Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia

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Señal Colombia Sistema de Medios Públicos (Spanish: Señal Colombia Public Media System, "señal" meaning "signal") is Colombia's state-owned national broadcaster, controlled by the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications.

It was created as Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia (RTVC) by the Decree 3525 on October 28, 2004, after dissolving Inravisión and the public television production company Audiovisuales, during the President Álvaro Uribe Vélez administration. RTVC's slogan is "Sentimos a Colombia" ("We feel Colombia"). RTVC carries on "Radiodifusora Nacional de Colombia" ("Radio Nacional de Colombia"), the national radio service founded in 1940 (successor to HJN, Colombia's first publicly owned radio station), and the national television service, "Televisora Nacional" founded in 1954. The RTVC headquarters are located at 26th Street and 45th Avenue (Calle 26 con Carrera 45) in Bogota. RTVC was rebranded as Señal Colombia Sistema de Medios Públicos in 2013.

Public radio and TV stations in Colombia operated by SCSMP[edit]

SCSMP has three national television stations and two national radio stations.

Television[edit]

Señal Colombia[edit]

This channel is devoted to educational and cultural content. It is the national public television, educational and cultural space for creation, knowledge and interviews. Señal Colombia is reflects on Colombia and Colombians in its spoken and artistic culture. In addition, it carries stories that connect viewers to the world, through its relationships with other broadcast television stations such as BBC, TVE, Television America Latina, Televisa and Deutsche Welle.

Programming areas include:

  • Arts and culture (music, literature, theater, cinema, arts, entertainment, festivals, cultural events, etc.)
  • Ecology and environment
  • Science and technology
  • Identity and territory
  • History
  • Heritage
  • Contemporary issues
  • Sports

It will be available on Colombian TDT as channel 16.

It is currently available at:

  • Terrestrial mode: VHF channel 11 (Bogotá)
  • Satellite TV: DirecTV Colombia (dial 137), Telefónica Digital TV (153).
  • Cable TV: Telmex TV (dial 11 on basic TV) (dial 109 on Digital TV)
  • Over the air: Analogue TV (dials 1, 2, 5, 11; depending on location)

Señal Institucional[edit]

This channel broadcasts programmes created by national institutions. It is a citizen service news media and a television station offering local and national coverage, a communications hub to service-minded citizen who is positioned for disseminating information throughout Colombia, with coverage of 93.7% across the country.

It is currently available at:

  • Terrestrial mode: VHF channel 9 (Bogotá).
  • Satellite TV: DirecTV Colombia (dial 138), Telefónica Digital TV (152).
  • Cable TV: Telmex TV (dial 9 on basic TV) (dial 115 on Digital TV)
  • Over the air: Analogic TV (11)

Canal Uno[edit]

Canal Uno is a state-owned, privately run national channel, the only Colombian public-commercial channel (after Canal A folded and became Señal Institucional in 2004), operated by the RTVC/SCSMP. The channel schedule is largely filled by private production companies known as programadoras, federated since 2004 in temporal unions.

Radio[edit]

Señal Radio Colombia[edit]

Founded in 1940 as Radiodifusora Nacional, this radio station broadcasts news information from state and institutional agencies in addition to a Colombian cultural sphere called "Colombiología". Its slogan is based on Colombian culture and vision itself "Colombiología al aire". Operating on both the AM and FM bands, it covers the 32 departmental capitals, including Bogota and some medium-sized municipalities.

  • Armenia (Quindio) 98.7 FM
  • Barranquilla (Atlántico) 680 AM/91.1 FM
  • Bogota (D.C.) 570AM/95.9 FM
  • Bucaramanga (Santander) 92.3 FM
  • Cali (Valle del Cauca) 580 AM
  • Cartagena (Bolivar) 91.1 FM
  • Cucuta (Norte de Santander) 970 AM/97.9 FM
  • Duitama (Boyacá) 97.3 FM
  • Florencia (Caqueta) 96.3 FM
  • Garzon (Huila) 94.3 FM
  • Ibague (Tolima) 99.0 FM
  • Manizales (Caldas) 1000 AM/92.7 FM
  • Medellín (Antioquía) 550 AM/88.9 FM
  • Monteria (Córdoba) 98.5 FM
  • Mocoa (Putumayo) 98.3 FM
  • Neiva (Huila) 94.3 FM
  • Pasto (Nariño) 93.5 FM
  • Pamplona (Norte de Santander) 97.9 FM
  • Popayan (Cauca) 90.1 FM
  • Riohacha (La Guajira) 610 AM
  • San Andres Island (San Andres, Providence and Santa Catalina Archipelago) 93.5 FM
  • San Gil (Santander) 93.7
  • Santa Marta (Magdalena) 95.1 FM [sharing the frequency with Radiónica Santa Marta]
  • Sincelejo (Sucre) 91.5 FM
  • San Vicente del Caguan (Caquetá) 91.5 FM
  • Uraba (Antioquia) 89.3 FM
  • Tunja (Boyaca) 95.3 FM
  • Valledupar (Cesar) 98.7 FM
  • Villavicencio (Meta) 92.3 FM
  • Barrancabermeja (Santander) 94.5 FM

Señal Radiónica[edit]

Señal Radiónica shares with audiences the diversity of cultural expressions and urban music in Colombia and abroad, establishing a direct dialogue with the world, involving the concept of Colombia as part of the universal and the universal as a dynamic element of the country, under the vision and voice of different generations. The musical program "Radionics" offers a variety of styles and trends identified by contemporary expressions: rock, jazz, blues, soul, funk, pop, punk, ska, reggae, metal, industrial, hip hop, world music and electronica. Radiónica is available on the FM band in 8 cities:

  • Bogota (99.1)
  • Medellin (99.9)
  • Cali (94.5)
  • Barranquilla (95.1)
  • Cartagena (91.1)
  • Santa Marta and Riohacha [2 different cities sharing the same radio frequency] (95.1)
  • San Andres Island (99.5)

International partners[edit]

SCSMP has relationships with several international TV networks and companies,[citation needed] including:

  • MEXICO (Televisa)
  • JAPAN (NHK, Nippon Television, TV Asahi, Fuji TV, TV Tokyo)
  • U.S. (NBC, Telemundo, Univisión)
  • CANADA (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CTV)
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Telemicro)
  • VENEZUELA (Venezolana de Televisión)
  • ECUADOR (Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas)
  • ARGENTINA (Canal 7, El Trece)
  • PERU (America Televisión)
  • GUATEMALA (Guatevision)
  • PUERTO RICO (Telemundo, Univisión, WAPA TV)
  • BRAZIL (Red Globo)
  • SPAIN (RTVE, Antena3)

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Coordinates: 4°38′16″N 74°5′32″W / 4.63778°N 74.09222°W / 4.63778; -74.09222