Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) is a non-profit public broadcaster that has been providing regular radio services since 1926 and television broadcasts since 1957.
LRT operates three national television, three radio channels and internet portal.
It also provides satellite and live internet broadcasts, radio and television podcasts.
Organization employs around 600 people. Since the 1st January 2015, the Act amending the Law on the Lithuanian National Radio and Television came into force. Tis Act bands the commercial advertising on all LRT radio and TV channels but provides more sustainable funding from State budget. The assigned funding is based on the State Budget revenues from the income tax and the excise revenues received in two previous years. Its operations are overseen by the LRT Council.
LRT joined European Broadcasting Union (EBU) 1993.
Service is based in the capital Vilnius.
LRT provides assistance to foreign broadcasting companies covering events in Lithuania.
A satellite station with a 9 meter diameter dish enables LRT to receive and broadcast within the international EBU network.
LRT uses modern computer graphics equipment as well. Studios of 70, 120, two studios of 300 and one of 700 square meters are available. There are also OB stations.
Viewers in Europe can see "LRT Lituanica" on satellite: