The Bulgarian National Television or BNT1 is the public broadcaster of Bulgaria. BNT’s headquarters are located in Sofia, Bulgaria, in a building located at the well-known address of 29 San Stefano Str. near Eagles Bridge (Orlov most) and Boris’ garden.
The television is funded by the goverment. Around 60% ot it’s funding comes from Bulgaria’s budget and the rest is coming from television commercials.
It broadcasts four television channels: the over-the-air BNT 1 and the international BNT World, a channel aiming to broadcast Bulgarian production only. Another channel, Efir 2, existed between 1974 and 2000, and was later substituted by the private bTV. The channel was relaunched on October 2011 as BNT 2. In 2012 BNT launched an HDTV sports channel BNT HD to broadcast the Euro 2012 and London 2012 olympiade.