Founded in 1977, the TRM Network is an Italian local television station that tailors its content to the city of Matera, located in the Basilicata region. It has grown over the years to become a leader in audience share in Basilicata and is among the most widely watched television stations throughout southern Italy.
The TRM Network offers regional news and information through a schedule of magazine shows and entertainment programming. In addition to its local news bulletins, the channel has its own roster of popular broadcasts from game shows and quizzes to interviews. Viewers of this free satellite channel can therefore enjoy everything from serious journalism to lively talk shows. But whatever the format, the theme is the same: local information, and only local information! The aim is for residents of Matera to become better informed about what is happening in their neighbourhood, while expatriates watching from abroad can feel closer to home.
Needless to say, while the TRM Network pays due attention to economic, social and political news, it leaves room in its schedules for entertainment. Sporting events and other forms of competition are widely reported across the channel. The TRM Network also organizes and broadcasts its own singing competition featuring local talent from the “City of Pebbles” – a particular favourite with the viewers.
The TRM Network can be watched from any country in Europe, Asia Minor, North Africa and the Middle East covered by the Hot Bird satellite system.