RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos

The National Radio Television of Colombia (Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia) is Colombia's state-owned national broadcaster, controlled by the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications.

It was created by the Decree 3525 issued on 28 October 2004, after dissolving Inravisión and the public television production company Audiovisuales, during the administration of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. RTVC includes four television channels, two radio networks and two online radio stations. Its headquarters are located at Calle 26 with Carrera 45 in Bogota.


RTVC owns four free-to-air television stations (one of which is managed by private businesses) and two radio networks.


On free-to-air television, RTVC's channels are distributed either via analogue on the VHF band, or in digital terrestrial television in the UHF band.

Canal 1Edit

Colombia's Channel 1 is a state-owned, privately-run national network, the only Colombian commercial channel operated by RTVC (after Canal A was rebranded as Señal Institucional in late-2003). The channel's programming is mostly produced by private film companies known as programadoras, federated since 2004 in time-sharing unions, though RTVC produces a quarter of Channel 1's airtime. The channel is administrated by Plural Communicaciones.

Señal ColombiaEdit

Señal Colombia is the national, state-owned television channel, intended as an educational and cultural network.

Canal InstitucionalEdit

Canal Institucional airs programs created by national institutions, with an emphasis on citizen participation and coverage of legislative activities. It boasts a national coverage of 93.7%.


National Radio of ColombiaEdit

Founded in 1940 as Radiodifusora Nacional, the National Radio of Colombia broadcasts news information from state and institutional agencies in addition to a Colombian cultural sphere called "Colombiología". Its slogan is based on Colombian culture and vision itself "Colombiología al aire". Operating on both the AM and FM bands, it covers the 32 departmental capitals, including Bogota and some medium-sized municipalities.


Radiónica (created in 1995 as "99-1 Young Frequency" and rebranded under its current name in 2005) shares with audiences the diversity of cultural expressions and urban music in Colombia and abroad, establishing a direct dialogue with the world, involving the concept of Colombia as part of the universal and the universal as a dynamic element of the country, under the vision and voice of different generations. The musical program "Radionics" offers a variety of styles and trends identified by contemporary expressions: rock, jazz, blues, soul, funk, pop, punk, ska, reggae, metal, industrial, hip hop, world music and electronica. Radiónica is available on the FM band in 8 cities.

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Coordinates: 4°38′16″N 74°5′32″W / 4.63778°N 74.09222°W / 4.63778; -74.09222