List of television networks in Venezuela

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Television networks in Venezuela can be divided into three categories:

  • National broadcasting networks, such as Venevision
  • Regional broadcasting networks, such as Televisora Regional del Táchira
  • Community broadcasting networks, such as Catia TVe

Table of broadcast networks[edit]

All of the networks listed below operate a number of terrestrial television stations. In addition, several of these networks are also aired on cable and satellite services.

Table of broadcast television networks
Major national networks
Television Network Founded  % of Venezuelan households reached # of households viewable Type of network # of Full-Power Affiliates # of Low-Power/Class-A Affiliates & Transmitters
Venevisión 1961 N/A N/A Commercial 33 N/A
VTV 1964 N/A N/A Political, National 45 N/A
TVes 2007 N/A N/A Cultural, Social Service TV N/A N/A
Televen 1988 N/A N/A Commercial 27 N/A
ViVe 2003 N/A N/A Educational N/A N/A
Globovisión 1994 N/A N/A News, Commercial 7 N/A
Vale TV 1998 N/A N/A educational 27 N/A
Meridiano Televisión 1996 N/A N/A Commercial, sports 16 N/A
TeleSUR 2005 N/A N/A Political, News 4 N/A
Regional networks
Canal i (previously PumaTV) 1995 N/A N/A Commercial/news, regional N/A N/A
La Tele 2002 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 14 N/A
Amavisión 1983 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televisora de Oriente 1992 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 8 N/A
TVS 1994 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TRV (Orbivisión) N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TIC TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Color TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Novavisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Aragua TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telellano N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Rumbera TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Llanovisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Bolívar Visión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TV Guayana N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
NTV Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
DAT TV 2001 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Niños Cantores Televisión 1987 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Avila TV 2006 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
LaSimón TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
UCV TV (Caracas)|UCV TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Flamingo Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A NCTV N/A N/A N/A Political, Commercials, News, Sports, Religious N/A N/A Sol TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TV Llano 1995 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Promar TV 1995 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Somos TV 2005 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
V+TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telecentro 1990 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 6 N/A
Televisora Andina de Mérida 1982 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
OMC Televisión 1998 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
ULA TV 1999 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
AR Visión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telemir 2005 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Sol Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Tele Éxito N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional 11 N/A
Telecaribe (Venezuela)|Telecaribe 1989 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 20 N/A
Portuguesa TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Universal Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Regional Acarigua N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televisra Regional de Portuguesa N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Prisma Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telesol N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Olímpica Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televisora Regional del Táchira 1989 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Canal 21 (Táchira) N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Buena TV 2006 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Total TV (TTV) N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TeleBoconó 1979 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Tele Yaracuy N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Yaracuyana TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Televiza 1994 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 4 N/A
Zuliana de Televisión 1991 N/A N/A Commercial, regional 3 N/A
Global TV 1999 N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Telecolor N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Tele N N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
URBE Televisión N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
Ciudad TV N/A N/A N/A Commercial, regional N/A N/A
TV Familia 2001 N/A N/A Religion, regional N/A N/A
Community television networks
TV Puerto 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Apure N/A N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Teletambores 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Contacto Vecinal TV 2005 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Zamora TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Oritvisión 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Calipso TV 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Río N/A N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Catia TVe 2001 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Caricuao 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Coro TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Galopando TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Lara TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Azul TVC N/A N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Survisión 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Bailadores 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Petare 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Siguaraya TV 2006 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Valdez TV 2005 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Jaureguina TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Michelena TV 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Montaña TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Rubio 2006 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Vida TV 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Tarmas TV 2002 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Camunare Rojo TV 2003 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Bolívar TV 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Fundacomez 2004 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Quijote TV 2006 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Arawakos TVC 2007 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
Venezuela Heroica 2007 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A
TV Limón 2007 N/A N/A Community 1 N/A

History[edit]

History of Broadcast networks
1953-1960 1961-1970 1970-1980 1980-1990 1990-2000 2000-2007
Televisora Nacional TVN-5 (22 Noviembre 1952) Televisora Nacional Televisora Nacional Red canal 5 (1974) Televisora Nacional red canal 5 Televisora Nacional red canal 5 - ValeTV (1998) ValeTV
Televisa canal 4 (1° Junio 1953 - 1960) Venevisión Canal 4 (27 Febrero 1961) Venevisión Venevisión Venevisión Venevisión Canal 4 - Venevisión Continental (28 Agosto 2000)
Radio Caracas Televisión Canal 2, 7 y 10 (15 Noviembre 1953) RCTV RCTV RCTV Radio Caracas Televisión Radio Caracas Televisión Canal 2 (27 Mayo 2007) - RCTV Internacional - por cable (16 de Julio 2007)
Televisa del Zulia (1956) Canal 22 (Caracas) Setiembro 25 1956 Cidade De Venezolana Inspectòr Cities
Ondas del Lago Televisión canal 13 Saò Barthelemy (1° Octubre 1957) TeleZulia (9° Noviembre 1957) en (1° Enero 1959)
Radio Valencia Television (1958) Radio Valencia Televisión Teletrece Teletrece Teletrece
Cadena Venezolana de Television canal 8 CVTV (1ª Agosto 1964) Cadena Venezolana de Television canal 8 CVTV - Venezolana de Television red canal 8 (1974) Venezolana de Television red canal 8 Venezolana de Television Venezolana de Televisión
Canal 11 Televisión (Diciembre 1966-Mayo 1968)
Canal 11 (Maracaibo) NCTV canal 11 (1987)
Canal 11 (Caracas) Televen (1988)
Canal 2 (Saõ Barthelemy) TVES canal 2 (27 de Mayo de 2007)

Defunct over-the-air Venezuelan television networks[edit]

  • Televisora Nacional - Government network, predecessor of Vale TV.
  • Televisa - The first commercial network in Venezuela, was bought out by the Grupo Cisneros and became Venevisión.
  • RCTV (Radio Caracas Televisión) - Second commercial network whose license expired on May 27, 2007. The license renewal was refused by the Government of Hugo Chávez. It was re-launched on cable and satellite television networks on July 16, 2007 as RCTV International.
  • Televisa del Zulia - First regional commercial network, created in 1956 and closed in 1960.
  • Ondas del Lago Televisión - Regional television network - Active in the late '50s.
  • Radio Valencia Televisión - A regional over-the-air broadcast network from 1958 to 1962.
  • Teletrece - A regional television network - Active in the 60's.
  • Canal 11 Televisión - Commercial television network, 1966 – 1968.
  • Canal 11 (Maracaibo) - A regional television network - Active in the 60's.
  • Marte TV - A Caracas regional network. Sold and re-launched as La Tele on December 1, 2002.

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