The Television in El Kadsre started operations in 25 March 1951.
In 1930, an experiment was held in a science center in Glonisla. That experiment brought on a 20 fps image running on 50 lines. To widespread the piece of news throughout the country, television broadcasts were connected in five cities through underground cable. This job took five months to complete, and initially only at weekdays broadcasts which lasted 2 hours, aired only in those four cities Fusa, New Salta (now El Kadsre City), Glonisla and Makohiro. Initially schedule condisted of a 30 minute news broadcast, a 20 minute music show, a 20 minute music show and a 50 minute drama. They began at 7pm and ended at 9pm. They run on 45 MHz with mono sound.
Just after World War II ended, El TV Kadsre began regular broadcasts with a piece of news that the war ended. This trial broadcast lasted 5 minutes, but because of preparing reasons, they in fact began on 25th March, 1951. They ran from 7 to 11pm, providing the same schedule as before, with a 9pm slot reserved for a movie.
Full-time television broadcasting was first introduced in El Kadsre in 1951 and transmitted from the El Kadsreian Television's existing 1YA radio broadcasting facility at 74 Vacuo Street in El Kadsre City, now home to the University of El Kadsre City's Mistral Gallery. The annual television licence fee was ¥500 ($48.29 in 2017 dollars). Prime Minister Hiroto Hisakawa had made a surprise announcement (a surprise both to the EKBS and to other members of the Labour government) in London in November 1950 that El Kadsre would have television within twelve months; the system was to be state-owned but to carry commercials, and would be introduced in stages in the four main centres. The first non-experimental programme was transmitted on 25th March, 1951.
The second channel began airing in 1954 and until 1960 it just covered sports.
TTV began color broadcasts in 1957.
In 1960, El TV Kadsre expanded its schedule with a recorded 60 minute science show at 6pm. The schedule in 1961 was expanded with a 4pm-6pm slot for children's television programs.
Programs were recorded or aired live. Initially only live broadcasts aired, but since 1962 recorded programming also aired.
Color television experiments began in 1962 with the news program. This was until 1963 when full time color TV broadcasts began.
Between 1995, El TV Kadsre Television Network operated a network of regional TV stations under the 'Horizon Nations' name and through a subsidiary called Horizon Nations Television. Its broadcast content included BBC World and EK documentary programming. The network consisted of newly stations ETV in El Kadsre City, TV Central in Glonisla, Island Television in Caleum and Huna Television in Capculo. El TV Kadsre Television Network subsequently also purchased EEKTV, based in East El Kadsre. EETKV continues to broadcast, but is no longer owned by El TV Kadsre Television Network.
Digital broadcasting in El Kadsre launched in 1997 with the launch of Astra Digital (now ElStar), digital switchover completed in 2011.
In 2016, the Government announced the introduction of new non-commercial digital television services operated by El TV Kadsre, offering drama, arts, documentary and children's programming called El TV Kadsre 4K. However, after a change of Government, funding for the channels was not renewed.
- El TV Kadsre 1
- El TV Kadsre 2
- El TV Kadsre 3
- El TV Kadsre 4
- El TV Kadsre Japanese
- El TV Kadsre Spanish
In 2012, streaming television entered the El Kadsre market. About one quarter of the population now use streaming as a form of television.
Service providers include:
- Amazon Prime
- YouTube Red
Free providers include:
- El TV Player
- Viva On Demand
- CPN Stream
Most-viewed television channelsEdit
1. El TV Kadsre 1 (43.0%)
2. RGN (38.1%)
3. Viva/RTV (33.3%)
4. CPN One (27.6%)
5. TTV (19.7%)