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Teletica, formerly known as Televisora de Costa Rica S.A., is the first Costa Rican television company, founded in 1958. It operates Teletica Canal 7, Teletica Canal 33, and, since 1991, CableTica.

Type Spanish-language broadcast television network
Country  Costa Rica
Availability National
Slogan Siempre con usted
(Always with you)
Headquarters San José, Costa Rica
Broadcast area
Costa Rica
Owner Olga Cozza de Picado
Key people
Rene Picado
(General Manager)
Launch date
May 9, 1960(as Teletica Canal 7)
Official website


In October 1958 an agreement was signed that gave rise to Televisora de Costa Rica S.A., Teletica Channel 7. Mario Echandi, President of Costa Rica, decided to grant licenses to private television. Two men were his great predecessors, in the area of business, Mr. René Picado Esquivel and the area of electronics, Mr. Carlos Manuel Reyes.

On May 9, 1960 the first television image was aired. People were amazed to have this new world in their homes. From its first day on the air, its goals were to inform, educate and entertain, stimulate art and culture, and encourage further commercial development through advertising activity.


Teletica Canal 7[edit]

Main article: Teletica Canal 7

This is the flagship TV station of the media group. It airs news, sports, and imported programs from Televisa in Mexico, Univision and Telemundo in the United States, and Venevisión in Venezuela. Other programs are from NBC, ABC, and CBS.

XPERTV Canal 33[edit]

The channel was established in 2009 and focuses to small and medium companies, airing lifestyle programming and minor sporting events.


Sports channel, launched in 2013, focusing on local sporting events. This channel exclusively available on Cable Tica.

Cable Tica[edit]

Since 1991, this has been the most popular cable network in San Jose, Costa Rica, including internet service and HD channels.

Tuyo Movil[edit]

This is a joint venture with ICE and Teletica to enter into the mobile communications business. It includes voice and data kits, using the Mobile virtual network operator technology.

Deportivo Saprissa[edit]

In 2011, Teletica became a major share-holder of the Deportivo Saprissa soccer club, after Jorge Vergara sold the team back to a group of Costa Rican businessmen.

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