BNT World - a polythematic channel whose program is mainly broadcast abroad to Bulgarian viewers and to foreign audiences interested in Bulgaria.
BNT 4 (БНТ 4) is Bulgaria's international television channel owned and operated by the Bulgarian National Television.
The first broadcast of the program was on 2 May 1999, then under the name "TV Bulgaria". The first program director of "TV Bulgaria" is Agnesa Vasileva.
BNT 's mission is to maintain the responsibility to build public integrity, pluralism, culture and define civic awareness. An important factor in the success of this mission is the active contact with the viewer, who from a passive observer of the television content becomes an active participant and co-author.
A priority in BNT 's activity is not only the production of products for each audience but also its distribution on various platforms and the development of online services. The focus of these platforms is the viewer - anywhere, anytime, any device.
Bulgarian National Television is a national public service provider of audiovisual media services, which operates under the Law on Radio and Television (promulgated SG No.138 / 1998).
BNT provides television activities and additional services for creation and distribution through electronic communications network for terrestrial digital broadcasting with national coverage, in accordance with the individual licenses issued by SEM for the provision of audio-visual media service:
- An individual license for the provision of audiovisual media service under the name " BNT 1 " № LRR-01-3-005-01 dated 26.03.2013.
- An individual license for the provision of audiovisual media service under the name " BNT 2 " № LRR-01-3-005-03 dated 26.03.2013.
- An individual license for the provision of audiovisual media service under the name " BNT HD " № LRR-01-3-005-04 dated 4 February 2014.
- BNT creates a television program " BNT WORLD " for distribution by satellite on the basis of Council of Ministers Decision No. 663 / 07.12.1998.
- Registration Decision № 01 / 01.05.2006. of the Electronic Media Council.
Bulgarian National Television creates national and regional programs, broadcasts abroad, including for Bulgarians abroad, broadcasts intended for Bulgarian citizens for whom the Bulgarian language is not their mother tongue, including their language.
Bulgarian National Television creates programs and programs or assigns them to independent producers and to participate in joint productions. The creation of audio-visual works by independent producers is carried out through competition and contracting with BNT. The principles of relations and the procedure for the production of joint productions, for conducting competitions and for concluding contracts with independent producers shall be laid down in rules of procedure adopted by the Management Board.
Producers of news and current affairs programs with political and economic topics distributed in the programs of the Bulgarian National Television may be Bulgarian National Television only. In accordance with the requirements of the Radio and Television ActBNT provides free television time upon request, program time for addresses by the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister, the Prosecutor General, the Presidents of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Administrative Court and the Supreme Court of Cassation, for the direct transmission of plenary resolutions National Assembly and for the broadcasting of parliamentary control. BNT provides free program time for appeals to believers at the request of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and other officially registered denominations. BNT provides free program time for the transmission of significant religious ceremonies in the manner described in the preceding article and if there is a program opportunity.
The structure and organization of the activities of the Bulgarian National Television are regulated by the Rules, which regulate the main functions and tasks of the structural units in the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
BNT is a member of the European Union of Public Broadcasters (EBU), the Organization of Public Broadcasters in Europe (CIRCOM Regional), the International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT).
Since 2018, BNT is a member of the COPEAM - Permanent Conference of Audiovisual Operators of the Mediterranean Region.