Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals

The Catalan Media Corporation (Catalan: Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, CCMA; IPA: [kurpuɾəsiˈo kətəˈlanə ðə miˈdʒanz ˌawði.uβizuˈals]) is the public radio and television company in Catalonia owned by Generalitat de Catalunya.

The CCRTV is a public corporation created by the Generalitat de Catalunya by a Founding Act that passed the Parliament of Catalonia on May 18, 1983. It answers to the Parliamentary Control Commission and to the Catalan Audiovisual Council. It is funded through the Generalitat's General Budget as well as by income and yield from CCRTV's own activities. Its subsidiaries can partly finance themselves through advertising, sponsorship and the sale of merchandise and programming.[1]

Catalunya Ràdio started broadcasting on June 20, 1983, while its first television channel, TV3, started its trial broadcast on September 11 of the same year.

On September 2006, CCRTV received the EFQM Excellence Award for its organisational gestion.[2]

Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals
TypeBroadcast radio and
HeadquartersSant Joan Despí, Barcelona
OwnerGeneralitat de Catalunya
Key people
Rosa Cullell i Muniesa, Director-general
Jaume Peral i Juanola, Director of TVC
Saül Gordillo i Bernàrdez Director of Catalunya Ràdio
Launch date
Official website


The current allocation from the Catalan government to the public broadcaster is 343 million euro for 2015 which is similar in size and operation to Irish public broadcaster RTÉ and Finnish broadcaster YLE.[3]

Companies of the corporation

The CCRTV is composed of the following companies:

Televisió de Catalunya

Televisió de Catalunya is Catalonia's public broadcasting network, composed of six channels, with TV3 as its flagship channel. TVC is headquartered in Sant Joan Despí, near Barcelona.

Catalunya Radio SGR

Catalunya Radio SGR (Catalunya Ràdio) is Catalonia's public radio network. It has four stations, the most important of is its namesake Catalunya Ràdio, the audience leader in Catalonia. Catalunya Ràdio is headquartered in Barcelona.

CCRTV interactiva

CCRTV interactiva creates and distributes interactive media content for the other companies of the corporation.[4]

Activa Multimèdia Digital

The trademark that markets CCRTV technology.[5]

CCRTV Administració Sistemes d'Informació

Provides support for management, planning, development, systems and computing.[6]

Corporate Shareholdings

The TV3 Marathon Foundation

Created by the CCRTV to manage the funds raised by the annual telethon La Marató de TV3, devoted to raise funds for scientific research into diseases that are currently incurable.[8]


  1. ^ CCRTV - How it works Archived 2006-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ La Corporació Catalana de Ràdio i Televisió rep el Segell d'Excel·lència Europea en la Gestió
  3. ^
  4. ^ CCRTV - CCRTV Interactiva Archived 2007-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ CCRTV - Activa Multimèdia Digital Archived 2007-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ CCRTV - ASI Archived 2007-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b CCRTV - Corporate Shareholdings Archived 2012-07-30 at
  8. ^ The TV3 Marathon Foundation Archived 2012-05-30 at

External links

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It is part of the Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, a public corporation created by the Generalitat de Catalunya by a Founding Act in 1983. Slightly more than half of its revenue (52%) comes from public funding through the Generalitat de Catalunya, while the remaining 48% is raised through advertising, sponsorship and merchandise and original productions' sales. It is officially composed by six channels: TV3, TV3 HD, 33/Super3, 3/24, Esport 3 and TV3CAT.

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