Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (English: Albanian Radio and Television – RTSH) is the public broadcaster of Albania, founded in 1938 in Tirana.
RTSH runs two analogue and digital television stations RTSH 1 HD and RTSH 2 HD (formerly called TVSH and TVSH 2 standing for Televizioni Shqiptar), five digital thematic television stations known as RTSH, and three radio stations using the name Radio Tirana. In addition, four regional radio and TV stations serve in Gjirokastër, Korçë, Kukës, and Shkodër.
The international radio service broadcasts radio programmes in Albanian and seven other languages via medium wave (AM) and short wave (SW). and uses the theme from the song “Këputa një gjethe dafine” as its signature tune. The international television service via satellite RTSH 3 HD (former TVSH Sat) was launched in 1993 and is aimed at Albanian-speaking communities in Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and northern Greece, plus the Albanian diaspora in the rest of Europe. Since 1999, RTSH has been a member of the European Broadcasting Union.
RTSH is the official organizer of the Albanian Song Festival Festivali i Kenges, the winner of which represents Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest. RTSH is funded by a combination of commercial advertising, a licence fee of US$12.00 and grant-in-aid from the Albanian government.