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El TV Kadsre 4 is an El Kadsreian free-to-air commercial-free television channel operated by the El TV Kadsre Television Network. It is a fourth TV channel. It was launched on June 2, 1989, and it replaced the Vlokozu Television. El TV Kadsre 4 is primarily aimed at a more intellectual crowd than the other El TV Kadsre channels, and mainly airs educational, arts, independent films and drama programming from all genres.

The channel free airs every day at 6:00 pm to 2:00 am. It timeshares with El TV Kadsre 24 (2:00 am to 6:00 pm).

History

As Vlokozu Television

Vlokozu Television launched on December 1, 1969. It was the first state-owned television broadcaster to be launched by the Vlokozuian government. Despite its programming structure, it held a powerful news redaction which reported even in most extreme cases, such as when February 11, 1973, revolution was held and had exclusive rights to Formula One during its years.

The beginning of the end of Vlokozu Television was in 1988, when El TV Kadsre started to plan to launch its fourth channel. When they found that all frequent channels are full, El TV Kadsre then acquired Vlokozu Television. The launch of El TV Kadsre 4 was scheduled two days after but was postponed to almost three months due to the backlash from Vlokozu Television viewers.

As then, laws did not allow extreme postponing of the launching of a new TV channel except excludes a two-month rule was announced in October that year, which eventually meant Vlokozu Television would not broadcast after June 10, 1989, and that meant the definite end of the channel.

Vlokozu Television, on May 27, 1989, in its primetime news program, thanking viewers for patronage and hoped that news anchors would be seen in the future. However, the network signed on normally on June 1, 1989, but it just broadcast feature films prior to its shutdown at 6 pm.

After the launch of El TV Kadsre 4, its online services continued to exist, and the crew that was at the channel just prior to its shutdown managed to create eltvkadsre.co.ek/etvk4 in 1990, a nostalgic website which contains content that was taken from the archives of Vlokozu Television. This site still exists today.

As El TV Kadsre 4

El TV Kadsre 4 launched on June 2, 1989, replacing Vlokozu Television. The staff of Vlokozu Television moved to El TV Kadsre Television Centre to work for El TV Kadsre 4. As the channel's launch gained major controversy due to Vlokozu Television's demise, the El TV Kadsre management team allowed the channel to broadcast content planned for broadcasting on Vlokozu Television. This later restored the reputation, but not at full scale, because El TV Kadsre 4 was aimed to be primarily educational, arts and not towards trends (however, news aired from the same studio as Vlokozu Television was and 65% of El TV Kadsre programs were retained on the air).

In 2011, it's airtime was split between it, El TV Kadsre 24, and ETVKPS.

On February 2, 2018, after Mia de Jesus was appointed the head of ETVKK and ETVKPS, she had ETVKK and ETVKPS converted to 24-hour and 16-hour channels respectively, leaving only El TV Kadsre 24 time-sharing with El TV Kadsre 4.

Current programs

News

  • Mediacorp News 5 (SG) (1989-present)

Original programs

  • I Remember Better When I Paint (2010-present)
  • On The Road (2011-present)
  • 3-D (2006-present)
  • Phantom Gourmet El Kadsre (2008-present)
  • Supersense (2016-present)

Lifestyle

  • Only in Japan (US/JP) (2013-present)

Drama

  • Wallander (SE) (2005-present)
  • The Crown (UK) (2016-present)
  • Nothing Trivial (NZ) (2012-present)
  • Marseille (FR) (2016-present)
  • Cityside (HV) (1990-present)

Comedy

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (US) (2014-present)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (US) (2018-present)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (US) (2015-present)

History

  • Crash Course World History (US) (2013-present)

World Exploration

  • Exploring With Josh (US) (2016-present)
  • Rick Steves' Europe (US) (2001-present)
  • Ben Laurence (US) (2018-present)

Automobiles

  • Jay Leno's Garage (US) (2015-present)
  • Top Gear (UK) (1992-present)

Arts

  • The South Bank Show (UK) (1989-2010, 2012-present)
  • Bravo! (RM) (2010-present)

Children's programming (branded as Think About It)

  • BizKid$ (US) (2018-present)
  • Wild Kratts (US) (2018-present)
  • DragonflyTV (US) (2018-present) (Also aired on ETVKK)
  • Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (CAN/US) (2018-present)
  • Deadly 60 (UK) (2018-present)
  • Iggy Arbuckle (CAN) (2018-present)