Balkanika Music Television – modern music television with unique format, which started its satellite transmission on August the 15th 2005 and by the beginning of 2013 offers its program in Full HD quality. For more than eight years Balkanika Music Televison has been the only television on the Balkan Peninsula that gathers the most popular artists and the best music hits from all Balkan countries - a unique project with no analogue!
Balkanika Music Television is owned by media group "Q MUSIC MEDIA GROUP" which launched in 2003 the hit music television FEN TV.
The precise selection of music content, the presentation of the best musical projects and events from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Turkey, Montenegro and Albania approved Balkanika Music Television as the most popular music channel on the Balkans.
Pop, Rock, R&B and Hip-Hop, hit songs with ethno elements from all Balkan countries – all of the topic music styles are presented by the program of Balkanika Music Television. Our main goal is to entertain and inform the audience about the best hits and leading artists from all Balkan countries. The development of the television programming schedule is a result of a careful selection of the best music projects and artists, in order to meet the requirements of the audience from all Balkan countries, local and international charts, festivals and music events. Balkanika Music Television is the only television on the Balkans chosen among the first five nominations on Hotbird TV Awards 2008.
Balkanika Music Television covers a wide range of audience of all ages from all Balkan countries as two main groups are standing out:
47% of the audience are aged 18-26 years old;
41.5% - at the age of 27 – 42 years old;
12.5% ??- up to 17 years old and 42 +.
According to the surveys Balkanika Music Television is an integral part of daily life for mostly urban type of people and its viewers are active, educated and travellers. About 48% of these households are representatives of the so-called socially active user group. Over 52% are speaking at least one foreign language and 43% of the audience said that they learned about the latest music hits from the Balkan countries first by Balkanika Music Television. More than 75% of them identify Balkanika Music Television as the main source for getting acquainted with the music of the Balkans.
Balkanika Music Television enjoys the highest popularity in the Balkans, where television is among the Top 5 most watched music televisions and leads convincingly the ranking of the most watched international music television.
Balkanika Music Television is distributed in all Balkan countries such as daily reaching over 9.000.000 households on the Balkan Peninsula and the regions with an established Balkan population in Western Europe (Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland). Balkanika Music Television is spread to USA too.
Balkanika Music Television has won several awards, including:
- Hotbird TV Awards 2008 and 2010 /Italy/
- Best Balkan Music Channel – Oskar Popularnosti /Austria/
- Most Viewed Music Channel - Folk Hit Godine 2009 /Croatia /
- Award for Afirmacija Ohrid Fest – Ohrid Troubadours 2013 / Macedonia /
Balkanika Music Television is a media partner of some of the best Balkan music events such as:
Romanian Music Awards: Romania
Cerbul de Aur: Romania
Pjesme Mediterana: Montenegro
Golden Rocks Fest: Montenegro
Kenga Magjike: Albania
Festival Ohridsko Leto: Маcedonia
Tose Site Te Sakame: Маcedonia
Zenica Festival: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hrvatski Radijski Festival: Croatia
Folk Hit Godine: Croatia
After the successful implementation of several own musical events such as "180 days Balkanika Music Television“ – Sofia; concerts of the band "Bijelo Dugme" and "Srebrni Krila" and many others, Balkanika Music Television created Balkan Music Awards:
Balkan Music Awards since its very first edition in 2010, has established as the largest international musical event of the Balkan Peninsula. During an official ceremony concert of Balkan Music Awards the most successful and prominent artists from all Balkan countries who compete in several categories are awarded for: Best Song, Best Female and Best Male Artist, Best Duet/Group and Best Video on the Balkans.
As the founder and organizer of the Balkan Music Awards Balkanika Music Television awards prize for Exceptional contribution to the development and popularization of the music from the Balkans.
Among the winners of the Balkan Music Awards in 2010 and 2011 were: Goran Bregovic and Anna Vissi - Award for Exceptional contribution to the development and popularization of the music from the Balkans; Elena Paparizou, Inna, MANGA, Andreea Banica, Dino Merlin and Emina Jahovic, Serdar Ortach, Aurelia Gache, Armin Muzaffer, Alicia, Colonia, Elena Risteska, Rebecca Dremel, Natasa Bekvalac, Aca Lukas and Dado Polumenta, Emre Aydin, Emanuela, Sakis Rouvas, Karolina Goceva, Akcent, Nenad Ceranic, Zeljko Joksimovic, Tanja Zagar, Hadise, Murad Boz, Tony Cetinski, Hari Mata Hari, Toni Storaro and Morandi.
Balkan Music Awards, as part of the strategy of Balkanika Music Television to support the development and unification of Balkan music and culture, have confirmed in an irrefutable way it’s slogan - Bridge of the Balkans!