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Channel 13 is a Chilean free-to-air television channel. It was launched on 21 August 1959, on VHF channel 2 of Santiago, in a broadcast led by a group of engineers from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Subsequently, the TV station moved its frequency to VHF channel 13, which gave rise to its current name. In its beginnings, one of its most important milestones was the broadcast of the 1962 FIFA World Cup, held in Chile.

Canal 13
Canal 13 2018.png
Launched21 August 1959 (1959-08-21)
Owned byCanal 13 S.A.
Luksic Group (Through TV Medios Investments Ltd.)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganEstamos aquí para compartir
(We're here to share)
CountryChile
LanguageSpanish
Broadcast areaChile
HeadquartersSantiago, Chile[1]
Formerly calledCanal 2 UC (1959-1961)
Canal 13 UC (1961-1970)
Corporación de Televisión de la Universidad Católica de Chile (1970-1982)
Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión (1982-1999)
Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (secondary, 2000–2002)
Sister channel(s)Canal 13 HD
Canal 13 Internacional
13C
13C HD
REC
REC HD
Websitewww.13.cl
Availability
Terrestrial
VHFSantiago:
Channel 13
Digital terrestrial televisionSantiago:
Channel 13 (HD)
Satellite
DirecTVChannel 152 (SD)
Channel 1152 (HD)
Cable
Claro TVChannel 56 (SD)
Channel 556 (HD)
VTRChannel 713 (HD)

Owned by the Luksic Group, Channel 13 is the second oldest television station in Chile. It was named Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad de Chile (Television Corporation of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) until 2010. However, the station is known in Chile as El 13 (the thirteenth) since its inception.

Its central studios are located in the Eleodoro Rodríguez Matte Television Centre, which houses the channel's production and broadcast facilities since the 1980s. The complex is located in Providencia, Metropolitan Region of Santiago and has 5 hectares of infrastructure. Since 1998, these dependencies have been named after the station's deceased executive director, Eleodoro Rodríguez Matte, who was one of the longest-serving men in this position.

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Sister networksEdit

The TV station also controls 5 sister networks in Chile, such as:

  • 13C: formerly called "Canal 13 Cable". Its programming is focused towards cultural-themed series.
  • Canal 13 HD: it was the first HD channel in the country and one of the first of its kind in Latin America. It was launched in 2009 and it is currently treated as Channel 13's main feed, airing most of its content in high-definition.
  • Canal 13 Valparaíso: Channel 13's television affiliate from the Valparaíso Region. It broadcasts local news.
  • Canal 13 Concepción: Channel 13's television affiliate from the Bío Bío Region. It broadcasts local news

Radio stationsEdit

The network owns four radio stations, most of them of local-wide availability.

  • Horizonte.cl is a radio station that focuses on Indie and alternative rock that was purchased in 2012 by Channel 13. It is only available online.[2]
  • Oasis FM: radio station purchased by Channel 13, only available in Santiago and the southern half of the country.[3]
  • Play FM:[4] radio station airing English-language mainstream pop music. It also airs Spanish-language music but not as frequently. Its broadcasts on the 100.9 FM band in Santiago.
  • Sonar FM: local radio station that broadcasts Rock and Hard rock music. It is only available in Santiago
  • Tele13 Radio: local news radio station which is part of the News Department of the channel.

OthersEdit

  • Eventos 13 is the event-focused division of the station, which offers special events services.

Digital terrestrial televisionEdit

Channel Aspect Programming
24.1 4:3 or 16:9 Canal 13
24.2 16:9 13HD
24.3 4:3 13C

LogosEdit

Corporate slogansEdit

Period Slogan
1959–1961 Transmite, Canal 2 de la Universidad Católica de Chile (Channel 2 broadcasting from the Catholic University of Chile)
1961–1963 Transmite, Canal 13 de la Universidad Católica de Chile (Broadcasting, Channel 13 from the Catholic University of Chile)
1968–1973 Por la patria, dios y la Universidad (For the country, God and the university)
1978 Bienvenido al mundo del color (Welcome to the world of color!)
1979-1982 Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión
1980 ¡El canal con todo! (The channel with all!)
1984–1997 Esta es Universidad Católica de Chile Television (This is the Catholic University of Chile Television.)
1988–1992 En sus hogares, Universidad Católica de Chile Television (In your homes, the Catholic University of Chile Television.)
1992–1999 Transmite Universidad Católica de Chile Television (Catholic University of Chile Television is on the air.)
1996–1999 Su canal de Siempre (Your channel, always)
1999–2000 Siga la señal del 13 (Follow the signal from 13)
2000–2002 Transmite, Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Canal 13. (The Television Corporation of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Channel 13 is on the air)
2002–2005 Está bueno el 13 (13 is good)
2005–2009 Nos vemos en el 13 (We are in the 13)
2009–2010 Todo lo bueno suma 13 (Everything good sums up 13)
2010 El 13 en tu vida siempre (The 13 in your life forever)
2010 Ahora es Cuando (Now is When)
2011 Prendete con el 13 (Turn yourself on with 13)
2012-present Por el 13 (On 13)
2018-present Estamos aquí para compartir (We're here to share)

ProgrammingEdit

Current programmingEdit

Name Type Date Seasons
Tele13 newscast 1970– 42
En su propia trampa investigative journalism 2011– 7
Bienvenidos breakfast 2011– 5
Vértigo variety show 2003– 7

Former programmingEdit

Name Type Date Seasons
Acoso Textual Dating Show 2004–2010 2
El Mundo del Profesor Rossa Children's television series, ) 1984–2001 17
El Rival Más Débil Quiz show 2003-2004 2 [5]
Gigantes con Vivi variety show 2003–2009 7
Maravillozoo Quiz show 1995–2002 8
¿Quien quiere ser Millonario?: Alta Tensión Quiz show 2011–2012 4
Supermarket Quiz show 1995–1996 2
Trato Hecho Quiz show 2004 1
Video Loco Viewer-submitted videos 1991–2002 12
Viva el Lunes Variety show 1995–2001 7
Sábado Gigante variety show 1962–2015 50
Alfombra Roja Entertainment newsmagazine 2006–2013 11
Mi Nombre Es... talent show 2010–2015 4
AR Prime variety show 2013 1

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canal 13 details". Amarillas.com Mercantil.com chilnet.cl. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.horizonte.cl/area-comercial/[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Grupo Copesa (September 28, 2012). "Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia autoriza a Canal 13 para comprar radios Horizonte y Oasis". latercera.com.
  4. ^ "Canal 13 Corporativo "Our History"". 13.cl. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Catalina Pulido: "Me gusta ser cruel"". estrellavalpo.cl.