Castilla-La Mancha TV
|Castilla-La Mancha Televisión|
|Launched||13 December 2001|
|Owned by||Ente Público Radiotelevisión de Castilla-La Mancha|
|Broadcast area||Castilla-La Mancha|
CMT was created on May 26, 2000. However its regular transmissions did not begin until December 13, 2001. The first program aired was a documentary, followed by the evening newscast.
Castilla-La Mancha Televisión is a member of FORTA, the regional broadcasting corporations federation.
Headquarters and newsdesks
The head office is in the city of Toledo. There are also local offices in Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Puertollano, Talavera de la Reina and Madrid, as well as a foreign correspondent in New York.
Programming and audience
CMT has a wide range of programs. It is placed among the public regional networks in Spain with the best audience rates. Among its flagship programs it is worth mentioning "Tal Como Somos" ("The way we are"), presented by journalist and writer Teresa Viejo, and "Nuestro Campo Bravo" ("Our wild field"), which was awarded a prize from the Spanish Television Academy.
During the first months of 2008, it is expected to launch an international satellite channel, "CMT SAT", which intends to be a window to the culture of the Castile-La Mancha region. In addition to that, a second TV Channel, called CMT 2, has started test transmission on TDT (Digital terrestrial television). However the date of the beginning of regular programming remains unknown.
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