|Launched||23 April 1988|
|Owned by||Televisió de Catalunya|
|Audience share||1.5% (November 2012, )|
|Broadcast area||Catalonia, Andorra, Northern Catalonia, Balearic islands and Valencian Country|
|Headquarters||Sant Joan Despí|
|Formerly called||Canal 33 (1988-2001)|
|PAL||Vall d'Albaida: 38 UHF|
|Digital||Barcelona: 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
|ONO||Catalonia: Channel 11
Valencian Country: Channel 11
|Movistar TV||Catalonia: Channel 4|
El 33 began its trial broadcasts on 23 April 1988, and began regular transmissions exactly one year later on 23 April 1989. The channel was originally called Canal 33 until 7 May 2001. In 2003 El 33 underwent a restructuring that split it into two channels that shared the same frequency: 33 and K3; this situation ended in April 2010, El 33 broadcast 24 hours but in October 2012, El 33 now shared its time with Canal Super3, from 21:30 to 06:00, due to the reorganization of certain channels to adapt Spain's ongoing economic situation.
El 33 is a cultural and alternative channel. El 33's programming consists of cultural programs, documentaries, debates, and some series. Formerly, this channel broadcast sports programming and sport events, but this programming has moved to the new sport channel Esport3.
Users can watch El 33 and all its programs in the 3alacarta website.
- Official Site (Catalan)