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Radio / Television Broadcasting In Morocco




Radio Broadcasting:

- 1928: official star under the name of "Radio-Maroc" as a dependent service of the PTT "Poste, Telegraph and Telephone"

- Languages: - Arabic, French, Spanish and English.
- Berber (3 dialects: Tarifit, Tamazight and Tachelhit).

- Main Station: Rabat

- Regional Stations: (9) Tangier, Casablanca, Laayoun, Marrakesh, Agadir, fez, Oujda, Dakhla and Tetouan.

The International Mediterranean Radio (Medi 1):

Medi 1 is a private station established in July 1980 and is run by a Moroccan company as part of a Moroccan/French partnership and services as a general bilingual station (French and Arabic) of international news and entertainment. Moroccans held 51% of the capital, Frenchmen held 49%.

Medi 1 has a transmitting set with a great power in Nador (2 x 1000 kw on long waves) and it is put into operation to transmsit on two short waves (2 x 250 kw). Medi 1 programs are broadcast 18 hours a day.

Television Broadcasting:

Moroccan TV officially started in 1962. It covers 84 % of the National territory and 95% of the population

At the beginning, programs broadcast 6 hours a day during the week and about 8 hours a day during the week-end and holidays. Today, programmes are broadcast daily and can be received in most areas without the help of decoders or satellite antennas. They are broadcast on EUTELSAT 2 and seen by millions around the world.

TV Private Station:

M2, the country's only private station, was purchased by the government in 1996, when its attempt to bring "pay service" television to the country failed.

The TV stations broadcast in Arabic and French languages, in color (SECAM-PAL).

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