RTP, originally Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (Portuguese Radiotelevision) is the Portuguese public service media provider founded in 1955 as a television broadcasting company. It merged in 2004 with the public radio broadcaster, which had been established in 1933. Today, it operates eight TV channels, two of which are targeted abroad at the Portuguese diaspora and Portuguese-speaking countries, eight radio channels, and an increasing number of projects on the Internet. It is the largest media company in Portugal even though it underwent significant restructuring and downsizing in the years that followed the economic crisis of 2008. The company’s revenue comes both from commercial activities, namely advertising and public funding, which since 2014 is limited to the licence fee paid by all households in Portugal. This entry discusses the ...

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