Eesti Rahvusringhääling

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Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR)
Type Broadcast radio, television and online
Country
Headquarters Tallinn
Owner Estonian Government
Launch date
1 June 2007
Official website
www.err.ee

Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) Estonian Public Broadcasting is a publicly funded radio and television organisation created in Estonia on 1 June 2007 to take over the functions of the formerly separate Eesti Raadio (ER) (Estonian Radio) and Eesti Televisioon (ETV) (Estonian Television), under the terms of the Estonian National Broadcasting Act. The first chair of ERR is Margus Allikmaa, the former chair of Eesti Raadio. Present CEO is Erik Roose.

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The organisation has proved popular since its creation, with ETV becoming the national television channel, creating and producing their own shows. Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) can be streamed live from all across the world from online browsers as well as an app.

Services

Television

ERR's three national television channels are:

Radio

ERR's five national radio stations are:

History

The Act, which was passed by the Estonian Parliament on 18 January 2007, also appointed Eesti Ringhäälingunõukogu (RHN) (the Estonian Broadcasting Council) to act as the regulatory body for ERR's five national radio channels and single television station.

Regular radio broadcasting in Estonia began on 18 December 1926. TV was first broadcast in Estonia on 19 July 1955. ERR receives a state grant to fund the operation of its five national radio channels and two TV channels. ERR participates in a number of projects within the European Broadcasting Union, of which it is a full member, notably in musical exchanges and concert series. In addition, ERR's Radio Drama Department has won international recognition at events organised by the EBU.

On 19 September 2014, the Estonian government approved the creation of a dedicated Russian-language TV channel as part of the ERR network. The channel ETV+ was launched in late September 2015. [1] [2]

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Estonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Goodbye to Yesterday", written by Stig Rästa. The song was performed by Elina Born and Stig Rästa. Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) organised the national final Eesti Laul 2015 in order to select the Estonian entry for the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. After two semi-finals and a final, "Goodbye to Yesterday" performed by Elina Born and Stig Rästa were selected, winning the super final of the competition with 79% of the public televote. In the first of the Eurovision semi-finals "Goodbye to Yesterday" placed third out of the 16 participating countries, securing its place among the 26 other songs in the final. In Estonia's twenty-first Eurovision appearance on 23 May, "Goodbye to Yesterday" finished in seventh place, receiving 106 points.

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Estonia in Eurovision Choir

The participation of Estonia in Eurovision Choir began in Riga, Latvia, at the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are responsible for the selection process of their participants, for their debut in 2017. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2017 edition are the Estonian TV Girls’ Choir. Estonia became the first country in the world to withdraw from Eurovision Choir of the Year, in 2018.

Estonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) organised the national final Eesti Laul 2018 in order to select the Estonian entry for the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

Estonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Storm" performed by Victor Crone and written by Victor Crone together with Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Fred Krieger and Sebastian Lestapier.

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References

  1. "Cabinet Gives the Go-Ahead for Russian-Language TV Channel". 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. "Estonia launches own Russian-language TV channel" . Retrieved 29 September 2015.

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