Avila TV

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Avila TV
Launched July 6, 2006
Owned by State-Owned Enterprise under administration of the Ministry of Popular Power for Communication and Information
Slogan Avila TV Suena. A Tu Ritmo
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Venezuela
Headquarters Caracas, Venezuela
Sister channel(s) ANTV, teleSUR, VTV, ViVe, TVes
Local UHF Venezuela Channel 47 (Caracas)
Digital 25.3
CANTV Venezuela Channel 15
Inter Venezuela Channel 89 (Caracas)

Ávila TV is a public regional television channel based in the city of Caracas. It can be seen in the metropolitan area of Caracas on UHF channel 47 or Inter channel 89, and in the rest of the country on Digital TV channel 25.3 or CANTV TV Satelital channel 15. Focusing on music and culture, it attracts young adults mainly between the ages of 14 and 30.[1]

Avila TV grew out of the Metropolitan School of Audiovisual Production (Spanish acronym: EMPA) which, still hosted in the same building, provides Caracas youth access to a free one-year program on video techniques, both at Ávila's headquarters and at cultural centers.[1]


The channel was inaugurated on July 6, 2006 by then Caracas metropolitan mayor, Juan Barreto. with an investment of about 11m bolívares fuertes ($5.1m United States dollars).

The channel was transferred to the Venezuelan Ministry of Communications and Information, MINCI, as established in the Gaceta Official Nº 39.083 date 18 December 2008, 11 days after opposition politician Antonio Ledezma assumed power as mayor of Caracas. Controversial changes in management and dismissal of employees who volunteer much of their time has caused concern among some of the collective and its audience that functionaries from the national government are trying to stifle the wide-ranging critical voice the station has presented.[2]

On December 2015, a decision was taken to re-politicize the channel and include pro-government news programs, movies and documentaries.[3][4]


Ávila TV has a very urban-oriented programming, mostly made by young producers that don't come from the traditional media and have not been formally educated as broadcasters. Avila also holds a school of media producers called EMPA (Escuela Metropolitana de Producción Audiovisual) where they include youngsters and other members of the public who want to learn about media production, trying to attract people from the most populated areas of Caracas. Ávila also features foreign programs from other Hispanic American countries, Spain and Japan, as well as films and documentaries. The varied programming includes both short clips or common 30-minute/1 hour long programs.

Ávila TV is also a radical television experiment, trying to make TV an instrument of social inclusion. Based on a radical narrative of the city of Caracas, its social discourse is built from a different perspective from traditional TV channels. As well as programs on gender issues which tackle the typical machismo perspective, it hosts programs that talk openly about homosexuality and others that address Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelan rights.[1] The channel tries to broadcast a closer or more approximate vision of the working class and particularly the world of young caraqueños.

Current programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

  • ¿Dime qué escuchas?
  • Son de la zona
  • Sin pena ni culpa
  • El coroto
  • Recreándola
  • Vive con cancha
  • Arena presenta
  • Cápsulas espaciales
  • Recreo
  • Paisaje sonoro
  • Radio crema
  • Papaya
  • ¿Que hago yo aquí?

Acquired programming[edit]

Special programming[edit]

  • Cine especial (Movies)
  • Sala bizarra (Movies)
  • El autobús (Movies)
  • Al margen (Movies)
  • Documéntala (Documentaries)

Former programming[edit]

  • El Aguacate
  • Caracas en Directo
  • La Chatarra TV
  • El Cartel
  • Calle Caribe
  • El Matineé
  • Peluos con Curita
  • El Programa Mío
  • Rompe la Liga
  • Habitante o Ciudadano
  • KolectiVoz
  • Caracas Tribal
  • La Brujula Sexual
  • Point 47
  • Donde Pisas
  • La Bolita del Mundo
  • Cara de Vidrio
  • Onda Nuestra
  • Wataca Saun
  • República del Oeste
  • Bipolar Idol
  • R.P.T. (Rodando, Pelando y Tripeando)
  • Guerra Nuestra
  • Sabor Bacano
  • Urbanautas
  • Metalmorfosis
  • El Mañanero
  • Lo que sea
  • El Entrompe de Falopio
  • Así mismo
  • La Cuadra

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Venezuelanalysis, 15 June 2009, Avila TV Venezuela: Revolutionizing Television
  2. ^ Aporrea May 15, 2012
  3. ^ "Los trabajadores de Avila TV decidimos repolitizar el canal". Alba Ciudad 96.3 FM (es) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Ávila TV reactiva noticiero "Caracas En Directo" | Correo del Orinoco". www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-04-14. 

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