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Sociedade Independente de Comunicação

SIC – Sociedade Independente de Comunicação ("Independent Communication Company") is a Portuguese television network and media company, which runs several television channels. Their flagship channel is the eponymous SIC, the third terrestrial television station in Portugal, launched on 6 October 1992. SIC is owned by Impresa, a Portuguese media conglomerate.

SIC
Launched 6 October 1992; 24 years ago (1992-10-06)
Owned by Impresa
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 17.1% (March 2017 (2017-03), CAEM)
Slogan O melhor ainda está para ver
(English: "The best is yet to be seen")
Country Portugal
Broadcast area Portugal
Headquarters Lisbon
Website http://www.sic.sapo.pt/
Availability
Terrestrial
TDT Channel 3
Satellite
NOS Channel 3
MEO Channel 3
Cable
NOS Channel 3
Nowo Channel 3
IPTV
MEO Channel 3
Vodafone Channel 3
Streaming media
SIC Online http://sic.sapo.pt/direto

Other channels operated by SIC carried on satellite and cable TV in Portugal are:

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
The first version of SIC's logo, used until 6 October 1997.

SIC is the first private television channel to operate in Portugal.[1] It was started in 1992.[1] In its first years of existence, SIC was owned by a consortium led by Francisco Pinto Balsemão, and backed by Controljornal (now Impresa Jornais, a holding that contains Impresa's newspapers and magazines), TSF, NRJ Rádio Energia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Auchan, Impala Editores, Grupo Mello and Rede Globo. SIC was also the first TV channel to acquire huge audiences in just a few years of existence. The most watched programmes in Portugal belong to SIC, which reflect the creativity and sense of innovation of the channel.

SIC became widely known in Europe not only for achieving high viewing figures just two to three years after launching, but for also being the subject of an Arte documentary, "Cette Télévision est la Vôtre" (directed by Mariana Otero).

In 2005, the channel lost its reign in ratings to TVI.

Nowadays, SIC has a programming largely based on talk shows, Brazilian soap operas produced by Globo, Portuguese soaps, game shows and sketch shows. Like the other major broadcaster, TVI, SIC airs international TV series such as Criminal Minds, the various CSI series and Entourage always after 1 a.m. SIC also relies largely on Globo productions, due to an exclusivity contract which obligates SIC to broadcast every soap opera produced.[citation needed] In-house productions include occasional reality shows and comedy sketch shows, which include Malucos do Riso, a long-running series with focus on dramatized jokes, and Gato Fedorento.

ProgramsEdit

TableEdit

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
06.00 Edição da Manhã - breakfast news show
08.30 A Vida Nas Cartas - O Dilema - talk show
10.00 Queridas Manhãs - talk show
13.00 Primeiro Jornal - afternoon newscast
14.30 Laços de Sangue -Portuguese telenovela (soap opera)
15.30 Juntos à Tarde - talk show
19:00 Novo Mundo - Brazilian telenovela (soap opera)
20.00 Jornal da Noite - SIC's flagship newscast
21.45 'Amor Maior' - Portuguese telenovela (soap opera)
22.45 'Espelho d'Água' - Portuguese telenovela (soap opera)
23.45 'A Força do Querer' - Brazilian telenovela (soap opera)
00.45 Various U.S. TV series and Magazines
03.00 'Perfeito Coração' - Portuguese telenovela (rerun)
04.00 Televendas - infomercials
Saturday Sunday
05.55 Etnias Televendas
06.30 Manhãs de Animação - kids block
10.20 Lua Vermelha - Portuguese Series
12.15 Nosso Mundo - documentaries BBC: Vida Selvagem
13.00 Primeiro Jornal - SIC's flagship newscast
14.00 Alta Definição Fama Show
14.55 E-Especial
15.35 Various Movies
20.00 Jornal da Noite - SIC's flagship newscast
21.45 Amor Maior - Portuguese telenovela (soap opera) Just Duet: O Dueto Perfeito
22.30 Espelho d'Água - Portuguese telenovela (soap opera)
00:00 A Lei do Amor
00.50 various tv shows/movies
04.00 Televendas

ShowsEdit

  • Queridas Manhãs (Dear Mornings)
  • Boa Tarde (Good Afternoon)
  • Episódio Especial (Special Episode)
  • Fama Show (Fame Show)

Family entertainmentEdit

Soap operasEdit

SportEdit

TV seriesEdit

NewsEdit

SIC KidsEdit

In 2006, started to broadcast the block "SIC Kids", broadcasting a few hours later the block "Disney Kids" (the featured, and still features, only Disney programming).

Live showsEdit

  • Globos de Ouro (Golden Globes)
  • Parabéns, SIC ("Happy Birthday, SIC", literally "Congratulations"—airs when it's SIC's birthday)

MoviesEdit

Exclusive broadcasting rightsEdit

Co-shared broadcasting rightsEdit

New SIC Porto headquartersEdit

On the day of SIC's 19th anniversary, media group Impresa opened the new headquarters of SIC Porto. It is located in Matosinhos on the site of the old slaughterhouse. In addition to SIC Porto, it also holds newsrooms from other Imprensa publications like Expresso Journal, Visão and Caras magazines, the web portal AEIOU.pt and company of geolocation and digital content Infoportugal.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "A Good Impres[a]sion from Portuguese Media" (PDF). Equity Research. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  2. ^ SIC took the nineteenth anniversary to launch new studies at Matosinhos (in Portuguese) October 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012

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