Prima TV

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Prima TV
Country Romania
Broadcast areaRomania
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Owner Clever Media Network
Launched17 December 1997;23 years ago (1997-12-17)
UPC Romania Channel 06 (digital with DVR)
Channel 07 (digital)
Intelsat 33e (Europe)11672 H / 4960 / 7/8 (SD / FTA)

Prima TV (Romanian pronunciation:  [ˌprimateˈve] ) is a Romanian commercial TV channel, famous mainly for the Cronica Cârcotaşilor show and various reality shows.



Prima TV was launched as one of the first commercial television stations in Romania in December 1997 at 19:00. Until then, on its frequency was known AMEROM CANAL 38 or TeleAmerica. Prima TV is owned and operated by Prima Broadcasting Group , since early 2014. Prima TV reaches 87% of urban population and is one of the four most successful TV stations in the country. Prima TV is available both on cable and satellite platforms. It was available in analogue terrestrial on channel 38 until June 2015, when it ceased terrestrial transmission in analogue. It was available in DVB-T from 2011, on channel 54, but shifted later to 59. In early 2015 it discontinued its existence on Digital Terrestrial platform.




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