The Public Service Media (PSM) was formed as a public service company under the Public Service Media Act (9/2015) on 28th April 2015. PSM is the official State Media in the Maldives. The Public Service Media Act obligates PSM to provide television, radio and online media services to the general public; along with creating media personnel. PSM’s main responsibility is to create awareness among the public by providing up-to-date news and fact based shows for infotainment.
The Maldivian traditions, culture, ideology and their values are the factors that shape the services provided by the Public Service Media. PSM strives to sustain the spirit of unity, peace and harmony in the society. The Public Service Media reserves the right through the Public Service Media Act to provide their services for commercial benefits; having given their public services freely to the citizens. Currently PSM Owns, TVM, YES TV, PSM News, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu, Dhivehi FM, Majlis Channel, Munnaaru TV and PSM Connect along with various online platforms for these products and services.
Prior to the formation of PSM, Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) was tasked with the operation of the Public Service Broadcaster from 14th February 2012 till 27 April 2015. Preceding that, the state media was operated under the umbrella of Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation (MNBC) from 22nd December 2008 to 13 February 2012. Until 2008, the State Radio and Television were operated as separate bodies. The Maldives introduced radio services on 29th December 1962, while the TV service began on 29th March 1978.
All Maldivians to live an enriched life as informed, empowered and healthy individuals in a united harmonious community.
Through creative communication and trusted media, we create a link between the state and the people, helping them understand their rights and responsibility and the tools to transform their lives.
We dedicate our services to the betterment of our stakeholders
We entrust our credibility in our audience.
We leverage our services to the nation and its citizens
We inform via facts and truth, unbiased.
We value talent, culture and Maldivian nationality.
We empower our audience and stakeholders with knowledge and information
We incorporate stakeholder and nation’s needs in our services.