Canal 13 (literally in English: Channel 13), previously called Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión, also known as El 13, is the second oldest television station in Chile. It is owned by Luksic Group associated with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Its inaugural transmission took place on August 21, 1959. Major satellite and cable providers have noted growing demand for Canal 13 to be offered in Canada.
13.cl Is the brand name and home for the Canal 13 online service. It is a large network of websites including such high profile sites as Tele 13(news) and D13(sports), the on-demand video and radio services co-branded Todo 13. Canal 13 has had an online presence supporting its TV and radio programmes since 1999.
The first logo Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión 2TV was the simple name, often referring to his first in 1959. It consisted of two boxes, one with the number "2 " and below it one with the word "TV". Since 1961, the change to the frequency signal 13 (which remains in analog to the present), and thereby change the logo, replacing the number "2"for an "13. " Since 1968, the logo has a thin curve with a "T" to reach the "V " and center the number "13. " Above the figure said "Catholic University of Chile" (text that appear on screen until 1978), all framed within a framework that pretended to a television screen. in 1978, with the advent of color on Chile, the number "13" is changed to the initials "UC" (referring to the university), and for a few months, used a version with a color test pattern. During the late 90's the logo was entirely virtual. This logo was the most distinctive and used by the channel, and is the same (but without the frame) that currently uses its union workers,was the favorite TV Station logo. After almost 40 years, June 18, 1999, with the new administration of Rodrigo Jordan, the logo of Channel 13 undergoes a major change, from the classic "TV-UC" framed as a screen, a modern number "13 "inside a big circle with the letters" UC "(Catholic University) framed on the edge of the small. This change caused a major stir at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, as it involved a desligation of it, causing millions in losses for the channel, and the resignation of Jordan, also is the first most hated logo. In June 1, 2000; canal 13 inverted the logo of the Jordán administration, the UC letters come to the big circle, and the number 13 gone to the small circle.
Canal 2 (1959–1961)
Canal 13 (1961–1968)
Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión (1968–1971)
Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión (1971–1973)
Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión (1973–1978)
Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión (1979–1999)
The most successful soap opera of the decade was at the beginning of it, in 1990, it was Te Conté with 40.5 rating points and more than the 55% of share. At the end of this period, the dramatic area of Canal 13 began a crisis where it was beat by Television Nacional de Chile until 2003, where all changed.
The new millennium began with Canal 13 in a crisis of the dramatic area, this problem became worse when Piel Canela in 2001, was beat by Amores de mercado of Television Nacional de Chile with 11.3 v/s 46.9 respectively. In 2003, the crisis end with Machos premiere which in the first weeks was beat by Puertas Adentro, but in mid-April won to the production of the TVN being the first time since 1993. Then, in 2005, Brujas won to Los Capo, with 37.5 v/s 14.5.