Televisión Española

Televisión Española (acronym TVE, on lowercase letters: tve, in English "Spanish Television") is the national state-owned public-service television broadcaster in Spain. TVE belongs to the RTVE Corporation which has overall responsibility for national public-service radio and television under a Parliament-appointed General Manager who, as well as being answerable to a Board of Directors, reports to an all-party committee of the national parliament, as provided for in the Public Radio and Television Law of 2006.

TVE's activities were previously financed by a combination of advertising revenue and subsidies from the national government, but since January 2010 it has been supported by subsidies only.

Televisión Española, S.A.
TypeBroadcast television network
AvailabilitySpain, Worldwide (via TVE Internacional)
SloganLa de todos (The TV of all)
Key people
Ignacio Corrales (Chairman)
Launch date
28 October 1956
Official website

TVE television channels

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Colour TVE test card used since 1975 by La 1 (until 1996) and by La 2 (until 2001)
Channel's logo Type of programming
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La 1: Colloquially known as La Uno (The One) and formerly as TVE1, La Primera (The First). La 1 is a generalist channel which mainly broadcasts news reports, news programmes, documentaries, magazine programmes, Spanish and Hispanic Latin American TV series, films (particularly Spanish and American films) and some popular sports competitions. It is Spain's first TV channel and is currently its most popular.


La 2: Colloquially known as La Dos (The Two) and formerly as TVE2, Segunda Cadena (Second Channel), or UHF. La 2 mainly broadcasts cultural programming, North American TV series, documentaries, Spanish and European films, news reports, debates and musicals. It offers a different aspect from its generalist sister channel, La 1.

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24h: 24 horas is RTVE's 24-hour news channel created in 1997. It broadcasts news reports, debates, analyses, interviews as well as rolling news. It was Spain's first 24-hour news channel.

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Teledeporte: Teledeporte broadcasts major Spanish and international sporting events. At other times certain sports programming is also shown to fill up the slots and also due to lack of interest from the public.

Clan: Formerly known as Clan TVE. Clan is a children's channel, but also offers some programming aimed at teenagers during the evening and repeats TVE content from other channels during the early hours.

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La 1 HD: La 1 in High-definition.

La 2 HD: La 2 in High-definition.

Clan HD: Clan in High-definition.

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Teledeporte HD: Teledeporte in High-definition.

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TVE Internacional: RTVE international television channel. It was created in 1989 and broadcasts TVE content throughout the world.


Star TVE HD: International entertainment television channel, broadcast by satellite to Latin America. Launched in 2016.


1er logo TVE

From October 1956 to March 1962

Logo de TVE (1960'-1991)

From March 1962 to July 1991.

Logo TVE (1991-2008)

From July 1991 to July 2008.


From September 2008 to today.

News services

Both the international channel and La 1 have regular news-bulletins marketed under the Telediario name; Telediario has three editions: the breakfast edition, 15:00 (local time) edition and 21:00 edition. La 1 also broadcasts regional news bulletins at 14:00. La 2 also has its own national news bulletin, "La 2 Noticias" ("The 2 News"), which began as an original nightly news bulletin in the late 1980s but it was turned into a breakfast news-programme in the mid-1990s and was later revamped as a nightly news bulletin, reverting to its original timeslot at 22:00. In 2015, La 2 Noticias moved to a later timeslot, 01:05.

In addition, various regions have their own regional newscasts which may either supplement or replace Telediario in those regions. Examples include:

  • TVE Andalucía: Noticias de Andalucía (Spanish language) - since 1970
  • TVE Aragón: Noticias de Aragón (Spanish language) - since 1979
  • TVE Asturias: Panorama regional (Spanish language) - since 1974
  • TVE Baleares: Informatiu Balear (Catalan language) - since 1979
  • TVE Canarias: Telecanarias (Spanish language) - since 1971
  • TVE Cantabria: Telecantabria (Spanish language) - since 1984
  • TVE Castilla-La Mancha: Noticias de Castilla-La Mancha (Spanish language) - since 1989
  • TVE Castilla y León: Noticias de Castilla y León (Spanish language) - since 1982
  • TVE Catalunya: L'informatiu (Catalan language) - since 1977
  • TVE Ceuta: Noticias de Ceuta (Spanish language)
  • TVE Comunitat Valenciana: L'informatiu-Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian language) - since 1971
  • TVE Extremadura: Noticias de Extremadura (Spanish language) - since 1989
  • TVE Galicia: Telexornal-Galicia (Galician language) - since 1971
  • TVE La Rioja: Informativo La Rioja / Telerioja (Spanish language) - since 1986
  • TVE Madrid: Informativo de Madrid (Spanish language)
  • TVE Melilla: Noticias de Melilla (Spanish language)
  • TVE Murcia: Noticias de Murcia (Spanish language) - since 1982
  • TVE Navarra: Telenavarra (Spanish language) - since 1981
  • TVE País Vasco: Telenorte (Spanish language) - since 1971

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Antonio Carbonell

Antonio Carbonell Muñoz (born 30 November 1969 in Madrid) is a Spanish singer-songwriter of Romani heritage, known for his participation in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest.

He belongs to a family involved in flamenco music: he's the son of singer of cante Montoyita, and he is cousin to the members of the popular flamenco-pop band Ketama. He has collaborated with important flamenco artists such as Enrique Morente and Manolo Sanlúcar.His first album, Ilusiones, had a modest reception. Later, when he was internally chosen by Televisión Española as the Spanish representative for the 41st Eurovision Song Contest, he published his second album, ¡Ay, Qué Deseo!. With the homonym song, he received a rather poor result at the contest (20th out of 23 countries).

Apart from his two solo albums, he has contributed to a number of flamenco compilation albums: Cante Gitano, Directo Desde Casa Patas, Esencias Flamencas and Lo Mejor Que Tengo.

Cadillac (band)

Cadillac were a Spanish pop group, active between 1981 and 1986. They are known internationally for their participation in the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest.

The group was founded in Madrid in 1981 by José María Guzmán (vocals/guitar) and Eduardo Ramírez (vocals/bass). They recruited Pedro Sánchez (vocals/keyboards) and Javier de Juan (drums) to form a quartet. Their first album, Pensando en tí, was released later that year to critical approval but only modest sales.

Javier de Juan left the group in 1982 and was replaced by Daniel Jacques. Cadillac's second and third albums. Llegas de madrugada and Un día mas, also failed to sell in large quantities. Ramírez left the group, unhappy with decisions made by their record company, and Pepe Marchante came in as bassist. The group finally made a commercial breakthrough in 1985 with the album Funkyllac, which contained the hit single "Arturo" and featured harder rhythms which proved popular with record buyers.

In 1986, Cadillac were chosen by broadcaster Televisión Española as the Spanish representatives for the 31st Eurovision Song Contest with the Guzmán-composed song "Valentino". That year's contest took place on 3 May in Bergen, Norway, where "Valentino" placed tenth of the 20 entries.Marchante left the group in 1986, and this ultimately led to their decision to disband later that year.

Concha Velasco

Concepción Velasco Varona OAXS MML (born 29 November 1939), known professionally as Concha Velasco (also Conchita Velasco), is a Spanish film actress, theater actress, singer, and television presenter. She was born in Valladolid and she moved to Madrid when she was 10 years old. She worked as a dancer with Manolo Caracol and with Celia Gámez.

On March 14, 2018 she announced that, after 64 years of career, the stage play El funeral will be her last.

Destino de Mujer

Destino de Mujer (English title: Destiny of a Woman) is a Venezuelan telenovela created by Mariela Romero and produced in 1997 as a joint production of Venevisión and Televisión Española. The telenovela lasted for 136 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevisión International.Sonya Smith and Jorge Reyes starred as the main protagonists with Yajaira Orta, Henry Galué, Tatiana Capote, Gabriela Vergara and Rafael Romero as antagonists.

Hombres (song)

"Hombres" (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈombɾes], "Men") is a song recorded by Spanish singer Eva Santamaría. The song was written by Carlos Toro. It is best known as the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, held in Millstreet, Ireland. The song was chosen internally by the Spanish broadcaster, Televisión Española (TVE), as their representative in the Contest that year.

Jordi Hurtado

Jordi Hurtado Torres (Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona, 16 June 1957) is a Spanish radio and television presenter and voice actor. He is popular in Spain thanks to Televisión Española shows like Saber y ganar (To Know and To Win).

As of 2018 he has been the host of Saber y ganar for 21 years.

Matías Prats Luque

Matías Prats Luque (b. Madrid, 14 September 1952) is a Spanish sports and news journalist.

Matías Prats graduated in law and journalism. The journalist, son of the legendary Matías Prats Cañete, began his career at radio station La Voz de Madrid. In 1975, he began working for Televisión Española in the programme Redacción Noche presented by Joaquín Arozamena on La 2. In 1978, he was the spokesperson for Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest.As a sports journalist, he covered eight Olympic Games, several FIFA World Cup tournaments, Grand Slam tournaments, the Davis Cup, The Masters or the Ryder Cup. In 1990 Prats directed Estudio Estadio on Televisión Española, a sports programme he presented from 1981 to 1993. In 1991, he joined the first edition of Telediario as a news anchor. Later, he hosted Fútbol de Primera and Sólo Goles in 1994.Since joining Antena 3 in September 1998, Matías Prats has been a news anchor on Antena 3 Noticias.His son Matías Prats Chacón is a third-generation sports journalist working in Telecinco.


The Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, S.A. (Spanish Radio and Television Corporation) is the state-owned public corporation that assumed the indirect management of the Spanish public radio and television service formerly called Ente Público Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE Public Entity) in 2007. RTVE is the largest audiovisual group in Spain broadcasting in the Spanish language. Since January 2010 it is financed exclusively by public subsidies.

RTVE Symphony Orchestra

The RTVE Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española), also known as the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra is a Spanish radio orchestra servicing RTVE, the Spanish national broadcasting network.The Orchestra is based at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid, Spain.

Riders of the Dawn

Riders of the Dawn (Spanish: Los Jinetes del Alba) is a 1990 Spanish film, written and directed by Vicente Aranda, an adaptation of a novel by Jesús Fernández Santos. It stars Victoria Abril and Jorge Sanz.

Made as five-episode television miniseries for Televisión Española, it premiered at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival as two-part feature film. The miniseries was broadcast on La Primera Cadena of Televisión Española in 1991.

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Spain entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, held in Millstreet, Ireland. Their entry was Eva Santamaría with the song "Hombres" (English: Men). Televisión Española (TVE) used an internal selection to select Santamaría.

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995

Spain entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, held in Dublin, Ireland. Their entry was Anabel Conde with the song "Vuelve conmigo" (English: Come Back To Me). Televisión Española (TVE) used an internal selection to select Conde.

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

Spain entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, held in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Televisión Española (TVE) internally selected Mikel Herzog to represent Spain with the song "¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti?" (What Am I Going to Do Without You?).

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

Spain entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, held in Jerusalem, Israel. Televisión Española (TVE) internally selected Lydia to represent Spain with the song "No quiero escuchar" (I don't want to listen).

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Say Yay!" written by Bárbara Reyzábal, Rubén Villanueva and Víctor Púa Vivó. The song was performed by Barei. The Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) organised the national final Objetivo Eurovisión in order to select the Spanish entry for the 2016 contest in Stockholm, Sweden. Six artists and songs competed in the televised show where an in-studio jury, an international jury and a public televote selected "Say Yay!" performed by Barei as the winner.

As a member of the "Big 5", Spain automatically qualified to compete in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Performing in position 19, Spain placed twenty-second out of the 26 participating countries with 77 points.

Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The participation of Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first began at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Televisión Española (TVE), a division of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) and member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), were responsible for the selection process of their participation. Spain used a national selection format, broadcasting a show entitled Eurojunior, for their participation at the contests. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2003 contest was Sergio with the song "Desde el cielo", which finished in second place out of sixteen participating entries, achieving a score of 125 points. Spain withdrew from competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, but will take part in the 2019 contest in Gliwice, Poland.

TVE Internacional

TVE Internacional is a Spanish pay television channel owned by Televisión Española. Programming includes a mix of news, discussion-based programmes and drama and documentaries from TVE's La 1 and La 2 Spanish networks. It was launched in December 1989. It broadcasts to Latin America, Western Sahara, Equatorial Guinea, Americas and the Philippines, in which most of the Hispanic-speaking people are located.

Several news bulletins are provided during the day, covering a mixed Spanish and International agenda. Telediario is a bulletin produced for and also broadcast in Spain, simulcast on the international station. However, editions of Telediario Internacional are also produced specially for the channel. A daily showbiz magazine, Gente, is broadcast nightly at 7pm GMT.

A limited number of advertisements are shown on the channel. More usually, network commercial breaks on programmes broadcast live in Spain are covered with a clock and short information films about Spain and its wildlife, although sometimes the advertisements are shown.

Television in Spain

Television in Spain was launched in October 1956, when the state broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) started regular broadcasts. The first private channels started in 1990. Colour transmissions started in 1972 after two years of test transmissions, with all programming transmitted in color from 1977, and colour commercials, which started in 1978. Currently, television is one of the leading mass media of the country, and by 2008 was in 99.7% of households in Spain according to INE statistics.

Until recently terrestrial television was considered an essential public service. Broadcasting is managed both directly by the State and indirectly, through controlled concessions to private firms. The Audiovisual Law of 2010 changed this by defining radio and television as commercial services that individuals pay for, fostering liberalization within some constraints.

Trigo Limpio

Trigo Limpio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtɾiɣo ˈlimpjo]) were a Spanish musical trio popular in Spain in the 1970s and 1980s. It was originally formed by Amaya Saizar, Iñaki de Pablo and Luis Carlos Gil.

The band represented Televisión Española in the sixth edition of the OTI Festival 1977 with the song "Rómpeme, mátame" getting the fourth place. Three years later, they represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 with the entry "Quédate esta noche". By the time of their Eurovision participation, Amaya Saizar had been replaced by Patricia Fernández.

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