Televisión Española (acronym TVE, on lowercase letters: tve, in English "Spanish Television") is the national state-ownedpublic-service television broadcaster in Spain. TVE belongs to the RTVE Corporation which has overall responsibility for national public-service radio and television under a Parliament-appointed General Manager who, as well as being answerable to a Board of Directors, reports to an all-party committee of the national parliament, as provided for in the Public Radio and Television Law of 2006.
TVE's activities were previously financed by a combination of advertising revenue and subsidies from the national government, but since January 2010 it has been supported by subsidies only.
La 1: General TV channel which broadcasts both Spanish and Latin American programmes, films (especially Spanish and North American productions), news reports and certain sporting programmes. The first television channel to go on air in Spain, it first broadcast on 28 October 1956. Available on: DTT / Digital+ / Cable television.
La 2: Cultural channel which pays special attention to civil and cultural issues, North American series, documentaries, Spanish and European cinema, reports and debates, alternative news, culture and music, and formerly teleteatro. It offers alternative content to most other channels. It is Spain's second oldest channel, launched in 1966. Available on: DTT / Digital+ / Cable television.
24h: 24 hour news channel launched in 1997. Available on : DTT / Digital+ / Hotbird / Hispasat / IA13 / NSS7 / Cable television.
Teledeporte: RTVE's sporting channel. Available on: DTT / Digital+ / Cable television.
Clan: Children's television channel set up in 2005. Available on: DTT / Digital+ / Cable television.
Both the international channel and La 1 have regular news-bulletins marketed under the Telediario name; Telediario has three editions: the breakfast edition, 15.00 (local time) edition and 21.00 edition. La 1 also broadcasts regional news bulletins at 14:00. La 2 also has its own national news bulletin, "La 2 Noticias" ("The 2 News"), which began as a breakfast news-programme in the mid-1990s and was later revamped as a nightly news bulletin at 22.00.
In addition, various regions have their own regional newscasts which may either supplement or replace Telediario in those regions. Examples include: