San Marino RTV (TV channel)

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San Marino RTV
Country San Marino
Broadcast areaSan Marino
HeadquartersCity of San Marino
Programming
Language(s)Italian
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Ownership
OwnerSan Marino RTV
Sister channelsSan Marino RTV Sport
History
Launched
  • 24 April 1993 (experimental),
  • 28 February 1994
Former namesSMtv San Marino (2011–13)
Links
Websitewww.sanmarinortv.sm

San Marino RTV is a Sammarinese free-to-air television channel owned and operated by public broadcaster Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMRTV). It is the company's flagship television channel, and is known for broadcasting news bulletins and self-produced entertainment programming.

It was launched on 28 February 1994 and it was branded as "SMtv San Marino" between 2011 and 2013.

Programming

The channel mostly shows self-produced entertainment programming. It is a member of the European Broadcasting Union (organizer of the Eurovision Song Contest) and the Italian television syndication K2. It also offers a teletext service named San Marino Video.

Eurovision

San Marino RTV is responsible for the Sammarinese participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country debuted in 2008 with Miodio and placed last in the first semi-final.[1] After RAI, SMRTV also announced its comeback in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.[2] It reached the final in 2014 with the song "Maybe" by Valentina Monetta, in 2019 with the song "Say Na Na Na" by Serhat and in 2021 with "Adrenalina" by Senhit (featuring Flo Rida).

References

  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (21 November 2007). "Exclusive: San Marino in Belgrade confirmed". EscToday.com. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  2. ^ Hondal, Victor (22 December 2010). "San Marino will participate in Düsseldorf 2011". EscToday.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2011.

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