24 Horas (Spanish TV channel)

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24 Horas (Spanish pronunciation: [bejntiˈkwatɾo ˈoɾas], 24 Hour) is a Spanish free-to-air news channel that was launched on 15 September 1997.

24 Horas
Logo TVE-24h.svg
Launched15 September 1997; 22 years ago (1997-09-15)
Owned byRTVE
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Slogan"Conectados al mundo."
(Connected to the world.)
Broadcast areaSpain
HeadquartersTorrespaña, Madrid, Spain
Sister channel(s)La 1
La 2
TVE Internacional
Digital terrestrial television
(United States)
WORA-TV channel 5.10 (Mayaguez, PR)
Hot Bird 13°E (Europe, Middle East & North Africa)12303 V 27500 3/4 (HD)
Movistar+ (Spain)Channel 112
NOS (Portugal)Channel 212
MEO (Portugal)Channel 211
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 631 (SD)
NOS (Portugal)Channel 212
Kabel Deutschland (Germany)Channel 872 (SD)
Unitymedia (Germany)Channel 493 (SD)
NetCologne (Germany)Channel 520 (SD)
Charter Spectrum (USA)Channel 836
Izzi Telecom (Mexico)Channel 186
MEO (Portugal)Channel 211
Streaming media
RTVE websiteWatch live

It produces news output and factual programmes for La 1, La 2 and TVE Internacional, and simulcasts most domestic news programmes aired on La 1.


It was initially available on the Vía Digital digital satellite package on the Hispasat satellite at 30° West, and was encrypted, and thus mainly aimed to Spain, although it could also be seen simulcasted by TVE Internacional at certain times of the day. However, it eventually started simulcasting on the Eutelsat Hot Bird and SES Astra satellite system in the clear, moving later to free-to-air digital transmissions on the same satellite at a later date.

Currently, the channel is available on the Astra 1KR and Hispasat 1D satellites at 19.2°E and 30°W respectively as part of the Digital + package for Spain only, on the Eutelsat Hot Bird satellite at 13°E for the whole of Europe, and the Hispasat 1C satellite at 30°W for the Americas until March 2006. Afterwards it will only be possible to receive TVE through Spanish packages offered by Dish Network and DirectTV in the Americas.

Since November 2005, it has also been available on digital terrestrial television in Spain. La 1 simulcasts the channel between 04:00 or 05:00 (local time) and 06:30. During the public holidays or the summer break, it simulcasts until 10:05.

In Europe, it is available free-to-air on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13° East. Due to economic reasons, it moved its satellite distribution for Europe to Astra 19.2°E alongside with TVE Internacional and the RTVE radios (RNE Radio Nacional, RNE Radio Clásica, RNE Radio 3, RNE Ràdio 4, RNE Radio 5, Radio Exterior) between January 2014 and January 2020. As of January 1, 2020, it is also available terrestrially in Puerto Rico over the second subchannel of television station WORA-TV.


La mañana en 24h (weekdays 10 am – 3 pm)Edit

  • Ángeles Bravo
  • Alex Barreiro
  • Jerónimo Fernández-Pachón
  • Olga Lambea
  • Silvia Laplana (weather)

La tarde en 24h (weekdays 5 – 8:35 pm)Edit

  • Emilio De Andrés
  • Ana Belén Roy
  • Isabel Zubiaurre (weather)

La noche en 24h (weekdays 10:30 pm – 12:05 am)Edit

  • Víctor Arribas
  • Lara Siscar
  • Pepe Hervás (culture)
  • Ana de Roqu (weather)

Weekday Overnight (1 – 2 am and then repeat until 6:30 am)Edit

  • Paula Sainz-Pardo
  • Ana de Roque (weather)

Weekend Morning (8 – 8:30 am and 9 am – 2:30 pm)Edit

  • Beatriz Pérez-Aranda
  • Mercedes Martel

Weekend Afternoon (5 – 8:30 pm)Edit

  • Marta Ventura

Weekend Overnight (11 pm – 2 am and then repeat until 6:30 am)Edit

  • Martin Barreiro
  • Jesus Amor (weather)


September 1997 – December 2005 December 2005 – December 2008 December 2008–present

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