Lithuanian National Radio and Television is a public broadcaster aiming to reflect, as widely as possible, the interests of different social groups. LRT TELEVIZIJA provides its audience quality information, educational, culture and entertainment programming, also religious and ethnic minority programmes.
Lithuanian Television launched its activity in 1957; regular colour broadcasting started in 1975.
LRT Televizija airs an average 18 hours of programming daily, by means of terrestrial digital broadcasting, and covers all the territory of Lithuania. Also, LRT Televizija is available at the Internet site www.lrt.lt.
Breakdown of the Lithuanian Television programming in 2012:
News and current affairs – 28.2%
Feature films and series – 23.3%
Art, culture, education ans Science – 7.9%
Sport – 3,6%
Programmes for Children – 3.8%
Entertainment – 1.4%
Music – 6.7%
Religious programmes – 0,9%
Programmes for ethnic minorities – 1%
Lithuanian television uses producer-based system.
Information programmes are produced by the LRT TELEVIZIJA News. LRT TELEVIZIJA News has its correspondents in Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Alytus and Brussels.