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RTP Internacional
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Launched June 10, 1992
Owned by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
Country Portugal
Broadcast area Europe
North America
South America
Australia
Asia
Sister channel(s) RTP1, RTP2
Website RTPi
Availability
Satellite
Kabel Deutschland (Germany)
DirecTV (Latin America) Channel 778
Dish Network (United States) Channel 615, 816
UBI World TV (Australia) Channel 110
DStv (South Africa) Channel 501
Cable
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 790
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 214
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel 410 (digital CH-D)

RTP Internacional (abbreviated as RTPi) is the international television service of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public broadcaster. It shows a mix of programming from RTP's domestic channels, together with special Contacto programmes aimed at Portuguese migrant communities in Europe, Africa, South America and North America, as well as Macau and East Timor.

It first started broadcasting via satellite in Europe in 1992. It soon expanded into Africa, where it reached audiences in Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as Canada, United States, Brazil and into Asia. It is also available on the Internet, via a subscription to the service JumpTV or with Octoshape.

In 1998, RTPi ceased broadcasting to Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, and was replaced by a new separate service, called RTP África, which was available as a terrestrial TV service in some countries, as well as being available via satellite, but RTPi continues to broadcast in Angola and Mozambique.

RTPi programming is also retransmitted by Teledifusão de Macau (TdM) in Macau, and by Televisão Timor Leste (TVTL) in East Timor, together with local broadcasts. In March 2005 it began 'time-shifting' its programming, with three separate schedules for the Americas, Europe, and Asia, so that viewers in different time zones could watch programmes at more convenient times.

RTP Internacional is available across all of North America for free via AMC-4 and Intelsat-805[1], and in Canada as a pay service through Rogers Cable, although the US footprint of AMC-4 also covers most populated areas in Canada.

It is broadcast in Australia and New Zealand via UBI World TV.

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