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Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise (RTS)
RTS Senegal.PNG
Type Broadcast television network
Country  Senegal
Availability National; international
Founded 1950 (radio), 1965 (television)
Motto "Une fenêtre dans le monde" ("A window to the world")
Official Website

Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise (RTS) is the Senegalese public broadcasting company.



The French military opened the first radio broadcasting station in Dakar in 1932. It began broadcasting civilian programming in 1939. The origins of RTS are in Radio-Dakar, created in 1950, that broadcast eight hours per day. In 1951 two channels appear: Dakar Inter and Dakar Afrique, broadcast to listeners across western Africa.

In 1959 the fusion of Mali and Senegal into the Mali Federation causes the creation of Radio Mali, its bases being in Radio Inter. On August 20 1960, when Senegal separated from the Mali Federation, Radio Mali became Radio Senegal with two channels: one national and the other international.

In 1965 the government began its first television broadcasts, which come to an end in 1972. However, the Munich Olympics created a demand that incited the Senegalese government to create an institution producing both television and radio broadcasts. The Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision du Sénégal (ORTS) was created in 1973, operating two radio channels and a national television channel.

In 1992, the ORTS changed its name to the Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise (RTS) also changing its structure from government direction to a publicly funded, independently managed corporation.




The RTS operates multiple national and regional FM radio stations.


The RTS operates two nationwide television channels, RTS1 and RTS2.

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