Channel 10 (Uruguay)
Channel 10 (legally known as SAETA TV Canal 10) is a Uruguayan free-to-air television channel based in Montevideo, founded in 1956 by Raul Fontaina as the first TV broadcaster in the country and the fourth based on Latin America. SAETA ("Arrow") is a backronym for "Anonymous Society of Television Broadcasting and Appendants" (Sociedad Anónima Emisora de Televisión y Anexos).
|Channel 10 (Uruguay)|
|Launched||7 December 1956|
|Owned by||SAETA / SADREP|
|Slogan||El canal Uruguayo|
(The Uruguayan channel)
Somos la televisión que queremos
(We are the television we want)
|Headquarters||Lorenzo Carnelli 1234|
- Punto Penal (sports)
- Subrayado (news)
- Decalegrón (comedy)
Channel 10's transmitting antenna, measuring 187 meters in height, is called the Saeta tower. It was built and inaugurated some time after the channel moved to its current address. It stems from the idea and subsequent efforts of Milton Fontaina. Today it is the highest structure in Montevideo, and can be seen from many parts of the city. Over the past 5 years, Channel 12, of Uruguay, rent a portion of the antenna to transmit their programming.
In the year 2006 the channel signed a contract with film companies: Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Dreamworks, to transmit the most recent releases of these film companies. These releases are already being cast in "Film Festival", a program that airs Monday at 9:00 pm. A person specializing in film on Channel 10 is Jackie Rodriguez Stratta, for many years in Saeta.
It was the first channel to create a talent competition, in 1996, by virtue of its 40 years. Then Channel 4 did the same in 2004, and in 2006, celebrating its 50 years of new Channel 10 conducted a contest called CONTA, which was to create: series, novels, cartoons, etc., all of this for CONTA and Channel 10 . In 2007 premiered the first prize in the national series: "Flat 8." The 5-Setiembre/2007 premiered another production CONTA called History Clinic.