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Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Broadcasting network
TypePublic service broadcasting:
Radio,
Broadcast television network
CountryPortugal
AvailabilityPortugal, Worldwide (via RTP Internacional and RTP África)
OwnerState-owned enterprise (Public)
Key peopleGuilherme Costa, Chairman of the board
Launch dateAugust 4, 1935 (radio)
March 7, 1957 (television)
Former namesEmissora Nacional de Radiodifusão (until 1976)
Radiodifusão Portuguesa / Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (until 2004)

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Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, S.A.,commonly known as RTP, is Portugal's public service broadcasting organization. It operates four terrestrial television channels and three national radio channels, as well as several satellite and cable offerings.

RTP is a state-owned corporation funded by television advertising revenues, government grants, and the taxa de contribuição audiovisual (broadcasting contribution tax), which is incorporated in electricity bills.


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