Radiotelevizija Slovenija

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Radiotelevizija Slovenija is the Slovenian public broadcaster, founded in 1958 as Radio-Televizija Ljubljana along with the rest of Yugoslav Radio Television (JRT). In 1991, when Slovenia became independent, it was renamed to its current name to this day. The broadcaster operates 3 main radio and television stations, with 4 regional radio stations and 2 regional television stations for the Hungarian and Italian-speaking communities of the country.

Startup Logos

1st (known) Logo (1958-1990's?)

Logo: On a light blue background, a golden-gilded statue of a boy (called the "Pastirčka" or "shepherd") is seen on the left side of the screen, appearing to be holding something in his mouth what seems to be a flute, and having his back towards us. A transparent time-lapse video of clouds moving are also seen across the statue as well. The statue starts to rotate to the left, revealing that the boy is holding a flute in his mouth, and then stops rotating. After a few seconds, "RTV" comes zooming in from the middle of the screen and then settles at the bottom left section of the screen, and a white line is drawn below it, bending in several directions to create an line, which is meant to be the silhouette of Ljubljana Castle. After it finishes drawing, a curvy bottom line to represent trees appears below it, followed by "LJUBLJANA" below it as well. The clouds continue to move for a few more seconds before the logo fades out.


  • Before color was introduced in 1976, black and white was used instead.
  • In 1991, the text was altered to say "TV SLOVENIA" in a rather awkward way.
  • TV Koper-Capodistria had special variants used for its start-ups from 1971-1986:
    • 1971-1978: The statue is instead placed on a still cloudy sky backdrop, looks a bit less detailed, and is also a bit further back from the camera. The statue stays still for a few seconds before it starts to rotate to the left and stays in place much like the regular variant. After a few more seconds, the sky changes to that of an evening one and "TV" zooms in before a stylized outline of the Praetorian Palace is drawn. After the windows are drawn, the text "STUDIO-KOPER CAPODISTRIA" appears below.
    • 1978-1986?: The statue is now placed on a plain light blue background, and the statue appears to be further zoomed out. "TV KOPER CAPODISTRIA" types in one-by-one in a yellow Arial font with white outlines next to the statue, and then a new logo for CK (a TV-tube shape with a stylized "TV" and the Praetorian Palace's top points below it) appears in the top right. Unlike the previous logo, this is videotaped.

Technique: The statue rotating, and the logo forming, mostly live-action.

Music/Sounds: A soothing, if somewhat somber, orchestral theme with a clarinet solo in the middle ending with a bombastic finish at the end.

Availability: Extinct. Was seen on startups and closedowns from the channels at the time.

Legacy: For Slovenian (and Italian) residents this evokes a sense of nostalgia.

2nd (known) Logo (2008-2014)

Note: This logo appears at 0:08, and the following logo appears as well at the 1:01 mark.

Logo: TBA.

Technique: The live-action statue spinning in a manner similar to the Anglia Knight as well as the computerized close-ups, blur and chroma key effects.

Music/Sounds: A majestic orchestral fanfare, known as Slovenia's national anthem.

Availability: Extinct.

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