Televisión de Galicia (Galician pronunciation: [teleβiˈsjon de ɡaˈliθja]; Television of Galicia; abbreviated as TVG), commonly known as A Galega (The Galician [One]), is the primary television channel of Galician public broadcaster Corporación de Radio Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG).
The Televisión de Galicia is a Galician-speaking TV channel. It was the first wholly Galician-speaking TV network. Its broadcast covers whole Galician territory and it is supported by the Galician autonomous government.
|Launched||24 July 1985|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Audience share||11.7% (July 2013, VerTele)|
A galega. Xa ves. |
("The Galician [one]. You already see.")
|Headquarters||Santiago de Compostela|
Mux 25 (A Coruña)|
Mux 40 (Santiago)
Mux 59 (Lugo)
Mux 50 (Ourense)
Mux 58 (Pontevedra)
|Hispasat 1C||11811 V / 27.500 / 5/6|
|Hispasat||12052 V / 27.500 / 3/4|
|Astra 1A||11686 V / 22000 / 5/6|
|Movistar TV||Channel 174|
|Zattoo||watch online (Spain only)|
TVG went on air for the first time on 25 July 1985, with the short film Mamasunción by Chano Piñeiro. After a test period, which lasted until 29 September 1985, the station began broadcasting regularly with 39 weekly hours of programmes. The station now broadcasts a full 168 hours per week, with almost 70 per cent of its own productions. On 31 December 1996, its international channel started broadcasting in America through satellite, and on 17 May 1997, started offering its complete service via the Internet. Soon afterwards, the international channel started broadcasting in Europe. TVG is also offered in other parts of Spain as well as in Portugal by a number of cable television providers. All broadcasts are open and "free to air" (restrictions may sometimes apply to sporting events).
As a public channel, TVG is subject to Galician law. Its mission is to promote the Galician language and culture, while providing entertainment and quality productions. TVG's directive board is formed by television specialists appointed by the Galician Parliament (representing all the different political groups).