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ORTM 2 On Intelsat 25 at 31.5° West New Biss Key 2023

ORTM 2 On Intelsat 25 at 31.5° West New Biss Key 2023

The Office of Radio and Television of Mali[1] (Office de radiodiffusion et de télévision du Mali, ORTM) is the national broadcaster of the West African state of Mali.Malian broadcasting began in 1957 as a one kilowatt radio station called Radio Soudan in Bamako, then administrative center of the French colony of French Soudan. After independence in 1960, Radio Nationale du Mali (Radio-Mali) began broadcasting from la maison de la Radio in the Bozola neighbourhood of Bamako. Technical abilities were bolstered with Czech transmitters ranging from 18 to 30 kilowatts in 1962.

ORTM 2 On Intelsat 25 at 31.5° West New Biss Key 2023

Last Update On 06-12-2022

Intelsat 25 at 31.5° West
ORTM 2
Fréq: 4132 Horizontal 5749
MPEG 4 HDTV
ID: FLY-SMTD
New Biss Key : 40 38 FE 76 ED 1E B6 C1

In 1970, the Chinese government constructed four 50 kW radio transmitters about 7 km from Bamako, towards Kati, enabling Radio Mali to reach much of West Africa. On 22 September 1983, a Libyan financed television broadcast centre was opened in Bamako, enabling RTM to broadcast one channel of colour television.[2] French and German grant programmes between 1984 and 1990 enabled news and reporting to expand, with regional stations opening in Ségou (1986), Koulikoro (1989), Sikasso (1990) and Mopti (1993). In 1992, a second national broadcast radio network (Chiffre II) was added.

On 5 October 1992, the Malian government split off the RTM according to “Law 92-021”, from direct government control, becoming a publicly financed, independently run entity (an “Établissement Public à Caractère Administratif (EPA)”). This was part of the national liberalisation process, moving the nation to the “Third Malian Republic”. Private broadcasters were legalised, and RTM was reorganised as the ORTM on 1 January 1993.

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