Canal Nostalgia

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Canal Nostalgia
Launched1997; 22 years ago (1997)
Closed2005; 14 years ago (2005)
Owned byRTVE
Picture format576i (4:3 SDTV)
Replaced byTVE 50 Años

Canal Nostalgia was an old Spanish television channel which belonged to TVE and was broadcast first through satellite television, then through cable TV. It featured archive shows from TVE's history in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was available from 1997 to 2005, when it was closed to launch months later TVE 50 Años.


Each day, 12 hours were scheduled to show programs of all kinds of genres, from 1964 (when TVE started recording its shows) to the 1980s. After the 12 hours concluded, in the night the same schedule was repeated. They only showed their own produced shows, since showing series or movies not belonging to them would require a payment to the copyright owners of them.


Canal Nostalgia started as a satellite channel inside TVE Temática, with TVE 24 Horas, Canal Alucine and Cine Paraíso. In 1998, it was brought to Vía Digital, where it stayed until that satellite digital platform was merged with Canal Satélite Digital in 2002, becoming Digital Plus. It was then brought to cable TV through Ono, until it was discontinued in June 2005. Months later, in November 2005,[1] a new channel named TVE 50 Años with similar structure was launched through Digital terrestrial television to celebrate TVE's 50th anniversary. In the last months, from February 2005, it was also available in the United States and Canada via Intelsat Americas 13.[2]