TVN De Chile Online TVN De Chile Television De Chile Television Nacional Canal 13 De Chile TVN Cl Chile Canales De Television Chilena Consejo Nacional De Television Chile
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|Type||Broadcast Television Network|
|Availability||National (International via TV Chile)|
|Slogan||"El canal de Chile" (The Channel of Chile)|
|Owner||State of Chile|
|Key people||Carlos Zepeda Hernandez (Chairman)
Mauro Valdés Raczynski (Executive Director)
|Launch date||October 24, 1969|
|Audience share||23.9% (May 2005, )|
|Digital ISDB-Tb (Greater Santiago)||33|
|Analog (Greater Santiago)||7|
|Analog (Greater Concepción)||4|
|Analog (Greater Valparaiso)||12|
|Analog (Punta Arenas)||6|
TVN (Spanish Televisión Nacional de Chile, in English: National Broadcasting of Chile, literally in English: National Television of Chile) is Chile's state-owned television station. Its inaugural transmission took place on 24 October 1969. TVN is owned, but not funded, by the state, and it functions independently from it; a very particular case of public television in South America. A board of directors, appointed by the President of the Republic and later ratified by the Senate, oversees control over the station. The distribution of the members of the board tend to coincide with the political composition of the current Congress.
TVN broadcasts from 06:00 CLT-02:00 CLT (24 hours a day in TV Chile) and offers a mix of news, variety shows and soap operas. Its primetime is dominated by local dramas, telenovelas and local adaptations of American sitcoms. The most important shows currently airing on the network are:
Tevito was a smiling cartoon dog personified in various ways. Sometimes he was a boxer, sometimes he wore reading glasses, and also disguised himself as a vampire. He played the trutruca, a typical instrument of the Mapuche indigenous people of southern Chile and was an expert cumbia dancer. The character was created by student Carlos González of the Fine Arts Institute in Santiago, Chile, whose drawing won the competition among six other submissions.
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TVN is available on satellite and digital cable in over 100 countries worldwide, esp. across Latin America and to other Hispanosphere countries like Spain. Many (US) American and European viewers find TVN to have good quality in graphics comparable with European-based networks known for bigger budgets for production.
Major satellite and cable providers have noted growing demand for TVN to be offered in Canada. TVN is available in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, wherever there are Chilean expatriate communities.
TVN has an affiliation agreement with NBC based in the USA and its subsidiary Telemundo, a Spanish-language television network in the United States. TVN airs a small amount of programming from the two networks.
TVN competes well with international channels, esp. from the USA such as CNN, MTV and the "big four" networks like Fox, ABC and CBS (and all its Spanish-language versions) available on satellite in Chile.
TVN was the first Latin American channel to open a channel in YouTube. TVN and TVNMedia is the archive for a total of 40 years of their produced material: programs, logos and bumpers,and TVN official YouTube account downloads actual videos and TVNMedia old ones from 1970s, 1980s and 1990s programming, logos, bumpers, and more.
Although the television channel is declared as pluralistic and independent critics call it a be a pro-government channel shift in its editorial. Thus, during the government of Salvador Allende and the authoritarian military regime of General Augusto Pinochet, Televisión Nacional was considered by critics as a means of propaganda. This is evident, with programmes like "Avanzada cultural anfi-fascista" and the transmission of speech by the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at the Estadio Nacional during the leftist UP government, and military government as the 60 Minutos news programme, the International Festival Viña del Mar song, Porque Hoy es Sábado and the game matches of Colo Colo football soccer team, among others. Since the restoration of democracy in 1990, critics swindeled.