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Television in El Kadsre started operations on March 25, 1951.


El Kadsreian television has its roots in 1934, when IBS (Imperial Broadcasting Service) started regular broadcasts using a 30-line-system. After seven years of test trials, IBS was taken off the air in 1941 when the Sentanese Empire entered World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor. IBS went back on air in 1946 and aired for another four years, until IBS was taken off the air for one last time after the Sentanese Empire collapsed at the end of the Eight-Day War.

In 1948, the Matsushita family launched IMN (Imperial Matsushita Network) after two years of test screenings. In 1949, the studio moved to Matsushita Studios (now El TV Kadsre Television Centre). After the Eight-Day War, the Matsushita family forcefully renamed IMN to EKTV.

On March 25, 1951, El Kadsreian Television, the first channel was opened to the public in 4pm. During its first day, the channel ran the news program, the Japanese dub of the 1928 film The Broadway Melody, the exhibition show in Caelum and the concert.

Color television experiments began in 1957 with the news program. This was until 1963 when full-time color TV broadcasts began. By 1964, all television channels were transitioned into color. B&W television experiments were continued in regional television until the early 1970s. The last television channel to air in black and white in El Kadsre, Erast Television in the Erast region, transitioned into color in 1976.

In 1960, El TV Kadsre expanded its schedule with a recorded 60-minute science show at 6 pm. The schedule in 1961 was expanded with a 4pm-6pm slot for children's television programs. 

Programs were recorded or aired live. Initially only live broadcasts aired, but since 1960 recorded programming also aired.

In the 1970s, the anime genre of animated programming started becoming popular, with major anime studios such as Toei Animation and El TV Kadsre Animation running into the scene. Anime did not really take off when Drillimation Studios' The Drillimation Series started to become popular in the western world in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In 1994, EEKTV, C12, CTV, CBS, TVS, ONT, WN and EKCN were all acquired by the newly-formed non-profit organization Regional El Kadsreian Federation Television.

In 1995, saw the introduction of digital television in El Kadsre. The first digital television channel was DTV (Digital Television). The aspect ratio is 16:9 while the quality is 480p. It was the only digital television channel before Astra Digital and El TV Kadsre Digital were both started airing in 1996. In August 2004, Banushen Television became the first El Kadsreian channel switch to 16:9 widescreen format and officially launching HD transmission. The digital switchover was completed in 2011.

The first El Kadsreian television program was shot in high definition in 1996 was El Kadsre La Especial '96 aired on El TV Kadsre Digital.

In 2016, El TV Kadsre launched El TV Kadsre 4K, the first ultra high-definition television channel.

In late-2017, El Kadsreian television broadcasters began test trials for DVBW for support up to 8K resolution at 960 frames per second and 23:9 cinematic aspect ratio. The first 21:9 ultra-wide TV channels was BTV UW and RGN Cinematic HD.


Local programming

The first locally produced TV programmes in El Kadsre were in English and Japanese.


El TV Kadsre Television Network

Banushen Media Corporation

Regal Group Network

Viva Inc.

CPN Media Group

Media El Kadsre

Star Media

ENT Television Network

  • ENT
  • ENT Tayori
  • ENT Sekai

Miyagawa Broadcasting Service

  • MHS
  • MNN


Pay television providers


In 1986, streaming television entered the El Kadsre market. About one-quarter of the population now uses streaming as a form of television.

Service providers include:

  • SkyFuture
  • Lightbox
  • Neon
  • Netflix
  • Quickflix
  • Constellator
  • Amazon Prime
  • Crunchyroll
  • AbemaTV
  • Movietime
  • AnimeLab
  • YouTube Premium
  • Viewster
  • Viewmove
  • VidSpace Plus
  • Cignal Now
  • Moview
  • iFlix
  • OnePlay
  • HOOQ
  • Disney+
  • iWantTFC
  • El TV Player Plus
  • CPN+ Premium

Free providers include:

  • El TV Player
  • Banushen On Demand
  • RGN+
  • Viva Play
  • CPN+
  • AbemaTV El Kadsre

Most-viewed television channels

  1. El TV Kadsre 1 (43.0%)
  2. RGN (40.3%)
  3. Banushen Television (38.9%)
  4. CPN One (37.6%)
  5. Viva (34.5%)
  6. TTV (29.7%)


Symbol Abbreviation Name Airing times
P09.png P Preschoolers 24 hours (depends on channel)
C09.png C Children 24 hours (depends on channel)
G09.png G General 24 hours
PG09.png PG Parental Guidence 24 hours
M09.png M Mature 24 hours
AO09.png AO Adults Only Between 10:00am to 3:00pm and 7:30pm to 6:00am
AV09.png AV Adults Only (Adult Violence) Between 10:00pm to 6:00am

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