27. febrúar 2015


Ríkisútvarpið RUV - The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service - is an independent public service broadcaster, formally owned by the Icelandic state. It started operation in 1930. RUV is financially independent, its principal sources of income being the licence fee and revenues from advertisements. RUV's income can only be allocated for broadcasting purposes. RUV operates one television channel and two radio channels that cover the whole of Iceland as well as the website ruv.is. According to the Broadcasting Act the main obligation of RUV is to promote the Icelandic language, Icelandic history and Iceland's cultural heritage. The RUV should also honour basic democratic rules, human rights and the freedom of speech and opinion.

Channel 1: Classical music and documentaries, live stream 24 hours a day
Channel 2: Pop music and current affairs, live stream 24 hours a day

RUV's headquarters, radio and television department is located at:

Efstaleiti 1
150 Reykjavík
tel. (+354) 515 3000
fax (+354) 515 3010

Some E-mail addresses:

Television's general management and programming: istv@ruv.is
News department: frettir@ruv.is
Sports department: sport@ruv.is
Teletext: tvtext@ruv.is
Web: webmaster@ruv.is
Advertising department (TV and radio): auglysingar@ruv.is
Radio and television archives: archives@ruv.is