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Launched 1986
Owned by Seabra Portuguese Television
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Country United States
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Newark, New Jersey
Website www.spttv.com
Dish Network Channel 9814
DirecTV Channel TBA
Cablevision Channel 276
Comcast Check local listings

SPT TV is a Portuguese language Television channel in the United States that is owned by Seabra Portuguese Television. The channel launched in 1986 and is available via cable and satellite. It is the first Portuguese-language television channel based in the US and features the best programming from Portugal as well as local programming created especially for the Portuguese diaspora in the US.[citation needed] In January 2007, SPT TV launched SIC Notícias in North America, in partnership with SIC. It is currently available only on Dish Network.

SPT TV features programming from SIC, a private network in Portugal. Programming includes news, entertainment, talk-shows, comedies, reality shows, sports, among other genres.

Sport TV Americas[edit]

In August 2010, SPT TV partnered up with Portuguese Sports broadcaster Sport TV to launch Sport TV Americas, a North American version of the Portuguese sports service.[1] The channel features exclusive coverage of Liga ZON Sagres with 5 live matches every weekend as well as coverage of the Portuguese second division, the League Cup and Portuguese Cup.

On June 5, 2013, for reasons exclusively imputable to RTP - USA Inc. dba SPT (Seabra Portuguese Television), SPORT TV Portugal S.A. was forced to restrain the access to the respective signal.[2]


  1. ^ Dish Network launches Sport TV Americas American Dish Blog 2010-08-17
  2. ^ Sport TV Americas Notice Sport TV Americas 2013-06-05

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