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Association of Commercial Broadcasters of the Federation of Phinbella

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ARF - Association of Commercial Broadcasters of the Federation of Phinbella
Type Radio and terrestrial television network commercial broadcaster
Country Phinbella Phinbella
Broadcast area Phinbella Free area of the Federation, Kota Hilir, Tri-State Area and Tanah Baharu
Headquarters Pos Appat, Negara Awan
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Owner Dōmoyuchi Group
through Fourteen Television Holdings
Key people Kai Ishikami, Chairman
Launched 5 June -25BP; 45 years ago (-25BP-06-05)
Founder Matsuhiro Takamayaki, Tun Sahar Muhammad and Kang Dong-seul
Website phinfanmade/broadcasting/arf

ARF – Association of Commercial Broadcasters of the Federation of Phinbella (Sangunese: フィンベラ連邦の商業放送局の作業部会, translit.: Finbera renpō no shōgyō hōsōkyoku no sagyō bukai?, Germanian: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der kommerziellen Rundfunkanstalten der Föderation von Phinbella; Phineaner: Persatuan Penyiar Komersial Persekutuan; Taesongean: 핀벨라연방의상업방송국의작업부회; Hanja: 핀벨라連邦의商業放送局의作業部会; RRPhinbella Yeonbang-ui Sangeop Bangsongguk-ui Jakeobbuhoe; Batavian: Vereniging van de Commerciële Omroepinstellingen van de Federatie van Phinbella; Afrikaans: Vereniging van die kommersiële uitsaaiers-instellings van die federasie van Phinbella) is a joint organization of Phinbellan regional commercial radio and television network broadcasters, the television network is fully controlled by the Dōmoyuchi Shimbun newspaper. It was founded in -25BP as a commercial broadcasting network to represent the common interests of new and decentralized broadcasting services – in particular the introduction of joint broadcasting networks in the Free area of the Federation, dependencies and the special administrative territories. The network's responsibilities include the syndication of entity-wide non-news television programs and television news programs to its regional affiliates, and the exchange of news between stations.

ARF maintains and operates a Federation-wide television network known as De Veertiende ("The Fourteenth") where it is broadcast terrestrially on Channel 14 in Negara Awan. The ARF network – De Veertiende began broadcasting on 14 September -28BP under the name Phinbellasche Commerciële Televisie (フィンベラの商業テレビ, Finbera no shōgyō terebi?, Kommerzielles Fernsehen von Phinbellan; Televisyen Komersial Phinbella), later renamed Federatie Eerste Commerciële Televisie – Kanaal 14 (連邦最初の商業テレビ – 第14チャンネル, Renpō saisho no shōgyō terebi – Dai 14 Chan'neru?, Föderation Erstes Kommerzielles Fernsehen – Kanal 14; Televisyen Komersial Pertama Persekutuan – Saluran 14) in -10BP corporate redesign in the same year; after that it adopted its current short name of De Veertiende in RP 2606. ARF also operates a 24-hour news channel, EineNews, which is available on subscription television platforms and also broadcasts on selected ARF affiliates during the night. The programmes produced by the ARF are broadcast through its terrestrial broadcasting network throughout the Free area of the Federation, and it can also be broadcast outside of this entity and abroad via satellite services.

De Veertiende is also a key station for this network, until now ARF has approximately 16 affiliated stations throughout the territories of the Free area of the Federation and special administrative territories (except Oriental Hispanioéire Taemhwan), and it also has satellite stations for programs that were once broadcast by ARF stations. ARF affiliate stations operate over 50 regional and local radio stations and 16 regional television networks, some of which have opted out of nationwide daytime programming.



  • Germanian: "Arbeitsgemeinschaft – der kommerziellen Rundfunkanstalten – der Föderation von Phinbella"
  • 'Consortium' ("Working group") or Association – of the commercial broadcasting institutions – of the Federation of Phinbella'

commercial broadcasting institution means a broadcaster that is not owned by the government, nor a government-owned company, but is owned by a public company that is commercially generated and traded freely on the stock exchange. This means that ARF can be 'owned' by anyone.

Early stages

The history of ARF begins in -43BP, where a broadcaster and radio presenter at the time, Steve van Sterich-chan (best known as the main supporter of Voice of Free Forajasaki) stated that commercial broadcasting would be established in the Phineonesian region, especially in Phinbella and Forajasaki. The structure of local broadcasting in the Phineonesian region, the rejection of government influence, and also affiliation with the press and their respective ideologies are key to commercial and private radio and television institutions. According to the Kunapuran-Forajasakian writer, Ferdinand Muragan, Steve had recommended a prominent newspaper publishing company owner, Matsuhiro Takamayaki along with other local newspaper agency executives to form an institution for commercial broadcasters under the newspaper agency. Matsuhiro then persuaded the government authorities of the time to establish a commercial broadcasting network in the Phinbellan area only, and not in the rest of the Phinbellan region, especially in Taemhwanian area. As a result of that discussion, the first commercial radio station was launched in Melekeok in -42BP. Since the first commercial radio station was launched, there have been several local commercial radio stations launched during that period and merged with the first radio station. Until -34BP, as many as 10 local commercial radio stations were launched.

In -32BP, the first TV broadcasting license for a commercial broadcaster was granted to Matsuhiro through Dōmoyuchi Press, and since then, the Phinbellan Commercial Television Network Corporation was established on January 10, -30BP. However, due to delays in delivering the equipment used for broadcasting, testing was postponed with significant from the scheduled initial date. It led to public broadcasters AVRO, PPAR, SPIP, FKTRV and FCRV establishing the Phinbellan Television Foundation (PhTF-PhTS; now known as FPPO 1) and becoming the first to start broadcasting TV programs on 20 December -29BP. On September 8, -28BP, KFP began broadcasting trials and eight days later, on September 14, KFP officially began broadcasting TV programs as the first commercial broadcaster in Phinbella, and it was also the second commercial television channel in the Phineonesian region after Media Sinar TV5 in Forajasaki.

KFP noticed that the large number of new TV licenses issued by the Inter-Phinbella Postal Authority in the late -30BPs, although plans to expand ARF's radio and television broadcasts throughout Phinbella did not proceed because the licenses granted to KFP were limited to the Kernsopolis and Tampines areas only, a broadcasting station for the Nah'yok Bouki sector based in Providenciales was established by the Dōmoyuchi Shimbun Group and granted a separate broadcasting license for the entire Keijinshin metropolitan area under the name Sender Freies Providenciales. In early -27BP, Dōmoyuchi Shimbun and Phinbellan Commercial Television began to establish TV stations outside the Kernsopolis-Tampines area, and in the same year SFP-TV began broadcasting on March 10 which marked the beginning of KFP's expansion to the Keijinshin area including Danville and its surroundings.

Establishment of ARF

-10BPs–RP 2600s

RP 2610s



Like radio stations in other public and commercial broadcasting networks, ARF member stations also usually produce their own radio programming. Some ARF member stations usually partner with ARF centralized radio stations for common radio service in most of their market areas. Most ARF affiliate stations have at least three to five radio stations including FM radio stations for different programming, be it news, youth and music oriented. At night several member stations will deliver regular evening programming produced on a rotating system by the ARF stations themselves, the programming is divided into four services which are: ヒットナイト hittonaito (light music), 夜のコンサート yoru no konsāto (classical music), インフォナイト infonaito (all news) and ポップナイト poppunaito (pop music). Most services in ARF member radio stations are on both the AM and FM broadcast bands, although some services are also available on DAB.

ARF only has more than 50 radio stations provided by regional affiliate broadcasters, but ARF does not have a radio service for national coverage compared to its television service.


ARF's main television channels are the nationwide De Veertiende and fourteen regional channels operated by different regional affiliate broadcasting institutions. The channel is available on analogue terrestrial transmitters and is still broadcast until now, moreover the channel has also been available on digital terrestrial transmitters since RP 2607. De Veertiende and third programs (regional syndicated programmes), like local radio stations, as a commercial broadcaster, are basically financed by on-air advertising, where ads are usually aired during non-news broadcast times, including on ARF non-news programs, but the amount of on-air advertising on news programs is very limited.

De Veertiende broadcasts across Phinbella at least 20 to 21 hours a day like the other commercial Phinbellan broadcasters. ARF affiliates all, jointly or usually separately, operate their own regional channels, known collectively as the Dai San-kai puroguramu (第3回プログラム?, "Third Programme"; "Program Ketiga"; "제3프로그램") – but all local broadcasts are branded with the number 14 after the broadcaster's name including regional broadcasts not broadcast on channel 14, such as HR14 in Kota Hilir which is broadcast on channel 14, and also DR14 in Drusselstein which is broadcast on channel 9. This regional channel schedule also includes sub-regional allocations at certain times, specifically for local news including RDP Politama sub-regional for territory of Politama and RDP Dong Ping for the territory of the Islands of Dong Ping.

Each regional channel of the regional broadcaster ARF will co-broadcast with De Veertiende including news programs and also certain programming, it includes four and a half hours of co-programming with other commercial broadcasters (including linguistic regional commercial broadcasters in the Oriental Hispanioéire Taemhwan) every weekday. Hallim Broadcasting (HBC) also has its own television station but because this broadcaster is a cross-net broadcaster that is also affiliated with THN, it is expected that HBC only has programming time from De Veertiende and does not have a dedicated television station for local programming.

Digital terrestrial LCN is usually "14" including De Veertiende nationwide, but there are regional broadcasting stations that use LCN channels other than channel 14 such as Rundfunk Politama-Dongping and Hallim Broadcasting which use channel 9, Soekarnograd TV uses channel 5, Drusselsteinischer Rundfunk uses channel 8 and Radio Dindings use channel 10. Of the broadcast stations that do not use "14" for the remote control key ID, except for RDP (UHF analog master channel channel 37) and RD in Dindings (VHF channel analog master station channel 11), the channel number analog master station transmission is inherited.

ARF also has three additional channels as part of the ARF Digital World Service Initiative package, among them EineNews which is a television news channel and Var14 which is an entertainment channel that broadcasts local dramas, anime and reality shows. In addition, ARF has a BS satellite channel known as BS-ARF which was launched in RP 2600, this satellite channel broadcasts programs that used to be broadcast on De Veertiende and ARF regional stations, and also has CS satellite channels among which ARF NatPlus (CS301) and also ARF NatSportsG (CS267).

Institutions and member organizations

Current broadcasters

Broadcasting area(s) Station LCN Start date of broadcast Date of affiliation Note(s)
Territory Region On air branding Abbr. Call sign
Nationwide De Veertiende 14TV TQFX 14 September 14, -28BP (-28BP-09-14) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Nationwide flagship station; core station
Capital Area (including remote islands) Gangwol Hauptstadtrundfunk HSR TQHF 14 December 1, -42BP (-42BP-12-01) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Western flagship station; core station
Keijinshin Metropolitan Region Keiki Sender Freies Providenciales SFP TQIX 14 March 10, -35BP (-35BP-03-10) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Eastern flagship station; core station
Maritime Territories (except Providenciales) Pan-Eilandbewoners Omroep PEO TQOS 14 April 26, -31BP (-31BP-04-26) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Core station
Phinbellan dependencies Isonkankei Kokusai Hōsō DIBS TQPI 14 April 16, -12BP (-12BP-04-16) April 16, -12BP (-12BP-04-16)
Kota Hilir Gangwol Hilirischer Rundfunk HR TQRK 14 November 14, -27BP (-27BP-11-14) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Core station
Tanah Baharu Soekarnograd TV STV TQVX 5 April 1, -35BP (-35BP-04-01) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Core station
Dindings Tempasuku Radio Dindings RD TQRD 10 August 10, -34BP (-34BP-08-10) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Core station
Turku and Hōri Tempasuku Tsurukuhōri Hōsō THF TQXN 14 November 14, -32BP (-32BP-11-14) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Core station
Drusselstein Tempasuku Drusselsteinischer Rundfunk DR TQDS 8 October 8, -22BP (-22BP-10-08) October 8, -22BP (-22BP-10-08)
Manschūhōria Tempasuku Shinhōdokyō Hōsō SHR TQSX 14 January 10, -30BP (-30BP-01-10) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Core station
Politama Kepulauan Rundfunk Politama-Dongping RPD TQJX 9 November 11, -25BP (-25BP-11-11) November 11, -25BP (-25BP-11-11)
Islands of Dong Ping Kepulauan
Halim Jifū Hallim Broadcasting HBC TQBH 9 July 1, -16BP (-16BP-07-01) July 1, -16BP (-16BP-07-01) Primary affiliate; also affiliated with THN
Tanintʃhourim Tanintschurimischer Rundfunk TR TQTR 14 December 8, -22BP (-22BP-12-08) October 1, RP 2619 (RP 2619-10-01)
Cyberaya Haeseo Cyberayanischer Rundfunk CR TQCR 14 January 26, -5BP (-5BP-01-26) January 26, -5BP (-5BP-01-26)
Orange Free State Haeseo Uitsaai Internasionale Oranje UIO TQXH 14 July 1, -23BP (-23BP-07-01) July 1, -23BP (-23BP-07-01)
Soccsksargen Seopin Seophinbella Bangsong RSB TQKF 14 January 23, -37BP (-37BP-01-23) June 5, -25BP (-25BP-06-05) Core station
Koitchhi State Seopin
Shandānø'kaí PES
Aziziyah PES
Paminorshan Free State PES
Nationwide (Broadcasting Satellite) BS-ARF BS-14 14 December 1, RP 2600 (RP 2600-12-01) December 1, RP 2600 (RP 2600-12-01)

Areas without an ARF stations

Territory Region Station(s) from neighbouring prefecture News gathering
Nabor Klafterschft Keiki PEO (Maritime Territories), SFP (Keijinshin) PEO (Maritime Territories)
Kantō-shū Islands Gwandong-ju For radio programming: Hauptstadtradio (FSCT), RD (Dindings) Hauptstadtradio (FSCT)
For TV programming on cable providers: 14TV (FSCT), RD (Dindings) 14TV (FSCT)
Western Nijima Nijima PEO (Maritime Territories) ARF Ever Grande Bureau
Syōnan Archipelago PES
Oriental Hispanioéire Taemhwan N/A ARF Ҭvuҟovarь Bureau

Former broadcasters

Overseas bureau and other organizations

Apart from 17 affiliated members, ARF also has 25 correspondent offices throughout Phinbella including in Kota Hilir, Tri-State Area, Tanah Baharu and Oriental Hispanioéire Taemhwan, and outside Phinbella including in Forajasaki, Plazas de Irian, Sanpantul (Çakaristan), Hurmu, Craitland and some other countries.

Chairs of the ARF


See also