Television in Albania

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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. Transition to DTV broadcasting is stalling.[1]

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

Of all the existing national analogue 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, News 24, Vizion Plus, IN Tv, Report TV and Radio Televizioni SCAN. Apart from Vizion Plus TV and Radio Televizioni SCAN, the other stations are all-news ones.

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

National public channels

National private channels

Defunct channels

Affiliated channels available abroad

Regional channels

Movies & series







DVB-T2/S2 multi-channel providers


  • ALBtv Albtelecom
  • ABCom Cable
  • Nisatel Fiber
  • TeleCo
  • Digicom
  • Abissnet

Foreign relay frequency

See also


  1. ^ Albania’s Digital TV ‘Beauty Contest’ Turns Ugly, Balkan Insight, 7 January 2015
  2. ^
  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.

Further reading

  • Londo, Ilda. Television across Europe: follow-up reports 2008 - Albania. Budapest: Open Society Institute, 2008
  • Londo, Ilda. Media Ownership, Independence, and Pluralism. Tirana: Albanian Media Institute, 2007
  • Londo, Ilda. Digital television in Albania: Policies, development and public debate. Tirana: Albanian Media Institute, 2006

External links

  • AMA - Authority of Audiovisual Media
  • Albanian Media Institute
  • Telemetrix Albania Rating and Share Agency
  • Abacus Research Rating and Share Agency
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