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Yugoslav Radio Television
Југословенска радио-телевизија
Jugoslovenska radiotelevizija
TypeBroadcast radio and television
Country
AvailabilityNational
International
Founded1956
HeadquartersTakovska 10, Belgrade
Broadcast area
Yugoslavia
OwnerGovernment of Yugoslavia
Launch date
1956
Dissolved1992
Affiliation(s)European Broadcasting Union
LanguageSerbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Albanian

Yugoslav Radio Television (Југословенска радио-телевизија/Jugoslovenska radiotelevizija or Jugoslovenska radio-televizija) (JRT/ЈРТ) was the national public broadcasting system in the SFR Yugoslavia. It consisted of eight subnational radio and television broadcast centers with each one headquartered in one of the six constituent republics and two autonomous provinces of Yugoslavia.

History

JRT was one of the founding members of the European Broadcasting Union and the SFR Yugoslavia was the only socialist country among its founding members.

Among other activities, it organized the Yugoslavian qualifier for the Eurovision Song Contest and broadcast both events for the Yugoslav audience.

Each television center created its own programming independently, and some of them operated several channels. The system dissolved during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s when most republics became independent countries. As a result, the once subnational broadcasting centers became public broadcasters of the newly independent states, with altered names:

Federal unit HQ Established as TV launch Present-day broadcaster
SR Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo RTV Sarajevo 1969 Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT)
SR Croatia Zagreb RTV Zagreb 1956 Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT)
SR Macedonia Skopje RTV Skopje 1964 Macedonian Radio-Television (MRT)
SR Montenegro Titograd RTV Titograd 1971 Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG)
SR Serbia Belgrade RTV Belgrade 1958 Radio Television of Serbia (RTS)
SR Slovenia Ljubljana RTV Ljubljana 1958 Radio-Television Slovenia (RTVSLO)
SAP Kosovo Pristina RTV Pristina 1975 Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK) (RTV Pristina still exists but doesn't broadcast any program)[1]
SAP Vojvodina Novi Sad RTV Novi Sad 1975 Radio Television of Vojvodina (RTV)

Frequencies

JRT TV Frequencies:

See also

References