Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals

The Catalan Media Corporation (Catalan: Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, CCMA; IPA: [kurpuɾəsiˈo kətəˈlanə ðə miˈdʒanz ˌawði.uβizuˈals]) is the public radio and television company in Catalonia owned by Generalitat de Catalunya.

Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals
TypeBroadcast radio and
HeadquartersSant Joan Despí, Barcelona
OwnerGeneralitat de Catalunya
Key people
Rosa Cullell i Muniesa, Director-general
Jaume Peral i Juanola, Director of TVC
Saül Gordillo i Bernàrdez Director of Catalunya Ràdio
Launch date
Official website

The CCRTV is a public corporation created by the Generalitat de Catalunya by a Founding Act that passed the Parliament of Catalonia on May 18, 1983. It answers to the Parliamentary Control Commission and to the Catalan Audiovisual Council. It is funded through the Generalitat's General Budget as well as by income and yield from CCRTV's own activities. Its subsidiaries can partly finance themselves through advertising, sponsorship and the sale of merchandise and programming.[1]

Catalunya Ràdio started broadcasting on June 20, 1983, while its first television channel, TV3, started its trial broadcast on September 11 of the same year.

On September 2006, CCRTV received the EFQM Excellence Award for its organisational gestion.[2]


The current allocation from the Catalan government to the public broadcaster is 343 million euro for 2015 which is similar in size and operation to Irish public broadcaster RTÉ and Finnish broadcaster YLE.[3]

Companies of the corporationEdit

The CCRTV is composed of the following companies:

Televisió de CatalunyaEdit

Televisió de Catalunya is Catalonia's public broadcasting network, composed of six channels, with TV3 as its flagship channel. TVC is headquartered in Sant Joan Despí, near Barcelona.

Catalunya Radio SGREdit

Catalunya Radio SGR (Catalunya Ràdio) is Catalonia's public radio network. It has four stations, the most important of is its namesake Catalunya Ràdio, the audience leader in Catalonia. Catalunya Ràdio is headquartered in Barcelona.

CCRTV interactivaEdit

CCRTV interactiva creates and distributes interactive media content for the other companies of the corporation.[4]

Activa Multimèdia DigitalEdit

The trademark that markets CCRTV technology.[5]

CCRTV Administració Sistemes d'InformacióEdit

Provides support for management, planning, development, systems and computing.[6]

Corporate ShareholdingsEdit

The TV3 Marathon FoundationEdit

Created by the CCRTV to manage the funds raised by the annual telethon La Marató de TV3, devoted to raise funds for scientific research into diseases that are currently incurable.[8]


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