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Television in Albania was first introduced in 1960. RTSH dominated the Albanian broadcasting field up to the mid-1990s, a period when privately owned radio and TV stations started to occupy the vast empty Albanian frequencies.

After several years of being stalled,[1] deadlines for transition to DTV broadcasting are being continuously announced until all subscribers are equipped with digital antennas.

Albania has 3 national commercial television stations, 56[2] local stations, 83 local cable stations and two commercial multiplexes.

Of all the existing national television stations, the public broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) has the greatest reach: its signal covers 80.5% of the territory, followed by Top Channel with 79%, and TV Klan with 78%. However, there are also digital multiplexes but they are unaccounted for in the territorial reach figures.

It could be said that the other main TV stations, based in Tirana, whose signal covers a significant part of the territory include: Ora News, Ora Tv, News 24, Tv Skrapari, Dritare Tv, Glob TV, Ora TV, Vizion Plus, IN TV, BBF TV, Report TV and Radio Televizioni SCAN. Apart from the latter stations, most others are round-the-clock news channels.

Channels based in the rest of Albania include:

One Tv Vlora
Shijak TV
Korca TV +
TV Blue Sky
TV 6+1
Citv TV
Siti TV
Folk +
Folklorit TV
TV Alpo
TV Apollon
TV Berati
TV Rozafa
TV1 Channel
Antena TV
Channel 7
TV Jug
TV Kopliku
TV Klaudiana
TV Kukesi
Premium Channel
Tv saranda
One Tv Vlora
Channel 7 news
TV Panorama
Tv Skrapari 
Klan Plus
Klan Muzike
Klan News
RTSH Sport
RTSH Kukesi
Lezha TV
RTSH Muzike
RTSH Parlament
RTSH Shkodra
RTSH Femije
RTSH Shkolla

Digital broadcasting is now available across Albania with the analogue signal fully switched off by the end of 2019.

Below is a list of television stations and TV providers broadcasting in the Republic of Albania:[3]

Most viewed channels

Position Channel Share of total viewing (%)
1 Top Channel 20.5
2 TV Klan 12.1
3 Vizion Plus 10.8
4 RTSH 1 6.5
5 ABC News 3.0
6 Klan Plus 2.1
7 News 24 1.9
8 SuperSport 1.8
9 Scan TV 1.2
10 Report TV 1.0

See also


  1. ^ Albania's Digital TV ‘Beauty Contest’ Turns Ugly, Balkan Insight, 7 January 2015
  2. ^ "TV | AMA". Archived from the original on 2015-06-27.
  3. ^ "List of television stations and TV providers broadcasting in the Republic of Albania". Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016.

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