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Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV) is the state broadcaster of Jordan. It was formed in 1985 from the merger of Jordan Radio and Jordan Television.
Jordan's first radio broadcasts were received from other countries in the Middle East. Transjordan (as it was then called), did not adopt a radio service of its own until 1948. Radio Jordan first broadcast in 1956. Today it broadcasts a 24 hour Arabic service, as well as an English language service for 21 hours per day and a French language service for 13 hours per day.
JTV was admitted as a full active member of the European Broadcasting Union in 1969. The following years witnessed several milestones for JTV. In 1972, it became the first station in the region to operate a second channel, Channel 2, which specialised in foreign programmes, including a news bulletin in English. The first face on this channel was that of Ghada Haddadin who acted as the channel's continuity person and later became the presenter of the news in English.
In 1974, JTV started transmission in full colours using the PAL-B system, and in 1975, transmission was expanded to cover the entire Kingdom.
Along with the English programmes on Channel 2, JTV started transmission of French news bulletins and programmes in 1978.
Also in 1978, during the performance of the Israeli entry at the Eurovision Song Contest, JRTV suspended its broadcast and showed pictures of flowers. When it became apparent during the later stages of the voting sequence that Israel was going to win the Contest, JTV abruptly ended the transmission.
In 1985, Jordan Radio and Jordan Television merged to form Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV).
AMRA earth station was established in 1988 and was linked to the satellites: Eutelsat, Intelsat, and Arabsat.
In 1993, the Jordan Satellite Channel was launched and in 1998, a third channel was launched, Channel 3, which was devoted to transmitting the Parliamentary sessions and local and international sports.
In January 2001, the corporation underwent major restructuring. Programmes of Channel 1 and 2 were combined in one main channel. Channel 2 specialised in sports, while Channel 3 was operated in cooperation with the private sector, on the basis of two transmission periods: the morning and afternoon "Cartoon Channel" and the evening "Jordan Movie Channel".
Al-Urdunniyya can be viewed through live streaming online at jrtv.jo