|Launched||27 April 2006|
|Owned by||Atresmedia Televisión|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080p25 (HDTV 16:9)
|Audience share||6.3% (February 2011, Vertele)|
|Slogan||laSexta se mueve|
|Headquarters||San Sebastián de los Reyes and Barcelona|
|Sister channel(s)||Antena 3
Antena 3 HD
|Orange TV||Channel 6|
laSexta (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈse(k)sta], "The Sixth") is the sixth nationwide broadcast television station in Spain. It is privately owned and began broadcasting in 2006. The channel's programming is generalist, however, there is an emphasis on humour and entertainment. The channel is also infamous for its large quantity of American and sports programming. The political alignment of its news and debate programs is left-wing.
. laSexta programming includes Sé lo que hicisteis..., My Name Is Earl, The Office, Law & Order, The Sopranos, NCIS, The King of Queens, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, Futurama, Bones, 30 Rock, The Mentalist, Eleventh Hour, Prison Break and The Walking Dead.
laSexta currently broadcasts in 16:9 for most programming although they still use 4:3 for a minority of programming including films and older series.
On December 23, broadcasts started in Madrid and Barcelona, expanding later to all Spain.
Starting January 23, 2006 they began broadcasting a promotional video. February 20th marked the start of content emissions testing. Actual broadcasts started with documentaries (Champions, Natura) and programs dedicated to tuning, like 'Tuning Mania'. From February 22, La Sexta broadcast twelve hours of programming everyday.
On March 2, a football match between Croatia and Argentina was the occasion for the first live broadcast. Five days before the actual date, José Miguel Contreras announced the official starting date, March 27, on the 'Círculo de Bellas Artes'.
- PP assumes LaSexta will remain being a left-wing television - El Plural newspaper
- Fusion between Antena 3 and La Sexta - 20 Minutos