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 pronunciation: [ˈsloʋenskaː ˈteleʋiːzia]; 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. 1 2 "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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