Informe Semanal

Informe Semanal (lit. transl. Weekly Report) is a weekly Spanish television news magazine broadcast on La 1 of Televisión Española (TVE). Debuting on 31 March 1973, it is the second longest-running national television program in the history of television in Spain, just behind the daily newscast Telediario, on air since 15 September 1957; and the third overall just behind TVE's Canary Islands regional musical program Tenderete, on air since 7 September 1971.

Informe Semanal
GenreNews magazine
Created byPedro Erquicia
Directed byÓscar González Fernández
Presented byMarisa Rodríguez Palop
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons49
Running time60 minutes
Original networkLa 1 (TVE)
Original releaseMarch 31, 1973 (1973-03-31) –

Informe Semanal is produced by Televisión Española news services and besides on La 1, it is broadcast on 24 Horas news channel, on TVE Internacional and on RTVE Play. Previous editions are also available on the online platform on demand.

With 49 years on air, it is referred as the milestone television news magazine in Europe and it is Televisión Española's most awarded program.[1]


The program's format is based on the American program 60 Minutes from CBS, that consists of four reports about themes as current affairs, economy, politics, society and culture. Each report lasts around 10–15 minutes.


Informe Semanal started broadcast on 31 March 1973, then titled Semanal Informativo and hosted by José Antonio Silva and directed by Pedro Erquicia. Since then they have issued more than 6,000 reports.

In 1978 Erquicia left the direction of the program and was replaced by Jorge Martínez Reverte and for some time the format was changed and live interviews were featured.