The Office of Radio and Television of Niger (fr: Office de radiodiffusion et Télévision du Niger), or ORTN, is the state broadcaster of the West African nation of Niger. ORTN operates the Télé Sahel terrestrial television station (1964), Radio Voix du Sahel radio network (1960), and the TAL TV satellite station (2001). ORTN is overseen and funded by the Ministry of Culture, Arts & Communication.


Radio & TV operations merged on 11 February 1967.

In April 2000 the broadcasting sector was completely liberalized and as a result several private television stations were established in Niger. The ORTN reacted to this development by creating a second television program: Tal TV has been broadcasting since 2001. The ORTN has delegated two of the seven members to the Conseil de Presse (Press Council) since it was founded in March 2007. This self-regulatory institution of the Nigerien media has set itself the task of monitoring media ethical standards and is responsible for issuing press cards.[1]

The official statement of the 2023 military coup by General Abdourahamane Tchiani was declared at ORTN Télé Sahel.[2]

ORTN is member of African Union of Broadcasting (AUB).[3]


  1. ^ Idrissa, Rahmane (2012). Historical dictionary of Niger. Samuel Decalo (4th ed.). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6094-0. OCLC 773278542.
  2. ^ "EU rejects Niger coup authorities, cuts aid – DW – 07/29/2023". Retrieved 2023-08-30.
  3. ^ "Ours members". AUB-UAR MOBILE APP. Retrieved 2023-08-30.