The local media is divided according to the language principle and serves two communities – Latvian and Russian-speaking. Accordingly, publishing houses, television and radio are divided into Latvian and Russian.
Channels that offer content exclusively in Latvian (films, series, entertainment shows, news, etc.) – LTV1, LTV7, TV3, LNT, TV6.
Latvian Television (LTV) is owned by a Latvian television broadcaster. About 60% of the LTV budget is state funding, the company receives the remaining funds from sponsorship packages and the sale of advertising time.
Russian television in Latvia.
First Baltic Channel (ПБК) (Latvian – Pirmais Baltijas Kanāls (PBK)) is a Latvian TV channel created on the basis of Russia’s largest First Channel for broadcasting this channel’s programs in the Baltic States. The channel is broadcast in Russian.
Programs on the ПБК channel include cultural and educational programs, documentaries, television shows and films. The channel also hosts daily programs for children and programs in Russian, incl. daily news.
3+ – Russian-language TV channel in Latvia. 3+ broadcasts popular programs, talk shows and television series produced by Russian (СТС, ТНТ, ТНТ4, Пятница!, Ю) and Ukrainian (Новый канал, СТБ, ТЕТ) TV channels.
Latvijas Radio (LR) – Latvian public radio company.
Latvijas Radio 1 – the content of the radio station’s programs consists of news about events in Latvia and in the world, information about the political, social, economic and cultural life of Latvia, programs for children, as well as religious programs and folk music.
Latvijas Radio 2 – popular Latvian music program.
Latvijas Radio 3 – the radio station includes classical, modern, jazz and world cultural programs.
Latvijas Radio 4 – broadcasts in Russian, as well as in languages of other national minorities living in the country.
Latvijas Radio 5 Pieci.lv – youth radio station.
Available in all regions of Latvia via air broadcasting.
Entertainment radio stations, such as EHR www.ehrhiti.lv or STAR FM https://skaties.lv/starfm/, which can be listened online, are also available in Latvia.