Porto Canal

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Porto Canal
Logo Porto Canal.jpg
Launched 29 September 2006
Owned by FC Porto
Picture format Resolution:
576i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 HD
Slogan O Norte começa aqui (The North begins here)
Country Portugal
Broadcast area Portugal
Headquarters Matosinhos
Website www.portocanal.pt
NOS Channel 13 (SD)
MEO Channel 14 (SD)
NOS Channel 13
Channel 37 (HD)
Nowo Channel 18
MEO Channel 14
Channel 194 (HD)
Vodafone Channel 13 (HD)
Channel 186 (SD)

Porto Canal is a private Regional television station for Northern Portugal. It is a basic cable television channel only in Littoral Northern Portugal and a digital cable and satellite television in inland Northern Portugal and elsewhere. It is based in Matosinhos. Launched on September 29, 2006, it replaced former NTV (from Porto TV, based in Vila Nova de Gaia) which transformed into RTPN, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa's news channel.

In July 2010, Porto Canal launched three new delegations in Mirandela, Arcos de Valdevez and Penafiel, and in the beginning of 2011, three more in Guimarães, Braga and Vila Real.[1]

On 4 March 2011, Porto Canal announced a partnership with Portuguese sports club F.C. Porto. On 1 August 2011, F.C. Porto assumed the management of Porto Canal, launching two new F.C. Porto related programs, Flash Porto and Somos Porto.[2] Porto Canal also broadcasts live full matches of the F.C. Porto teams of football (only FC Porto B home games), basketball, handball and roller hockey.

Porto Canal is available on the TV packages of NOS (cable and satellite), Meo (IPTV and satellite), Nowo (cable) and Vodafone (IPTV).


In terms of content the channel airs generalist and regional programming. It focuses primarily on news of the northern region of Portugal, having also many diverse programs.

Since the partnership with FC Porto, it has programs like Flash Porto or 45 Minutos à Porto that broadcast club-related news and information.

Major programs (non-sports)[edit]

Sports programs (FC Porto)[edit]

Personnel of Porto Canal[edit]

  • Director-General
    • Júlio Magalhães
  • Director of information and programming
    • Domingos de Andrade
  • Director of FC Porto contents
    • Rui Cerqueira
  • Managing editor
    • Vanda Balieiro
  • Program coordinator
    • Mafalda Campos
  • Production coordinator
    • Fátima Ribeiro de Almeida
  • Editors
    • Ana Rita Basto
    • Ana Guedes Rodrigues
    • Cláudia Fonseca
    • Pedro Carvalho da Silva
    • Carla Ascenção
  • Online editor
    • André Arantes
  • Lisbon Correspondent
    • Salomé Pinto


  1. ^ "Porto Canal vai passar a ser o Canal do Norte" (in Portuguese). Jornal de Notícias. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nem tudo é azul e branco no canal de TV do FC Porto" (in Portuguese). Público. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2014.