Also known as TVRI, TVR International is a Romanian television station available for free on satellite in Europe, North America and the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. A subsidiary of the public broadcasting company Televiziunea Româna (Romanian Television), it was launched in 1995 and its offices are located in Bucharest. Its programming is based mainly on live or delayed broadcasts of flagship shows from two other Romanian public television channels, TVR 1 and TVR 2. TVR International offers content mainly in the Romanian language, with a small selection of programmes also being aired in a mixture Romanian and English, the latter covering topics making the headlines across the country and around the globe.
National and international news coverage plays an important part in the schedules of this free to view entertainment channel. Morning, noon and evening, the station broadcasts live news bulletins from its sister channel TVR 1. Throughout the year the channel covers the highlights of the country’s social and political calendar, with parliamentary sessions and military broadcasts regularly shown. In addition, TVR International’s schedules include shows and debates on various key discussion points of the moment, examining the realities of life in Romania. Documentaries, movies and drama series also feature among the channel’s varied range of offerings. Generally made in Romania, these television programmes provide insights into the culture and way of life of the Romanian people and society.