parliamentary response to increasing debt, on 1 January 2011, STV was merged with the state-owned public radio organization Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio) to create Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (Radio and Television of Slovakia).[1]

STV was a regular member of the European Broadcasting Union.

Television channels

STV operated three channels during its existence.[3] They were named Jednotka (One), Dvojka (Two) (called STV1 and STV2 before a name change in 2004), and Trojka (Three), a sports channel launched in 2008.

Trojka ceased broadcasting on 30 June 2011, while the other two channels continued to operate as a part of Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska.[4] The three channels covered the entire territory of Slovakia

Broadcasting was on a 24-hour basis. Between 1987 and 1994, it was limited from 06:00 to 01:30.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Merger of SRo and STV 'on target'". The Slovak Spectator. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Javurek, Peter (December 2009). "Footprint of Financial Crisis in the Media" (PDF). Open Society Institute. p. 2. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Školkay, Andrej (2011). Media law in Slovakia. Kluwer Law International. p. 22. ISBN 978-90-411-3439-4. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Katolo, Andrew. "Slovak Public Television Switched Off Analogue Broadcast". IHS Technology. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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