Televisão Pública de Angola

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Televisão Pública de Angola
Type Broadcast
Country  Angola
Availability National
Founded 27 June 1973
Owner Government of Angola
Official website
www.tpa.ao

Televisão Pública de Angola E.P. or TPA is the national broadcaster of the Southern African state of Angola. It operates two national TV-channels TPA 1 and TPA 2 as well as the international channel TPA Internacional. TPA is headquartered in the capital city Luanda and broadcasts in Portuguese language. The international channel broadcasts selected shows from the two main channels.

TPA is currently the only broadcaster in Angola besides the private channel TV Zimbo and the religious channel "Bom Deus".

TPA 1
Owned by Government of Angola
Picture format 4:3
Country  Angola
Language Portuguese
Broadcast area Angola
South Africa
Europe
Africa
Website [1]
Availability
Satellite
DStv (Sub-Sahara Africa) Channel 570
TPA 2
Owned by Government of Angola
Picture format 4:3
Country  Angola
Language Portuguese
Broadcast area Angola
Sub-Sahara Africa
Website [2]
Availability
Satellite
TPA Internacional
Owned by Government of Angola
Picture format 4:3
Country  Angola
Language Portuguese
Broadcast area Europe
Middle East
North Africa
North America
South America
Website [3]
Availability
Satellite
Eutelsat W3A (Europe, Middle East, North Africa) 11345 H 27500-2/3
Telstar 12 (North & South America) 11963 H 14714-3/4
ZAP Moçambique (Mozambique) 4
Cable
TV Cabo (Mozambique) 4
NOS (Portugal) 191
IPTV
MEO (Portugal) 230

History[edit]

Prior to TPA's establishment, there were some experiments made in colonial-era Angola: the first was made in 1962, from Rádio Clube do Huambo. On January 8, 1964, Rádio Clube de Benguela made the second experiment, and then, on June 22, 1970, Luanda tested television for the first time.

Televisão Pública de Angola was founded on June 27, 1973 as Radiotelevisão Portuguesa de Angola from Portuguese government authorities.[1] The first television signal launched on October 18, 1975 in Luanda. Less than a year after the official launch and the country's independence, the company changed its name for the first time to Televisão Popular de Angola, on June 25, 1976.

In 1979, TPA began to look into expansion, starting with Benguela, then in 1981 in Huambo. It was in Huambo that the first regional production centre was established.

In 1982, TPA started producing programming in native languages, with the first two being Malanje and N'Dalatando.

Colour television arrived to Angola in 1983.

In 1992, TPA, through the TVRSAT project, launched a nationwide network of stations.

In 1997, TPA became a public company and the official name changed to Televisão Pública de Angola.

In 2000 TPA 2 started broadcasting. Broadcasts did not become official for another two years.

In 2003, TPA's channels started broadcasting through the KU band, launching the channels on the local DStv platform.

On 31 January 2007, TPA began brodcasting 24 hours a day. [2]

In 24 July 2008 the international channel was launched and became available in Portugal's main cable and IPTV platforms.

Programming[edit]

Information[edit]

  • Telejornal
  • Tchilar

Talk Shows[edit]

  • Janela Aberta
  • Hora Quente

Sports[edit]

  • Jogos (live)

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