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Realitatea TV
Realitatea TV Logo2007.png
Launched November 2001
Owned by Realitatea-Caţavencu
Audience share 6.2% (Dec 2008, [1])
Slogan Deschide lumea (Open the world)
Country  Romania
Broadcast area National; also distributed in
Headquarters Bucharest
UPC Romania Channel 401 (digital with DVR)
Channel 21 (digital)

Realitatea TV (i.e. "the reality") is a Romanian news television network. The channel is distributed by many cable operators in Romania and Moldova. Realitatea TV is also available via the DTH platform Digi TV in Serbia, in the Romanian language extra package.

Although it began broadcasting in 2001 as a general-profile television, Realitatea TV soon became the first ever 24-hour Romanian news television (2002).

Realitatea TV claims to be the world's first news television channel to become one of the first 3 most watched TV channels in its country.[2]

The station's programming lineup consists of newscasts, talk shows, debates and analysis, science and IT, TV magazines, and any form of informative program chosen by the editorial policy of the station or marketing research. This news channel brought together some of the most important media personalities in Romania: Mihai Tatulici, Stelian Tănase, Robert Turcescu, Cristian Tudor Popescu [3]), Emil Hurezeanu, Mircea Dinescu.



Realitatea TV started broadcasting in 2001, as a general-profile TV station. However, it began broadcasting hourly newscasts and soon changed its format, becoming the first news television in Romania.

Since 2003, Realitatea TV has been the local broadcasting partner of CNN, being able to train its journalists through CNN's International Professional Program. Realitatea TV won 4 APTR (the Romanian Association of Television Professionals) awards in the last two years (one "Best Talk-show" award, one "Opera prima" award for best new TV format, and two "Best Informative Broadcast" awards).

In 2008, Realitatea TV started a campaign against a government imposed "ecology" tax, collecting more than 120,000 signatures for a petition that went to Strasbourg. The tax was repealed.

Some of the international personalities interviewed by Realitatea TV are: Saad Hariri, the son of the Lebanese Prime-Minister Rafik Hariri, killed in a bomb-attack in 2005; Abd al-Bari Atwan, the Palestinian journalist who spent 3 days in a cave with Ossama Bin Laden; Prince Charles; the former U.S. President George W. Bush etc.

In May 2006, Realitatea Media, the media corporation which owns Realitatea TV, launched a new project: the first business channel in Romania, The Money Channel.


Since its founding, the channel has changed its appearance seven times, and four times its logo.


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