Table 23: Data on radio and television, in Slovenia, 2006-2013
|Radio, 2006||Radio, 2011||Radio, 2012||Radio, 2013|
|Total number of radio programmes||63||86||88||92|
|Number of public radio programmes||4||5||4||3|
|Number of private profit radio programmes||22||54||52||65|
|Television, 2006||Television, 2011||Television, 2012||Television, 2013|
|Total number of TV programmes||51||61||59||61|
|Number of public TV programmes||2||2||1||2|
|Number of private profit TV programmes||27||38||41||38|
Source: Statistical Office RS.
Audio-visual media is an important factor in strengthening the Slovene national identity and in preserving the Slovene language. In 2008 99% of households had televisions, 64.7% received cable programmes and 9.9% satellite programmes (Source: http://www.cek.ef.uni-lj.si/u_diplome/polensek4206.pdf). The number of printed dailies is also increasing. The largest share of audiences – more than 90% – is attracted by audio-visual media (radio and television), newspapers 6% and journals 2%. Research shows that reading habits among those younger than 18 years are falling sharply and, at the same time, they are above average users of television.