3/24

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3/24
324 (CCMA) logo.svg
Launched11 September 2003
Owned byTelevisió de Catalunya
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share1.1% (September 2011, )
Slogan"Tot el que vols saber, quan ho vols saber."
Everything you want to know, when you want to know.
CountrySpain
LanguageCatalan, Aranese (in Vall d'Aran)
Broadcast areaCatalonia, Andorra, Northern Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Worldwide
HeadquartersSant Joan Despí
Sister channel(s)TV3, 33/Super3, Esport 3, TV3CAT, TV3 HD
Websitehttp://www.324.cat/
Availability
Terrestrial
DigitalBarcelona: Mux 61
Girona: Mux 60
Lleida: Mux 58
Tarragona: Mux 59
Northern Catalonia: Mux 37
Balearic Islands: Mux 26
Andorra: Mux 36
Baix Cinca: Mux 59
Castelló: Mux 47
València: Mux 37
Ribera and Safor: Mux 55
Cable
ONOCatalonia: Channel 11
Valencian Country: Channel 11

3/24 (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈtɾɛz ˌβintiˈkwatɾə]) is the first and only 24-hour rolling news and information service in Catalonia, operated by Televisió de Catalunya (TVC). It is part of the five channel DVB-T multiplex of TVC. Currently, it broadcasts in digital terrestrial (DVB-T) and cable (DVB-C) television. Analogue broadcasting (PAL) was shut down on 3 April 2010.

Although satellite (DVB-S) broadcasting was initially considered, it was discarded due to the high cost of uploading the channel stream into satellites.

History[edit]

Logo used from 2003 until 2014

3/24 was born on 11 September 2003 as an initiative of the Catalan public television to develop digital terrestrial television in Catalonia. However, a general lack of DVB-T set top boxes combined with slight public interest towards digital terrestrial television prompted TVC to simulcast in analogue.

From its launch on 11 September 2003 until 12 June 2004, 3/24 was on air daily from 11 p.m. till 8:30 a.m.. The channel now operates as a regular full-time channel.

Contents[edit]

3/24 devotes exclusively to live news and information, including news, traffic (morning), sports and stock markets from Bolsa de Barcelona. Originally, 3/24 was to become the first 24-hour news service in Catalonia. Later, this plan was dropped, and it was remade into a continuous information service. In consequence, this channel now also features special blocks dedicated to science, society, history, etc.

Most of the day, under the title Notícies 3/24, the channel features a 30-minute informational wheel, including 2 minutes of headlines, 18 minutes of news, 8 minutes of sports and 2 minutes of regional weather. Along with other Televisió de Catalunya's channels, no live programming is featured between 01:00 and 07:00 unless news breaks.

3/24 also shares programs with sister channel TV3. It simulcasts TV3's daily news programs, Telenotícies every day at 14:30-16:00 and 21-22:00; and its morning news program Els Matins every weekday 08:00-10:15. Also, in the early morning, TV3 also simulcasts 3/24 from 07:00 to 08:00 on weekdays, 08:15 on Saturday and 10:15 on Sunday. During the summer break and public holidays, TV3 simulcasts 3/24 in its entirety, in place of Els Matins, but it ends at 10:00. Plus, the nightly world news programme Món 3/24, running from 22-23:30, was then rebroadcast on TV3 twice at 23:30 and 00:00 every Tuesday and Wednesday.

3/24 also broadcasts sports-related programmes such as "3/24 Esports" and its sister channel Esport 3 also simulcast this programme. This show can be watched nightly at 12:05am.

On-air team[edit]

News[edit]

  • Judith Antequera
  • Bàrbara Arqué
  • Laura Catalán
  • Laura Duran
  • Paula Florit
  • Anna Garnatxe
  • Víctor Prats
  • Esteve Soler
  • Josep Maria Soro
  • Joan Torruella

Sports[edit]

  • Arcadi Alibés
  • Rafel Bagot
  • Maria Fernandez Vidal
  • Montserrat Lorenz
  • Jaume Pinyol
  • Oriol Vidal

Weather[edit]

  • Enric Agud
  • Jofre Janué
  • Dani Ramírez
  • Mònica Usart

Programming[edit]

News[edit]

  • Noticies 3/24
  • Telenotícies
  • 3/24 Esports

Information[edit]

  • L'entrevista del Diumenge
  • Més 3/24
  • 3/24 en Áranes
  • Món 3/24
  • 3/24 Comarques

See also[edit]

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