Television in Romania was introduced in August 1955. State television started to broadcast on December 31, 1956. The second television channel followed in 1968, but between 1985 and 1990, there was only one Romanian channel before the return of the second channel. Private broadcasters arrived in the early 1990s, with Antena 1 being the first private television station in Romania.
According to an article on the Romanian newspaper Adevărul, the top TV broadcasters were (based on the average prime-time number of viewers in Oct-Nov 2007): Pro TV (with 615.000 viewers), TVR1 (451.000), Antena 1 (305.000), OTV (272.000), Acasă TV (247.000, now Pro 2), Prima TV (205.000), Realitatea TV (102.000) and Antena 3 (73.000). In early 2015, it was officially announced that the top TV broadcasters are: Pro TV, Antena 1, Antena 3, Kanal D, Romania TV, Realitatea TV, TVR 1, Acasă TV (currently Pro 2), Prima TV.