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Television in Latvia was first tested in 1937 and introduced in 1954. Latvia was the first country in the Baltic States which started broadcasting. First regular broadcasting on Latvian Television (LTV) was started in 6 November 1954. Since 1991, first private television studios started broadcasting. Color television started in 1974. Digital television was started testing in May 2002 and all terrestrial analogue stations stopped broadcasting on 1 June 2010 after introducing it.


Most of the non-Latvian television programs are dubbed, some are subtitled, but some are both dubbed and subtitled. This is a list of television channels that broadcast for a Latvian language audience.

Local / regional TV stations

  • TV Kurzeme – only in Liepāja
  • Lemon TV – Cable TV (Latvia), DVB-T – only in Vidzeme area
  • LRT – Latgalian Regional Television (only in Latgalia)
  • Kurzemes TV – only in Ventspils
  • OTV (Ogres TV) – only in Ogre
  • TV DAUTKOM – cable TV, only in Daugavpils
  • Valmieras TV – only in Valmiera
  • TV Viļāni – only in Viļāni
  • VTV (Vidzemes TV) – only in Vidzeme
  • Defunct channels

  • MTV Latvia
  • RBS TV
  • LZK (Latvijas Ziņu kanāls – Latvian News Channel)
  • TV5 Latvia
  • References

    Television in Latvia Wikipedia

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