The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) is an Ethiopian public service broadcaster. It is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and it is the country's oldest and largest broadcaster.
EBC was established by the order of Emperor Haile Selassie and initially operated by a British firm, Thomson. It's 100% owned by the Ethiopian government. Its programming includes news, sport, music and other entertainment.
A majority of the programming is broadcast in Amharic, the official federal language of the government of Ethiopia. In addition, some news segments are broadcast in other languages such as Afaan Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya, Qafaraf, Harari, as well as English.
EBC has entertainment programs like Ethiopian Idol, which features similar content to American talent show American Idol. In recent years, ETV has transmitted a few matches per week from some European Football Leagues (Spanish La Liga and English Premier League), plus some international matches. EBC transmits its programs on 4 satellite stations.