TV Chile

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TV Chile
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Owned by Televisión Nacional de Chile
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)

TV Chile (literally in English Chilean Television) is a television network that transmits shows from Santiago, Chile. TV Chile is the international signal of Television Nacional de Chile (literally in English National Television of Chile).


The first national satellite broadcasts of TVN began in 1986, reaching also some parts of Latin America. TV Chile, as an independent signal from TVN, began officially in 1989.[1]

Things would change radically for the network during the 2000s, when it made a contract with DirecTV, which allowed TV Chile to reach over 140 countries worldwide, which roughly constitutes 66 percent of the world's countries.

The television's current programming consists basically of variety and music shows, as well as programs dedicated to tourism, comedy and news.

After signing the contract with DirecTV, TV Chile became one of the few television channels to broadcast shows to the Antarctic.

In the year 2000, TV Chile was able to reach Australia for the first time by means of a paid subscription with TARBS. The service has been intermittently operating, as once TARBS shut down operations in 2004, UBI World TV began carrying it. The channel is currently being transmitted in the region via Luso Vision.


Internet (Global)

United States


Australia & New Zealand


Latin America


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  2. ^ "TV Chile". TV Chile. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 

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