About the Corporation

Republic TV and Radio Corporation «Kazakhstan»

JSC «Republic TV and Radio Corporation «Kazakhstan» is a state TV and radio corporation that implements the information policy of our state.

Today, JSC «RTRK «Kazakhstan» unites in its structure: the national TV channel «Qazaqstan», TV channels «Qazsport», «Balapan», «Abai TV», «Kazakh Radio», radio «Shalqar», radio «Astana», radio» Classic « and regional TV and radio companies.

TV audience coverage - 99 % and radio audience coverage - 88.74 % of the population of Kazakhstan. In addition, the Corporation's signal can be received by residents of the border territories of neighboring countries (the Russian Federation, Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan).

The broadcasting network of the TV channel «Kazakhstan» includes news, TV series, feature films, documentaries and other programs. The corporation's media assets meet the needs of a wide audience of radio and television broadcasting.

The first state sports TV channel «Qazsport» carries out live broadcasts from all regions of Kazakhstan, also it is available in the national television broadcasting system «Otau TV» and programs of cable operators. 70% of the total broadcast volume covers sports broadcasts, including broadcasts of the championships of Kazakhstan, key and popular sports and live broadcasts of major foreign sports competitions. The TV channel «Qazsport» broadcasts 20 hours a day.

The children's TV channel «Balapan» started broadcasting on September 27, 2010. The programming of the TV channel implies age differentiation, taking into account the characteristics of the children's and youth audience. 100 % of the average daily broadcast of the TV channels «Qazaqstan» and «Balapan» is carried out in the state language.


Abai TV channel

Abai TV channel, which has entered the information space under the slogan «a mirror of intelligence», broadcasts in Kazakh and Russian languages 17 hours a day (from 07:00 to 00:00). 80% of TV products are being broadcasted in Kazakh language. The channel is broadcasting through the national satellite operator «Otau TV», cable networks» Alma TV», «ID TV». There is also an opportunity to view online through the official website www.abaitv.kz. 

The TV channel presents to the audience the pearls of national and world art and culture, masterpieces of literary and historical heritage of different nationalities, such types of art as performances and ballets. One of the main tasks of the new channel, which is joining the national TV channel on the eve of the 175th anniversary of the great poet, is to contribute to the development of the heritage of Hakim Abai.

«Qazaq radiosy» is the largest radio broadcasting network in the country, covering the audience of radio listeners not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the border areas of Russia, China, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Priority areas of «Qazaq radiosy»: objective coverage of the democratic transformations of sovereign Kazakhstan, positive changes in the economy, social sphere, and culture. On the radio, you can hear programs which cover the topics of politics, economy, agriculture, international harmony, culture and education in two languages.

Radio «Shalqar» is a structural division of the Qazaq radio, which broadcasts only in the state language. The main concept of radio «Shalqar» is the preservation and development of the spiritual heritage of the Kazakh people. Thematic focus: information and analytical, literary and musical, historical and educational programs.

Radio «Astana» - is an information and music radio station. The first airing took place on January 19, 1999 on the frequency 101.4 FM with a broadcast volume of 18 hours. The radio broadcasts only in the territory of Astana.

Radio «Classic» is the first classical music radio station in Kazakhstan. This is a joint media project of the Republic TV and radio corporation «Kazakhstan» and the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy. The radio format is «Classical»: classical music of different genres, national schools and trends, aimed at the audience without age restrictions.

Internet portal www.qazaqstan.tv - the official website of JSC «RTRK «Kazakhstan», registered on December 3, 2009 as a single page in the Kazakhstan segment of the Internet.

Since March 13, 2017, the TV channel «Kazakhstan» presents a new version of the official website that meets all the requirements of the modern user.

Easy navigation, large images, intuitive interface, search function available on all pages of the site and high speed of page updates-all to ensure that users of the site easily and quickly find their favorite programs and learn about new projects of the TV channel.

You can view live TV shows directly from the main page and from any pages of the site from the main menu. On the website you can watch live three TV channels: «Qazaqstan», «Qazsport» and «Balapan».

Currently, all popular social networks have official pages of the portal and individual channels. A convenient mobile application of the site was also created, thanks to which any interested user has the opportunity to view the projects of the TV channel online, as well as the schedule of programs and the archive.


The Purpose Of The Corporation:

In the most important areas of the Corporation's broadcasting policy – information, educational, entertainment – balance and objectivity in the presentation of information, popularization and promotion of the values of national and world culture, the ideas of humanism and friendship between the peoples of the Republic of Kazakhstan prevails.


Stages of development of the Corporation

The history of the Corporation originates from the beginning of broadcasting in 1922 of the Kazakh radio and regular TV programs of the first Television channel of the Republic, created in 1958.

Over the decades of creative work, the corporation's employees and journalists have received a considerable number of international, state and prestigious professional awards, as well as agreements with international broadcasting organizations.

On June 17, 2013, JSC «Republic TV and Radio Corporation «Kazakhstan» joined the Association for International Broadcasting (Association for International Broadcasting), which includes more than 50 major international and national TV and radio broadcasters, including BBC World, Al-Jazeera, Bloomberg, Eurosport, France 24, Russia Today, Deutsche Welle and other well-known and authoritative electronic media.

Membership in this organization will allow the Corporation to implement the tasks of improving the management of media assets based on international experience, conclude strategic partnership agreements with major international broadcasters, and enter the global media market.

On July 29, 2013, Kazakhstan TV and Radio Corporation joined the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development), which unites 100 major international and national broadcasters, including the Malaysian Broadcasting Corporation (RTM), Singapore Broadcasting Corporation «MediaCorp», State Radio of India, Korean Broadcasting Company «KBS», Australian Broadcasting Corporation «ABC», etc.

Cooperation with this organization will allow the Corporation to implement the tasks of improving the management of media assets based on international experience, conclude strategic partnership agreements with major international broadcasters, and enter the Kazakh company into the global media market.

On August 28, 2013, in Nur-Sultan city, JSC «RTRK» Kazakhstan «signed an agreement on mutually beneficial cooperation with the British company «BBC World News».

The document provides for the application and development of high standards and technologies in the field of broadcasting on a long-term and mutually beneficial basis.

Within the framework of the signed memorandum, it is planned to exchange experience and knowledge in order to implement joint projects in the field of communications, national and corporate branding, as well as to study and implement technologies and standards of international broadcasting in Kazakhstan.

In order to strengthen cooperation, as well as to exchange experience, JSC «RTRK «Kazakhstan» has signed memorandum with a number of foreign TV channels that have authority in the international arena.

For example, on March 4, 2014, JSC «RTRK «Kazakhstan» signed a cooperation agreement with China Central Television, which provides an opportunity to exchange news programs, conduct live broadcasts of breaking news, interviews and filming by TV channel teams.

On January 15, 2015, a memorandum of understanding and cooperation was signed with DEUTSCHE WELLE (Germany), which aims to continue cooperation and joint work in the field of television and online events.

Also on September 21, 2015, a memorandum was signed with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise «All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company» (VGTRK).

Cooperation goals: improvement of business processes for the production of audiovisual products; technical and information modernization; increasing competitiveness and access to foreign markets; expanding the target audience; combating piracy on the Internet; professional development, training and retraining of personnel.

Also in the fall of 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed between Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Republic TV and Radio Corporation «Kazakhstan», the purpose of which is to implement joint television projects, exchange experience, and protect copyright and related rights in both countries.

The pride of JSC RTRK «Kazakhstan» is the «Golden Fund», which stores more than 10 thousand television programs, videos and more than 100 thousand unique recordings of the Kazakh radio, many of which are priceless.

Since the 1950s, the employees of the Gold Fund have been painstakingly working to accumulate and preserve recordings, phonograms of performances, interviews of famous state and public figures, writers, artists, as well as musical works and concerts performed by legendary groups and individual performers. Currently, in order to ensure the reliable preservation of the audio and video recordings of the fund, a permanent digitization process is being carried out.

Today we have a team of modern-minded, talented, creative workers, among whom there are many winners of various international and national awards.

So, in April 2014, the team of JSC RTRK «Kazakhstan» became the winner of the European Commission competition for the best coverage of the public service of Kazakhstan. The aim of the competition was to support and encourage the best authors and media groups whose materials contribute to the common cause-the reform of the civil service of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

And in the first half of 2016, 384 employees of JSC «RTRC «Kazakhstan» in total were awarded, of which 70 employees were awarded letters of appreciation from the Chairman of the Board of JSC «RTRC «Kazakhstan», 11 – state awards, 23 – department’s awards, 1 golden medal of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan, 1 – medal of the Union of employees from the sphere of communications and telecommunications, 1 – solemn medal «Toktogul-150» and 277 employees were awarded other various medals.


Technical capabilities of the Corporation

The technical capabilities of the Corporation allows to create more than 60 own produced TV programs for the National TV channel «Kazakhstan» in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. 

14 regional branches use 30 hardware and studio units to produce their own programs.

More than 150 programs are produced at 8 sound-editing hardware and 3 sound-recording hardware stations, and radio broadcasting of Kazakh Radio, radio «Shalkar», radio «Astana» and radio «Classic» is carried out.


Corporate governance bodies

The sole shareholder of JSC «RTRK» Kazakhstan « is the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan within the powers defined by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Charter of the Company.

The management body is the Board of Directors, the executive body is the Management Board.

Board of Directors - the governing body, administering the activities of the company, except for the issues referred by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the company's Charter to the exclusive competence of the Sole shareholder or the Board, as well as control over the activities of the management Board of the company within its competence.

The activities of the Board of Directors are based on the principles of reasonableness, efficiency, integrity, honesty, responsibility and accuracy. In its activities, the Board of Directors is guided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Company's Charter, the Regulations on the Board of Directors of JSC «RTRK «Kazakhstan», the Company's Corporate Governance Code and other internal documents.


Governance

Management of the JSC «RTRC «Kazakhstan» is a collegial Executive body of the company, which decides all questions of its current activities, except for those who belong to the exclusive competence of the Sole shareholder and the Board of Directors of the company in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On joint stock companies» and the Charter of JSC «RTRC «Kazakhstan».

The Management Board of the Company is responsible to the higher bodies of the Company for performing the functions and tasks assigned to it.

The functions, rights and obligations of the members of the Management Board are determined by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Company's Charter, and the Regulations on the Management Board of JSC «RTRK «Kazakhstan». 

The main principles of action of the members of the Management Board: responsibility, efficiency, honesty, integrity, accuracy, reasonableness, regularity.