Estadio Uno was a Uruguayan television program. It aired from 1970 to 2017 on Televisión Nacional Uruguay (TNU) Channel 5.[1]

Estadio Uno
Created byJulio Sánchez Padilla [es]
Directed byJulio Sánchez Padilla
Presented byJulio Sánchez Padilla
Country of originUruguay
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons47
Producergabriel Fuentes - Axel Fucks
Running time90 minutes
Production companySifar S.A.
Original networkTelevisión Nacional Uruguay
Original release5 June 1970 (1970-06-05) –
19 December 2017 (2017-12-19)

History Edit

Estadio Uno began as a football debate program, which dealt with sports, opinion, and cultural issues. Over time it came to cover basketball, cycling, athletics, the Olympic Games, and any sporting activity.

Led by series creator Julio Sánchez Padilla [es], a longstanding sports reporter, more than 90 journalists passed through its desk,[2] such as Carlos Muñoz [es], Alberto Kesman [es], Víctor Hugo Morales, Juan Carlos Scelza [es], Rúben Casco, Eduardo Rivas, Ricardo Gabito, and Jorge da Silveira [es]. Its final team comprised Sánchez Padilla, Silvia Pérez [es], Mario Bardanca, Axel Fucks, and Ariel Alsina.[3]

The show featured exclusive interviews, documents, and all Uruguayan goals from 1978 to 1994 (the year in which their rights were sold). The program was also part of Monte Carlo TV, channel 4.

Julio Sánchez Padilla often used the phrase "the eight viewers of Estadio Uno", in reference to a report by a ratings agency, repeated by the newspaper El Día, saying that the program had 0.00001 of the total audience. That is to say that the Estadio Uno team was seen by eight people.[2]

In 2013, TNU Channel 5 announced that Estadio Uno would be one of 14 projects to be continued in its new "associated production" mode.[4]

In February 2016, Estadio Uno was broadcast from the Estadio Campeón del Siglo.[5]

Awards and honors Edit

Estadio Uno was the longest-running show on Uruguayan television, and on 14 January 2002, Julio Sánchez Padilla was recognized by Guinness World Records as the television director with the longest uninterrupted tenure.[1][3][6]

The Uruguayan Post issued a stamp commemorating the program.[7]

Presenters Edit

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Programa Estadio Uno ingresó al Guinness" [Program Estadio Uno Entered in Guinness]. LaRed21 (in Spanish). 17 March 2004. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Pais, Ana (19 December 2017). "El final de 'Estadio Uno', el longevo programa de deportes de la televisión de Uruguay con '8 espectadores' que tiene hasta un récord Guinness" [The End of 'Estadio Uno', the Long-Running Uruguayan Sports Television Program With '8 Viewers' That Has a Guinness Record] (in Spanish). BBC Mundo. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b "El fin de una era: Estadio Uno deja de emitirse tras 47 años en el aire" [The End of an Era: Estadio Uno Stops Broadcasting After 47 Years On the Air]. El Observador (in Spanish). 14 December 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Estadio Uno se salvó" [Estadio Uno Was Saved]. El Observador (in Spanish). 5 April 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Estadio Uno salió desde el Estadio Campeón del Siglo" [Estadio Uno Broadcast From the Estadio Campeón del Siglo]. El País (in Spanish). 1 March 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ Bianchi, Daniel (9 July 2007). "'El tiempo pasa y el programa no cambia'" ['Time Passes and the Program Does Not Change']. LaRed21 (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ "40 Años de Estadio Uno" [40 Years of Estadio Uno] (in Spanish). Uruguayan Post. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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