|Launched||November 4, 1960|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Latin America (A Time Warner company)|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Audience share||15.0% (May, 2005, )|
|Slogan||Te Ve De Verdad (Real TV)|
|Formerly called||Canal 9 de Televisión de la Universidad de Chile (1960-1980)
Universidad de Chile Televisión (1984-1991)
Red de Televisión de la Universidad de Chile(1991-1993)
CNN en Español
|Digital ISDB-Tb (Santiago)||Channel 30|
|Analog (Santiago)||Channel 11|
Chilevisión is the third oldest television station in Chile. Formerly called Canal 9 de Televisión de la Universidad de Chile, Teleonce (Universidad de Chile Televisión) and RTU (Red de Televisión de la Universidad de Chile), this TV station was owned by Universidad de Chile, a Chilean state university. This educational institution sold a significant percentage of its TV channel to Venevisión, changing its name to Chilevisión. It was later sold to Claxson Multimedia Group and then to Chilean investor and president Sebastián Piñera.
On August 28, 2010, it was announced that Turner Broadcasting System had reached an agreement to purchase it. This assets do not include the analog television channel frequency which is still owned by Universidad de Chile and is used under a paid usufruct scheme, similar to a lease. This contract expires in 2018 and only affects the analog frequencies used by the station. On October 6, 2010 the purchase was materialized.
Currently the most important programs of the TV station are SQP, a celebrity gossip program, El Diario De Eva, a teenage oriented talk show and variety program, Yingo a contest show for teenagers, Chilevision Noticias, the news program, Primer Plano, a celebrity gossip program and Fiebre de Baile, a celebrity dancing contest.
Chilevisión Internacional is the international network of Chilevisión that broadcasts 'the best of Chilevisión' to audiences in Australia/Oceania. The channel launched in October 2007 in Australia and the following year in New Zealand on UBI World TV.
Controversy in January 2012
Recently, Chilevisión has been the focus of a controversy over journalistic ethics. On January 16, 2012 aired an interview that the interviewee appeared, Inés Perez, as a deeply class. The interview produced strong reactions, even leading to the creation of social networking groups against the affected woman. Two days later it knew the full interview, and the reactions were returned against the broadcaster, because it expressed concern Pérez discriminated assumptions and puts everything in context. In response, the broadcaster defended the veracity of the interview and dismissed the officer who leaked the full video, causing even more adverse reactions among viewers.
LIII International Song Festival of Vina del Mar 2012
Audio problems, lack of commitment to competition folk and restrictions on press by Chilevisión were some of the incidents that occurred in the 2012 version of the Festival of Viña del Mar.
The Municipality of Viña del Mar confirmed that will sanction the television channel in charge, and may even lose the concession and the broadcasting rights of the Festival.
- "Chilevision History". Chilevision. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- "Chilevisión recibe sanción por caso de Inés Pérez / Chilevisión receives penalty by case of Inés Pérez". terra. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Official Site (Spanish)