Television in Slovenia

Analog television

Television in Slovenia was first introduced in 1958. Slovenia used the PAL standard until December 1, 2010 when analog broadcasting ceased. The first TV station in Slovenia was launched in 1958 as TV Ljubljana (now TV Slovenija). The first commercial (private) TV station Kanal A was launched in May 1991. The second commercial channel was launched by PRO PLUS d.o.o. company, called POP TV, in December 1995. TV3 was first launched in 1995, and was owned by the Roman Catholic Church. It had a poor viewership until Ivan Caleta, a businessman from Croatia, purchased 75% ownership of the channel in 2003, and started to offer more popular programming. Kanal A became the sister channel of POP TV in 2001, when Pro Plus took over the channel. TV3 became the new player on the market, when Swedish company MTG bought it in 2006. On 29 February 2012, it ceased broadcasting due to uncompetitive environment and unresponsiveness of Slovenian authorities.

List of TV stations in Slovenia


Commercial and other



Experimental DVB-T broadcasts began in 2001 using the MPEG-2 standard. In 2007 the Slovenian government decided to test DVB-T transmission in Ljubljana using the MPEG-4 standard, following the approval of the APEK (Agency for Post and Telecommunications Republic of Slovenia).

After that Radiotelevizija Slovenija had to determine which transmitter would be used for the 3-month test. They settled on the transmitters made by a Slovene company, Elti, who produces analog and digital TV transmitters. After the test, the RTV SLO decided to expand transmissions to TV SLO 2. In 2007, the RTV SLO launched a new channel: TV SLO 3 (a public affairs broadcast) to its digital offering. High-definition broadcast with AC-3 was experimented during the Beijing 2008 olympic games. The 2010 Winter Olympic Games were also broadcast in HD.

Currently, there are two multiplexes operating, Mux A and Mux C.

Mux A

The operator is Radiotelevizija Slovenija. Mux A is intended for public programs.


Mux C

Started on October 14, 2013. The operator is Radiotelevizija Slovenija. Mux C is intended for commercial programs.


Rating Shares

Rank Channel Owner Average Rating Share (7pm-11pm)[22]
1 POP TV CME 30.2%
2 TV Slovenija 1 RTVSLO 16.0%
3 Kanal A CME 11.6%
4 Planet TV ANT1 10.83%
5 TV Slovenija 2 RTVSLO 5.0%
6 TV3 Medias Medias 2.2%
7 TV Slovenija 3 RTVSLO 1.0%


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