SIC Notícias (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsik nuˈtisiɐʃ]) is the cable news channel of the Portuguese television network SIC (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação) and the second thematic channel of the station. It is available on basic cable and satellite. It replaced CNL (Canal de Notícias de Lisboa), a Lisbon region independent cable news channel owned by TV Cabo, on January 8, 2001. Since the end of 2003, SIC Notícias has also been available in Angola and Mozambique via satellite or cable.
|Launched||September 15, 1999 (as CNL)|
January 8, 2001 (relaunch as SIC Notícias)
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Audience share||2.1% (March 2017CAEM),|
|Slogan||Os seus olhos no mundo.|
(Your eyes on the world.)
|Dish Network (USA)||9813|
|ZAP ao mz||17|
|TV Cabo (mz)||17|
|TV Cabo (ao)||17|
|UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)||Channel 624 (SD)|
|ZAP (Cape Verde)||6|
|Bell Fibe TV (Canada)||878|
The channel is especially developed for cable, and its programming is almost totally made up of information and news programs. In response to its success, the public television network RTP bought NTV, Northern Portugal's news channel, and transformed it into RTPN in 2004, directly competing with SIC Notícias.
The channels' primetime news program, Jornal das Nove, airing from 9-10 p.m., is hosted by Mário Crespo. Other news programs are: Jornal das 10 (10-11 a.m.), Jornal das 2 (2-3 p.m.), Edição da Tarde (3-3:30 p.m. & 5-7 p.m.), Jornal das 7 (7-9 p.m.), Edição da Manhã (6-9:45 a.m.), Jornal de Meia-Noite (12-1 a.m.), Jornal do Meio-Dia (12-1 p.m.), Jornal da Noite (8-9 p.m.) and Jornal de Sintese (throughout the day). Sport news is updated at Jornal de Desporto (12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.). Viewers are invited to participate in the day's top story or current nationwide issues at the daily's morning and afternoon editions of Opinião Pública. SIC Notícias has prominent opinion programs such as Quadratura do Círculo, Expresso da Meia-Noite and Eixo do Mal. International affairs are explored in the program Sociedade das Nações, hosted by Martim Cabral and Nuno Rogeiro.
In the United States, SIC Noticias is available on Dish Network.
In March 2013, SIC Noticias officially launched in Canada on Bell Fibe TV.
From January 27, 2019, the chain and the entire SIC Universe, is transferred to the São Francisco de Sales Building, after 750 days of waiting, leaving behind more than 26 years in the old Carnaxide building.
The following channels provide footage for the channel:
- TVenserio.com, Grupo. "(Spanish) Goodbye to Carnaxide: SIC inaugurated new headquarters". TVenserio.com. Grupo TV en serio. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- Official Site (in Portuguese)