New Players

RFI - FM 92

RFI Khmer was launched on June 20th, 2013 in Phnom Penh, just a month before the National Assembly elections. It broadcast in Khmer 13 hours per day. When the Ministry of Information tried to suspend the radio coverage of international radios for the elections, RFI was not affected by it and the Ministry attributed another frequency to RFI to broadcast content in French (88.5 FM), a unique case for RFI worldwide, in February 2014. At the time, the weekly listenership of the radio also passed 1 million. The radio has 5 relays in Cambodia and started to broadcast content from Paris in 1993. The Paris headquarters are still in charge of the editorial line.

Key facts

Audience Share

0.05

Ownership Type

private

Geographic Coverage

nationwide

Content Type

free content

Media Companies / Groups

Radio France Internationale (rfi)

Ownership

Ownership Structure

Marie-Christine Saragosse, 55, is the official owner of the RFI radio station in Cambodia.

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2013

Contact

No. 315, Preah Ang Duong (St. 110), corner of Preah Monivong (St. 93), Canadia Towner, 21st Floor Phnom Penh, Cambodia (WEB) km.rfi.fr

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

The Cambodian media landscape counts at least two new outlets, a TV and a newspaper. Since the former started its daily activity and the latter its broadcasting in 2015, MOM decided not to include as most relevant medium. With less than a year of existence, the audience shares would not be representative of their popularity.

It can be highlighted, however, that their growth is taking place rapidly and their strategy seems more aggressive than the existing media on the market. Both are now hiring journalists and newsroom staffs from existing newsrooms, heightening the competition on both TV and print sectors, which are already highly concentrated.