Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian public radio and TV broadcaster

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Radio Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina
TypeBroadcast radio, television and online
Country
First air date
10 April 1945 (radio)
1 June 1961 (television)
Founded10 April 1945
TV stationsBHT 1
Radio stationsBH Radio 1
HeadquartersSarajevo
Broadcast area
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Worldwide via IPTV platforms
OwnerPublic
Key people
Belmin Karamehmedović
(General-Director)[1]
v.d. Medina Šehić (head of BHT 1)
Pejka Medić (head of BH Radio 1)
Jasmin Ferović (head of MP BHRT)
Launch date
10 April 1945 (1945-04-10)
Former names
RTV Sarajevo (1961–1992)
RTV BiH (1992–1997)
BHT (1997–1999)
PBS BiH (1999–2004)
CallsignsBHRT
Callsign meaning
Bosansko Hercegovačka Radio Televizija
Former callsigns
tvBiH, BHT, PBSBiH
Affiliation(s)European Broadcasting Union
AffiliatesRadio-Television of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
RTRS
Yugoslav Radio Television
Official website
www.bhrt.ba

BHRT (Bosnian-Herzegovinian Radio Television) Bosanskohercegovačka radiotelevizija/ Босанскохерцеговачка радиотелевизија) formerly known as PBSBiH (Public Broadcasting Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bosnian: Javni radiotelevizijski servis Bosne i Hercegovine / Јавни радиотелевизијски сервис Босне и Херцеговине), is an umbrella broadcasting organization and the only member of the European Broadcasting Union from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

History

Main building of BHRT located in Sarajevo. This building is also used by RTVFBIH and TVSA.

It was known as RTVBiH (Radio Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bosnian: Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine / Радиотелевизија Босне и Херцеговине) from 1992 until 1998, when it was restructured into the current service.

On 1 January 1993, RTVBiH was admitted as an active member of the European Broadcasting Union. The membership was transferred to the new parental broadcasting organisation PBSBiH in 2000.

RTVBiH (and consequently BHRT) grew out of RTV Sarajevo in 1992, one of eight principal broadcasting centers of former Yugoslavia, others being RTV Ljubljana, RTV Zagreb, RTV Belgrade, RTV Novi Sad, RTV Titograd, RTV Pristina, and RTV Skopje.

In June 2016, BHRT announced it will be suspending broadcasting at the end of June, as a consequence of insufficient funding.[2] The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) expressed strong concern as this would have been the first time a public service broadcaster in Europe would have to interrupt its broadcasting because of financial difficulties.[3]

Services

BHRT must broadcast content in the country's three official languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. The group manages a radio station, a television channel, media and music production label, and an internet portal. The service is governed by BHRT statute.

BHRT currently consists of three organizational units:

  • BHT 1 – National public television channel (Bosanskohercegovačka televizija), also available in HD on cable and satellite
  • BH Radio 1 – National public radio service, heir to the old Radio Sarajevo. It began its regular broadcasts on April 10, 1945. Its programming is general, with newsletters, and it broadcasts content in the country's three languages. (BH radio 1)
  • MP BHRT – Music production of BHRT (Muzička Produkcija BHRT)

Affiliates

There is a public corporation in the establishment which should be consisted of all public broadcasters in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • BHRT as the state level radio-television broadcaster.
  • RTVFBiH (Radiotelevizija Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine) which operates on own channels and frequencies in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity and broadcasting mainly in Bosnian and Croatian.
  • RTRS (Radiotelevizija Republike Srpske) which operates on own channels and frequencies in the Republika Srpska entity, broadcasting mainly in Serbian standard variety of Serbo-Croatian language.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-24. Retrieved 2013-01-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "SAOPŠTENJE UPRAVNOG ODBORA". BHRT. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ "EBU alarmed at threat to Public Service Broadcasting in Bosnia Herzegovina". EBU. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.

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