Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF) is the national broadcasting organization of the government of the French-speaking southern part of Belgium, the counterpart to the Dutch-speaking VRT in the northern part of the country.
RTBF Radio was launched in 1930 and Television started in 1953. RTBF now operates three television channels, La Une, La Deux, La Trois, along with a number of radio channels, La Première, RTBF International, VivaCité, Musiq3, Classic 21 and PureFM. From 2008 onwards, the digital deployment of the RTBF has led the company to new activities and the creation of its “New Media” department.
With its rich and diversified offer, RTBF is responding to the needs of the entire French community, representing over 4 million men and women living in Brussels and Wallonia, focusing on information, education and entertainment. Its archives (over 200 000 hours of sound and image programmes) reflect the life of the country, its history and mentalities, covering over 50 years of television and 75 years of radio.