List of television networks in Venezuela

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Television networks in Venezuela can be divided into three categories:

  • National broadcasting networks, such as Venevision
  • Regional broadcasting networks, such as Televisora Regional del Táchira
  • Community broadcasting networks, such as Catia TVe

Table of broadcast networks[edit]

All of the networks listed below operate a number of terrestrial television stations. In addition, several of these networks are also aired on cable and satellite services.

Table of broadcast television networks

Major national networks

Television Network Founded  % of Venezuelan households reached # of households viewable Type of network # of Full-Power Affiliates # of Low-Power/Class-A Affiliates & Transmitters
Venevisión 1961 N/A N/A Commercial 33 N/A
VTV 1964 N/A N/A Political, National 45 N/A
TVes 2007 N/A N/A Cultural, Social Service TV N/A N/A
Televen 1988 N/A N/A Commercial 27 N/A
ViVe 2003 N/A N/A Educational N/A N/A
Globovisión 1994 N/A N/A News, Commercial 7 N/A
Vale TV 1998 N/A N/A educational 27 N/A
Meridiano Televisión 1996 N/A N/A Commercial, sports 16 N/A
TeleSUR 2005 N/A N/A Political, News 4 N/A

Regional networks

Canal i (previously PumaTV) 1995 N/A N/A Commercial/news, regional N/A N/A
La Tele 2002 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 14 N/A
Amavisión 1983 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televisora de Oriente 1992 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 8 N/A
TVS 1994 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TRV (Orbivisión) N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TIC TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Color TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Novavisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Aragua TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telellano N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Rumbera TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Llanovisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Bolívar Visión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TV Guayana N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
NTV Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
DAT TV 2001 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Niños Cantores Televisión 1987 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Avila TV 2006 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
LaSimón TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
UCV TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Flamingo Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Sol TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TV Llano 1995 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Promar TV 1995 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Somos TV 2005 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
V+TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telecentro 1990 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 6 N/A
Televisora Andina de Mérida 1982 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
OMC Televisión 1998 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
ULA TV 1999 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
AR Visión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telemir 2005 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Sol Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Tele Éxito N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional 11 N/A
Telecaribe 1989 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 20 N/A
Portuguesa TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Universal Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Regional Acarigua N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televisra Regional de Portuguesa N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Prisma Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telesol N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Olímpica Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televisora Regional del Táchira 1989 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Canal 21 (Táchira) N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Buena TV 2006 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Total TV (TTV) N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TeleBoconó 1979 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Tele Yaracuy N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Yaracuyana TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televiza 1994 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 4 N/A
Zuliana de Televisión 1991 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 3 N/A
Global TV 1999 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telecolor N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Tele N N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
URBE Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Ciudad TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TV Familia 2001 N/A N/A Religion, regional N/A N/A

Community television networks

TV Puerto 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Apure N/A N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Teletambores 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Contacto Vecinal TV 2005 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Zamora TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Oritvisión 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Calipso TV 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Río N/A N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Catia TVe 2001 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Caricuao 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Coro TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Galopando TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Lara TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Azul TVC N/A N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Survisión 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Bailadores 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Petare 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Siguaraya TV 2006 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Valdez TV 2005 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Jaureguina TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Michelena TV 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Montaña TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Televisora Comunitaria de Rubio 2006 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Vida TV 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Tarmas TV 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Camunare Rojo TV 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Bolívar TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Fundacomez 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Quijote TV 2006 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Arawakos TVC 2007 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Venezuela Heroica 2007 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Limón 2007 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A

History[edit]

History of Broadcast networks
1953-1960 1961-1970 1970-1980 1980-1990 1990-2000 2000-2007
Televisora Nacional Televisora Nacional ValeTV ValeTV
Televisa Venevisión Venevisión Venevisión Venevisión Venevisión
Radio Caracas Televisión RCTV RCTV RCTV Radio Caracas Televisión Radio Caracas Televisión
Televisa del Zulia
Ondas del Lago Televisión TeleZulia
Radio Valencia Televisión Teletrece Teletrece Teletrece
Cadena Venezolana de Televisión Cadena Venezolana de Televisión Venezolana de Televisión
Canal 11 Televisión
Canal 11 (Maracaibo)

Defunct over-the-air Venezuelan television networks[edit]

  • Televisora Nacional - Government network, predecessor of Vale TV.
  • Televisa - The first commercial network in Venezuela, was bought out by the Grupo Cisneros and became Venevisión.
  • RCTV (Radio Caracas Televisión) - Second commercial network whose license expired on May 27, 2007. The license renewal was refused by the Government of Hugo Chávez. It was re-launched on cable and satellite television networks on July 16, 2007 as RCTV International.
  • Televisa del Zulia - First regional commercial network, created in 1956 and closed in 1960.
  • Ondas del Lago Televisión - Regional television network - Active in the late '50s.
  • Radio Valencia Televisión - A regional over-the-air broadcast network from 1958 to 1962.
  • Teletrece - A regional television network - Active in the 60's.
  • Canal 11 Televisión - Commercial television network, 1966 – 1968.
  • Canal 11 (Maracaibo) - A regional television network - Active in the 60's.
  • Marte TV - A Caracas regional network. Sold and re-launched as La Tele on December 1, 2002.

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