TV Cidade Fortaleza
|Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil|
|Branding||Record Ceará (sometimes)|
|Slogan||TV de Primeira (TV first)|
|Channels||Analog: 8 (VHF)|
(TV Cidade de Fortaleza Ltda.)
|Founded||August 30, 1978|
|Former callsigns||TV Uirapuru (1978–81)|
|Former affiliations||SBT (1987–98)
On August 30 of 1978, went on the air TV Uirapuru, which broadcast its signal on channel 8. Shortly afterwards, on December the same year, businessman Miguel Dias de Sousa officialized acquired 50% of the station. On March 1979, the rest was purchased in its entirety.
In 1982, the station also began broadcasting the programming of TVS. From Monday to Saturday, programming of the Rede Bandeirantes remained while on Sunday it gave way to the Programa Sílvio Santos (Silvio Santos Show), which led the ratings in the country.
In 1987, the station closed affiliation agreement with SBT. The TV Cidade was known for producing police programs, leading the ratings in Ceará.
The station chairman, Miguel Dias announced in 1998, that TV Cidade to be affiliated by Rede Record, which was expanding by all Brazil.
After 15 years of affiliation with Record, TV Cidade celebrates an excellent growth and is the leader and deputy leader in audience in Ceará. The station invested in good staff in journalism and entertainment, becoming one of the major affiliates of Rede Record.