Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikiquote
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (French Broadcasting-television or RTF) was the French national public broadcasting company between 1949 and June 27, 1964. It was created on February 9, 1949 to replace Radiodiffusion Française (RDF) and was replaced by the notionally less-strictly government controlled Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF).

The RTF was both state-owned and state-controlled due to having a budget set by the French National Assembly under the direction of the Ministry of Information; this meant that new investments and programmes were not possible without the direct agreement of the Minister and of the Minister of Finance.

Alain Peyrefitte, Minister for Information in 1963 said of the RTF "it is the government in the dining room of all the French!"



Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools