Broadcast areaWorldwide
OwnerGovernment of Monaco
Key peopleSalim Zeghdar (CEO/Executive director)
Nathalie Biancolli (deputy CEO)
Launched1 September 2023; 7 months ago (2023-09-01)

TVMonaco (TVM) is the state-owned television station in Monaco, that launched on 1 September 2023. It broadcasts a range of programmes, including news, talk shows, and documentaries, designed to showcase and promote Monégasque culture.[1][2]


The idea of a national Monégasque public channel emerged in the principality in 2021,[3] with the aim of recovering Monaco's international communications, after RMC moved to Paris in 2002 and the 100% acquisition of TMC by the TF1 Group in June 2016.

Initially named Monte-Carlo Riviera TV, it was originally planned to launch in late 2022, however, it was delayed to the third quarter of 2023.[4][5] On 23 March 2023, a new name and launch date were announced for the channel. The channel was renamed TVMonaco and officially launched on 1 September 2023.[6]

Alternate version of the TVMonaco logo, seen on social media platforms

New details about the service were announced on 18 April 2023. The programming consists of live news and sports with recorded programming for the rest of the day. Said content currently consists of unscripted programming, but plans to add scripted programming within 12 to 18 months from launch. Emphasis is also given to environmental concerns and wildlife in Monaco. The channel is available in both linear and digital platforms.[7]

TVMonaco, which is funded in part by the state, in part through advertising and sales of the programs it produces, will become a member of TV5Monde, allowing its content to be broadcast in 200 countries.[1][5]

The channel announced on social media on 17 August 2023 that the first broadcast would be on 1 September 2023 at 19:15.[8] The opening broadcast saw the presence of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene.

Shortly after the channel's launch, TVMonaco became a member of Monaco Media Diffusion, the broadcasting company which represents Monaco in the European Broadcasting Union.[9]

In March 2024, TVMonaco joined the European Broadcasting Union independently,[10] as opposed to previously when they were only a member through Monaco Media Diffusion. This gives them the ability to access EBU events on their own, which includes the possibility of Monaco returning to the Eurovision Song Contest.


  1. ^ a b Esteve, Camille (13 December 2021). "Monte-Carlo Riviera TV officially joins TV5 Monde". Monaco Tribune. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Birth of a New TV Channel: Monte-Carlo Riviera". Hello Monaco. 16 July 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Une nouvelle chaîne de télévision monégasque en projet, portée par le palais". Monaco Hebdo. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  4. ^ Marinet, Clément (10 April 2022). "Monte-Carlo Riviera TV : le lancement retardé d'un an" (in French). Monaco Hebdo. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  5. ^ a b Bonarrigo, Sabrina (9 May 2022). "Monte-Carlo Riviera TV : un lancement « entre juin et septembre 2023 »" (in French). L'Observateur de Monaco. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  6. ^ "La future chaîne de télévision s'appellera finalement TVMONACO" (in French). Monaco Matin. 23 March 2023. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  7. ^ Barraclough, Leo (2023-04-18). "TVMonaco to Focus on Environmental Issues When Channel Launches, Reflecting Concerns of Prince Albert II". Variety.
  8. ^ @tvmonaco_tv (August 17, 2023). "📣TVMonaco arrive sur vos écrans dans quelques jours !
    🗓️Nous vous attendons nombreux le vendredi 1er septembre à 19h15 pour découvrir les toutes premières images votre nouvelle chaîne monégasque 📺📱🖥️
    Plus d'infos à venir 👉 @tvmonaco_tv"
    (Tweet) (in French) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Radios/TV". Monaco Media Diffusion (in French). Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  10. ^ "Our Members". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Retrieved 31 March 2024.