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Teletica, formerly known as Televisora de Costa Rica S.A., is the first Costa Rican television company, founded in 1958. It operates Teletica Canal 7, Teletica Canal 33, and, since 1991, CableTica.

Teletica
TypeSpanish-language broadcast television network
Country
AvailabilityNational
SloganSiempre con usted
(Always with you)
HeadquartersSan José, Costa Rica
Broadcast area
Costa Rica
OwnerOlga Cozza de Picado
Key people
Rene Picado
(General Manager)
Launch date
May 9, 1960(as Teletica Canal 7)
Official website
http://www.teletica.com

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HistoryEdit

In October 1958 an agreement was signed that gave rise to Televisora de Costa Rica S.A., Teletica Channel 7. Mario Echandi, President of Costa Rica, decided to grant licenses to private television. Two men were his great predecessors, in the area of business, Mr. René Picado Esquivel and the area of electronics, Mr. Carlos Manuel Reyes and his wife Andreina Otalvaro.

On May 9, 1960 the first television image was aired. People were amazed to have this new world in their homes. From its first day on the air, its goals were to inform, educate and entertain, stimulate art and culture, and encourage further commercial development through advertising activity.

DivisionsEdit

Teletica Canal 7Edit

This is the flagship TV station of the media group. It airs news, sports, and imported programs from Televisa in Mexico, Univision and Telemundo in the United States, and Venevisión in Venezuela. Other programs are from NBC, ABC, and CBS.

XPERTV Canal 33Edit

The channel was established in 2009 and focuses to small and medium companies, airing lifestyle programming and minor sporting events.

TD+Edit

Sports channel, launched in 2013, focusing on local sporting events. This channel exclusively available on Cable Tica.

Cable TicaEdit

Since 1991, this has been the most popular cable network in San Jose, Costa Rica, including internet service and HD channels.

Tuyo MovilEdit

This is a joint venture with ICE and Teletica to enter into the mobile communications business. It includes voice and data kits, using the Mobile virtual network operator technology.

Deportivo SaprissaEdit

In 2011, Teletica became a major share-holder of the Deportivo Saprissa soccer club, after Jorge Vergara sold the team back to a group of Costa Rican businessmen.

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