Channel 5 – Rosario

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Rosario, Santa Fe
Branding Canal Cinco
Slogan Siempre Juntos (Always Together)
Channels Analog: 5 (VHF)
Digital: 38 (UHF-ISDB-T)
Affiliations Telefe
Owner Telefónica de España
(Televisión Federal S.A.)
Founded 1964
Former affiliations Independent (1964-1989)

LT84 TV Canal 5 de Rosario is an Argentine television channel broadcasting on channel 5 for the city of Rosario, Province of Santa Fe. As an affiliate of Telefe, its schedule consists of soap operas, movies, local news, entertainment shows and cartoons. It started broadcasting in color in 1980.


Channel 5 studios

Channel 5 was inaugurated in 1964, making it the only local TV channel, although a satellite of Channel Seven -the Argentina's only public station- was (and still is) available on channel 8. In the beginning, the station had a small transmitter capable of broadcasting at just 200 W. The first newscast of the station was Noticinco. Other early shows included Demos una Mano ("Let's Help") and Tertulia Hogareña ("Home Theater").

Children's programming[edit]

Maybe the best remembered children shows on Channel 5 were Capitán Kapote and Esperando a Papá ("Waiting for Daddy"), both produced in the 1970s. The cartoons were popular too, including famous American shows like Top Cat, The Jetsons and Bugs Bunny. Today, the channel broadcasts children shows from the Telefe network exclusively, although some of them are pre-empted or shown on alternate slots to accommodate local newscasts and public affairs programming.

International programming[edit]

Channel 5 used to rely deeply on American imports during its time as an independent station. Among the most famous series broadcast in the 1970s were Bonanza, Combat! and The Fugitive.

Educational and cultural programming[edit]

Since 1994, the channel offers a daily mini-program called Rosario, Patrimonio de Todos ("Rosario, People's Heritage"). The show offers a retrospective to the city's history and its importance in the building of Argentina.

Current local programming[edit]

  • Bien Temprano ("Very Early") - early morning newscast
  • El Show de AJ ("The AJ Show") - variety
  • Bótelos ("Throw 'em") - journalistic
  • Tiempo de Campo ("Country Time") - country news
  • Fútbol sin Trampas ("Fair Play") - soccer talk


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