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Broadcasting network
TypeBroadcast radio and
AvailabilityNational; international (selected programs via the Internet)
Foundedby The Icelandic government
Key peoplePáll Magnússon, CEO
Bjarni Kristjánsson, CFO
Sigrún Stefánsdóttir, head of programming
Óðinn Jónsson, head of news
Launch date1930 (incorporation)
1930 (radio)
1966 (television)

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Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) (pronounced -isˈriːkɪsˌuːtvar̥pɪð or -isˈruːv) ( ) is Iceland's national public-service broadcasting organization.

Operating from studios in the country's capital, Reykjavík, as well as regional centres around the country, the service broadcasts a variety of general programming to a wide audience across the whole country via radio channels Rás 1 and Rás 2, and one television channel.

RÚV began radio broadcasting in 1930 and its first television transmissions were made in 1966. In both cases coverage quickly reached nearly every household in Iceland. RÚV is funded by a television licence fee collected from every income tax payer, as well as advertising revenue. RÚV has been a full active member of the European Broadcasting Union since 1956.

Since 1986, the year in which its monopoly as the only permitted domestic broadcaster was ended, RÚV has faced competition from a number of private broadcasting companies, most notably the 365 corporation.

On 31 March 2011, RÚV introduced a major re-branding of its stations, new logos, and a visual overhaul to its television channel.

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