Al Watanya II

Wataniya 2, the second public television channel, was created by Ben Ali in 1994. At that time it was called Canal 21.

Key facts

Audience Share

MD

Ownership Type

public

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

free content

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

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Media Companies / Groups

Établissement de la télévision tunisienne

Ownership

Company

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1994

Founder

Tunisian state

Affiliated Interests Founder

Launched on November 7, 1994 (the anniversary of the coup against Bourguiba in 1987), on behalf of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Ceo

Rached Younes

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Appointed after the controversial dismissal of Mustapha Ben Letaief in November 2015 by the government. His appointment was rejected by the HAICA and SNJT.

Editor-In-Chief

Senda Gharbi Baccari (Director)

Other Important People

Presidency of the Government

Affiliated Interests other important people

The CEO of the Tunisian television shall be appointed by the Presidency of the Government upon favourble opinion of the HAICA

Contact

Boulevard de la Ligue arabeNotre Dame

Tel: +216 71 800 844

web@tunisiatv.tn

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

22.44 Mio. $ / 49.017 Mio. TND (budget 2015)

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

-10 Mio. $ / -22 Mio. TND (2015)

Advertising (in % of total funding)

(22%)

Market Share

MD

Further Information

Sources

Interview with the Communication Officer of the Presidency of the Government

  • Project by
    Alkhatt
  •  
    Reporters without borders
  • Funded by
    BMZ