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|Founded||8 March 1958|
|Nurzhan Zhalaukyzy Muhamedzhanova |
|Products||Broadcasting, radio, web portals|
|Owner||Government of Kazakhstan|
Qazaqstan Radio and Television Corporation (Kazakh: «Қазақстан» РТРК» АҚ; "Qazaqstan" RTRK" AQ) is one of the largest media companies in Kazakhstan. It runs three TV channels: Qazaqstan, Qazsport, Balapan; and four radio stations: Qazaq Radiosy, Shalkar, Astana, and Classic. There are also 15 regional TV channels that are part of the corporation.
The first radio station in Kazakhstan, was Kazakh radiosy, created in 1922. The first TV channel started broadcasting in 1958. These two and several other channels and radio stations later become parts of Kazakhstan Radio and Television Corporation.
Qazaqstan Radio and Television Corporation is owned by the state of Kazakhstan. The broadcasts of the TV and radio stations within the corporation are available to 98.63% of the population, as well as to the residents of neighboring countries. (Russia, Mongolian, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan)
Qazaqstan is the first national TV channel in Kazakhstan. The first broadcast were made in 1958. Today Qazaqstan is the largest media resource of the country, with broadcasts available for 98.63% of the population and neighboring countries.
From 1 September 2011, Qazaqstan broadcast exclusively in the Kazakh language. From 2012, broadcasts are available in HD.
Children's TV channel, Balapan, began broadcasting on 27 September 2010. It is the first children's television channel in Kazakhstan.
Broadcasts are available in HD on cable networks and also online via the official website of Balapan channel.
Qazsport is the first sports channel in Kazakhstan. It has greatly improved the availability of sports broadcasts for Kazakhstani audiences. It was officially launched on 1 July 2013.
On 23 March 1927, Kazakh language was aired on radio for the first time.
Today, Qazaq Radiosy is the largest broadcasting network of the country. Broadcasts are available in Kazakh, Russian, German, Korean, Uyghur, Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Tatar languages.
Radio Shalqar is a structural unit of Qazaq Radiosy, which broadcasts only in Kazakh. Broadcasting time is 18 hours per day.
Radio Astana is an information-musical radio station. The station began broadcasting on 19 January 1999, on 101.4 FM.
Radio Classic is the first classical music radio station in Kazakhstan. It is a joint media project of the corporation and the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. The station started broadcasting on 102.8 FM, on 6 June 2011.
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