Russian – the most used language among Transnistrian media
Three languages are used within the media outlets in Transnistria: so-called “Moldovan” (Romanian), Russian and Ukrainian. According to a report jointly issued by Promo-Lex Association and Human Rights Resource Center, the languages do not have equal access on the broadcasting time of the local TV channels and radio. Over 87% of the talk shows of main TV station of Tiraspol (TV PRM) are debated in Russian, 6% in Ukrainian and 7% in Romanian.
The census of 2004 shows that 31.9% of the inhabitants are Moldovans, 30.4% are Russians, and 28.8% are Ukrainian nationals.
There are only four channels with nationwide coverage, but their signal can be picked up only at the local level at a very bad quality. Moldova 1 national channel is broadcast in Transnistria as of March 2012, but it is currently under a trial period.