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from Adama (also known as Nazret) and claims to reach a potential
audience of 15 million people in Oromia and neighbouring regions.
The station broadcasts for seven hours per day, mostly
in Oromo. There are also selected
programmes in Amharic and English.
Programming consists mainly of news, music and light
entertainment and educational programmes.
From Monday to Friday, Oromia Television is on air for
an hour at breakfast time from 07.00 to 08.00, an hour at lunch time, from
12.30 to 13.30 and for four hours in the evening from 19.00 to 23.00. Its
evening broadcast starts earlier at weekends.
The station began broadcasting in 2009.
Television’s signal is distributed throughout the Oromia region and beyond by a
series of 2 KW transmitters in the following locations:
Adama (also known as Nazret)
forms part of the Oromia Mass Media Agency. This also operates Oromia Radio, which broadcasts on
Medium Wave to the same region, and Finfine
FM, which covers the city of Adama and the surrounding area.
Oromia Mass Media
Agency is the largest regional broadcaster in Ethiopia. According to the 2011
ERIS Media Mapping survey, it employs nearly 200 full-time journalists and
nearly 100 part-timers.
- Oromia Mass Media Agency
- PO Box 2919