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Public Establishment of Television

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Public Establishment of Television (EPTV)
FormerlyNational Establishment of Television (ENTV, 1986–1991)
TypeÉtablissement public à caractère industriel et commercial (EPIC)
PredecessorAlgerian Radio and Television Broadcasting (RTA, 1962–1986)
  • December 1956; 64 years ago (1956-12) (as RTF Télévision Alger)
  • 28 October 1962; 59 years ago (1962-10-28) (as RTA)
  • 1 July 1986; 35 years ago (1986-07-01) (as ENTV)
  • 24 April 1991; 30 years ago (1991-04-24) (as EPTV)
Headquarters21 Martyrs Boulevard, PB 148 El Mouradia, ,
Areas served
Key people
  • Abdou Benziane (1990–1992, 1993–1994)
  • Habib Chawki Hamraoui (1998–2008)
  • Abdelkader Leulmi (2008–2012)
  • Tewfik Khelladi (2012–present)
OwnerGovernment of Algeria
ParentRadiodiffusion-Télévision Française (1956–1962)
Standard Arabic
Abjadالمُؤٙسّٙسٙة العُمُومِيّٙة لِلتِّلِفِزْيُون
RomanizationAl-Mu’assasa al-‘Umūmiyya li-t-Tilivizyūn
FrenchÉtablissement public de télévision

Public Establishment of Television (Arabic: المؤسّسة العمومية للتلفزيون‎, French: Établissement public de télévision About this soundFrench pronunciation), abbreviated as EPTV, is a state-owned company that manages the activity of television in Algeria, going from production to broadcasting.

It is the oldest broadcasting service in the country. It currently operates an eponymous television network Télévision Algérienne, four television channels – Canal Algérie, A3, Channel 4, Coran TV and TV6.

EPTV is an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU). It is also a shareholder in Euronews SA.

Network and programming


TV1 is the first Algerian general public network of Public Establishment of Television group (EPTV in French), has started to broadcast its programs on 24 December 1956 during the French colonial period in Algeria. It is one of the most important television channels in Algeria. It produces entertainment and variety programs, in addition to several Algerian series and films.


EPTV was the only television channel until 1994, when French-speaking Canal Algérie (now TV2) was created.

TV2 is available in Europe on Eutelsat[1] satellite service (Hotbird and Astra).

It is also available on French Numericable, Monaco MC Cable cable television services, Orange TV and Freebox.


On 5 July 2001, EPTV launched a new Arabic language channel for the Arab world to give an institutional image of Algeria. On 28 October 2015, the channel has started broadcasting its programs in HD.[2]


On 17 March 2009, EPTV launched a new Berber language channel called TV4, also referred to as Tamazight TV.[3] The channel offers programs in Kabyle, Chaoui, Tumzabt, Chenoui and Tuareg.[4]


On 17 March 2009, EPTV launched a new Religious channel called TV5, also referred to as Coran TV.[5]


On 26 March 2020, EPTV launched a new channel called TV6.[6]


On 19 May 2020, EPTV launched a new channel called TV7.[7]


On 12 October 2020, EPTV launched a new channel called TV8.[8]

Further reading

  • Mostefaoui, Belkacem (1996). "Évolution de la grille de la télévision algérienne de 1978 à 1994. Aspects d'une politique de programmation en crise". Revue Tiers Monde (in French). Armand Colin. 37 (146): 305–314. doi:10.3406/tiers.1996.5102.
  • Boucherit, Aziza (1988). "Complexités linguistiques des programmes à la télévision algérienne. Essai d'analyse d'une production locale". Revue de l'Occident musulman et de la Méditerranée (in French). Édisud. 47 (1): 35–46. doi:10.3406/remmm.1988.2208.
  • Cheurfi, Adel (2010). "Radio et télévision : histoire d'un monopole". La presse algérienne : Génèse, conflits et défis (in French). Casbah Éditions: 89–148.

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "La télévision publique A3 passe en HD". L'Expression. Amira Soltane. 6 December 2015. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Lancement des chaînes IV (tamazight) et V (Coran)". Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Lancement de la chaîne de télévision en langue amazigh - Algérie360". | Information et Actualité sur l'Algérie (in French). 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  5. ^ "TÉLÉVISION-Lancement de la chaîne du Coran et celle en tamazight".
  6. ^ "L'EPTV lance une nouvelle chaîne TV6". Radio Algérienne. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Lancement d'une 7ème chaine publique nationale : TV7 " El Mâarifa "". 20 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Al-Dhakira, la nouvelle chaine de l'EPTV". 12 October 2020.

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