Antena 3 (Spain)

Antena 3 is a Spanish terrestrial television channel owned by Atresmedia which also owns Onda Cero, one of Spain's most listened to radio stations. Its current headquarters are located in San Sebastián de los Reyes, near Madrid. Antena 3 is listed as the third channel on television sets throughout Spain, except certain autonomous communities where the autonomous television station occupies channel 3.

It was originally launched on 25 January 1988 as Canal 10 España, but that channel was closed down on 1 September 1988 that same year. Later, the following year, it was replaced by a new channel called Antena 3 which was launched on Christmas Day, 25 December 1989 when it began test transmissions, and then later, it commenced its official broadcasts throughout Spain exactly one month later on 25 January 1990 with a programme fronted by journalist Miguel Ángel Nieto, thus becoming Spain's first nationwide private television station; before this, RTVE had a state monopoly.

Some of the most popular programmes broadcast by Antena 3 include Aquí no hay quien viva, Física o Química, El Barco, Los Protegidos, Los Simpson and El Internado. Some of its programmes, such as Física o Química and Tu cara me suena gained international success and many duplicate programmes were produced worldwide.

Antena 3 headquarters
Antena 3
Antena 3 (2017)
Launched25 January 1988 (as Canal 10 España)
25 December 1989 (as Antena 3) (experimental transmissions)
25 January 1990 (official launch)
Closed1 September 1988 (as Canal 10 España)
Owned byAtresmedia
Picture format576i (SDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 16:9
Audience share13.4% (2013, [1])
SloganActualízate (Upgrade)
Broadcast areaSpain, Andorra
HeadquartersSan Sebastián de los Reyes
ReplacedCanal 10 España
Sister channel(s)laSexta
Antena 3 HD
laSexta HD
DigitalMux 69, Mux 45 (Andorra)
Movistar+Channel 3
Dish Network (U.S.)Channel 839 (International)
EuskaltelChannel 3
RChannel 3
TelecableChannel 3
Vodafone TVChannel 3
Movistar+Channel 3
Orange TVChannel 3
Verizon FiOS (U.S.)Channel 1515 (HD; International)
Streaming media
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The biggest winners for the channel are The Simpsons, Velvet, DEC, El Diario (a daily talk show run by Sandra Daviú) and the Noticias (particularly the evening edition run by Matías Prats).

Antena 3 dramas and sitcoms in the past and present include Manos a la obra, Canguros, La casa de los líos, Los ladrones van a la oficina, Hermanos de leche, Vecinos, Cañas y barro, Compañeros, Un paso adelante, Policías, Fuego, El pantano, Ada madrina, Dime que me quieres, Lleno por favor, ¿Quién da la vez?, Farmacia de Guardia, Menudo es mi padre, Nada es para siempre, Aquí no hay quien viva, and Los hombres de Paco.

Antena 3 Internacional

Antena 3 Internacional is another channel owned by Grupo Antena 3, with distribution handled by MVS Comunicaciones. The channel serves the Americas (including the United States, Mexico and Central America) and the Caribbean. Antena 3 Internacional was founded in 1995. The channel retransmits programs from the domestic Antena 3 schedule, along with live news programming, but due to rights issues with others who might hold rights to their shows in the Americas, some programming might air on a delay of several months or only after its original run has been completed.[1]


1989–1992 1992–2004 2004–2017 2017–
1989–1992 1992–2004 2004–2017 2017–present

Fake Gdim Izig photos scandal (Western Sahara)

Antena 3 was fined €215,000 by the Court of first instance of Brussels for repeatedly misusing fake photos of a homicide to illustrate what the channel presented as Moroccan police brutality at Gdim Izig (Laayoune) in Western Sahara. The pictures in fact showed bodies of victims of a quadruple homicide in Casablanca. The Rachidi family whose relatives' photos have been "repeatedly misused in bad faith" is still awaiting for "a public apology" from Antena 3.[2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ MVS Television: Our channels: Antena 3 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Antena 3 ordered to pay fine for airing false photos about Morocco". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  3. ^ "La chaîne espagnole Antena 3 condamnée à Bruxelles pour ne pas avoir vérifié ses sources". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. ^ "La chaîne de TV Antena 3 condamnée pour ne pas avoir vérifié ses sources". Retrieved 13 July 2012.

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Allí abajo

Allí abajo (English: Down there) is a Spanish television comedy series produced by Plano a Plano for Antena 3. Although it is compared to successful film Ocho apellidos vascos, creators César Benítez and Aitor Gabilondo claim they had on their minds the concept of the show long before the movie, and that it has more in common with French film Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis. It premiered to more than 6 million viewers on a simulcast airing on Antena 3, Neox and Nova, becoming the most-watched series premiere of a Spanish television show since Aída in 2005 and the best series premiere for an Antena 3 show since Compuesta y sin novio in 1994.On May 26, 2015 the series was renewed for a second season.

Antena 3

Antena 3 may refer to:

Antena 3 (Portugal), a national radio channel produced by the Portuguese public broadcasting entity Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Antena 3 (Romania), a Romanian television channel owned by Intact Media Group

Atresmedia, previously Grupo Antena 3, a Spanish media group, present in the television, radio and cinema industries

Antena 3 (Spain), a television channel

Antena 3 Canarias, a defunct television channel that broadcasts to the Canary Islands

Antena 3 Noticias, a news program

Antena 3 Radio, defunct radio station

Cuéntame un cuento (TV series)

Cuéntame un cuento is a Spanish TV series of fantasy, produced by Cuatro Cabezas for his broadcast in Antena 3 since November 10, 2014 until December 8 of the same year.

De tú a tú

De tú a tú (From You to You) was a Spanish television program broadcast by Antena 3 from 1990 to 1993. It was presented by the journalist Nieves Herrero.

El Español de la Historia

El Español de la Historia ("The Spaniard of History") was an Antena 3 show which aired on May 2007, based on the original BBC series 100 Greatest Britons. The show asked 3,000 citizens about the Greatest Spanish man or woman in history via an opinion poll.

It was presented by Matías Prats and Susanna Griso, in just one session. The winner was the (then reigning monarch) King of Spain, Juan Carlos I.

The show was widely criticized and ignored by some historians in that it focused mainly on personalities of recent history and today's Spanish world. Some key figures of Spanish history were largely ignored.

El Hormiguero

El Hormiguero (Spanish for "The Anthill") is a Spanish television program with a live audience focusing on comedy, science, and guest interviews running since September 2006. It is hosted and produced by screenwriter Pablo Motos. The show aired on Spain's Cuatro channel from launch until June 2011 and is now broadcast on Antena 3. Recurring guests on the show include Luis Piedrahita, Raquel Martos, Marron & El Hombre de Negro ("The Man in Black") (the scientists), and puppet ants Trancas and Barrancas (from the Spanish expression "a trancas y barrancas," which means "in fits and starts"). It has proved a ratings success, and has expanded from a weekly 120-minute show to a daily 40-minute show in its third season, which began on September 17, 2007.

The show won the Entertainment prize at the 2009 Rose d'Or ceremony.

El Internado

El Internado (The Boarding School), also known as El Internado Laguna Negra (The Black Lagoon Boarding School) is a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest far from the city, on the outskirts of which macabre events occur. The series debuted on 24 May 2007, and is a production of Antena 3. Although the show is recorded and produced in HD, it is only broadcast in SD. However, a Blu-ray release has been announced. The series began airing on Netflix on 15 July 2015, and stopped airing on 20 December 2017. The series was then reaired on 16 October 2018.

Fariña (TV series)

Cocaine Coast (Galician: Fariña, lit. 'Flour') is a Spanish crime drama television series created by Bambú Producciones for Atresmedia. The series is based on Nacho Carretero's nonfiction book Fariña (Flour, slang for cocaine in Galician). It premiered on Antena 3 on 28 February 2018. The series stars Javier Rey as Sito Miñanco, an infamous Galician drug trafficker. On 3 August 2018, the series premiered internationally on Netflix as Cocaine Coast.

Farmacia de guardia

Farmacia de guardia ("Pharmacy on Duty") is a Spanish comedy serial, originally broadcast on Antena 3 from 1991 to 1995.


Flooxer is a Spanish platform of audiovisual content which belongs to Atresmedia and is formed by Antena 3 and La Sexta.In July 2016 the web television series Paquita Salas, created by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo, was premiered on Flooxer. Due to the success of the series, Netflix acquired the rights to air the second season. The series won the Premios Feroz for Best Comedy Series. The other nominees were ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?, Allí abajo, Cites and La que se avecina.

Gran Hotel (TV series)

Gran Hotel (English: Grand Hotel) is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon González and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 in the UK on 18 November 2012.

The series, filmed at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, is set in an early 20th century aristocratic hotel during the reign of King Alfonso XIII and is centered on the mysteries that involve the owner's family and the hotel servants.

Los hombres de Paco

Los hombres de Paco (English: Paco's Men) is a Spanish-produced television series, a drama, that originally aired from 9 October 2005 to 19 May 2010 on the Antena 3. The series has also been broadcast in Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Morocco, Romania, Serbia, Italy, Slovakia and Turkey. It was created by Daniel Écija and Álex Pina, and starred numerous actors; primarily Paco Tous and Pepón Nieto.

Los protegidos

Los Protegidos is a Spanish TV series that tells the story of the "family" Castillo Rey, a group of people that are actually unrelated to each other but must pose as that because they have one secret: the children have special powers, and there is a group of people that is going after them.

Money Heist

Money Heist (Spanish: La casa de papel; literally The Paper House) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. It revolves about a long-prepared, multiple-day assault on the Royal Mint of Spain. The series was initially intended as a limited series and premiered on 2 May 2017, on Spanish network Antena 3. Antena 3 distributed the first two parts of the series in Spain, before the series was acquired by Netflix in late 2017, who edited and re-released the two parts worldwide, and will release a new, third part in 2019. Money Heist stars Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte, Paco Tous, Pedro Alonso, and Alba Flores.


Pulsaciones (literally Pulsations, title in English Lifeline) is a Spanish thriller series produced by Globomedia for Antena 3. It premiered on January 10 and ended on March 14, 2017, and was a one-season, 10-episode series with a closed ending. The series was selected by consulting agency The WIT among the most remarkable international shows in the 2016 MIPTV Media Market.

Sin identidad

Sin identidad (English: No identity) is a Spanish television series produced by Diagonal TV for Antena 3. The series was premiered on May 13, 2014.

The Bush Baby

Bush Baby, Little Angel of the Grasslands (大草原の小さな天使 ブッシュベイビー, Daisougen no Chiisana Tenshi Busshubeibī), shortened as The Bush Baby, is the title of a 1992 anime series consisting of forty 25-minute episodes. It is based on the novel The Bushbabies (1965) by Canadian author William Stevenson.

The series is part of Fuji Television and Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater, which consists of anime television series adaptations of classic children's books. It has also been broadcast internationally on networks such as TVO / Access Alberta (Canada), France 3 (France), Antena 3 (Spain), Italia 1 (Italy), Tele 5 / tm3 (Germany), ORF1 (Austria), ABS-CBN / GMA 7 / Quality TeleVision (Philippines), and RTM2 (Malaysia).

Un paso adelante

Un Paso Adelante (One step forward) is a Spanish TV drama similar to the American 1980’s TV series Fame. It was originally broadcast on Spanish channel Antena 3 from 2002 to 2005. It has also been a huge success in Spanish-speaking countries (including Latin America), in Germany (where it was retitled Dance – Der Traum vom Ruhm), Italy (where it was retitled Paso Adelante), Serbia, Montenegro and in France (where it was retitled Un, Dos, Tres). It began airing on Séries+ in Canada in 2011.

Choreographers: Luka Yexi (seasons 1+2) Anna & Carlos Infante (seasons 3+4) Myriam Benedited (seasons 5+6)

Velvet (TV series)

Velvet (also known as Galerías Velvet) is a Spanish drama television series created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. María and produced by Bambú Producciones for Antena 3. Its budget is estimated in 500,000 euros per episode. The main storyline of the show is the love story of Alberto Márquez (played by Miguel Ángel Silvestre), heir of Galerías Velvet, one of the most prestigious fashion houses in the Spain of the late 1950s, and Ana Rivera (Paula Echevarría), who works as a seamstress there.

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