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Televisión de Galicia (Galician pronunciation: [teleβiˈsjon dɪ ɣaˈliθjɐ]; Television of Galicia; abbreviated as TVG), commonly known as A Galega (The Galician [One]), is the primary television channel of Galician public broadcaster Corporación de Radio Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG).

TVG
Television de Galicia.svg
Launched24 July 1985
Owned byCRTVG
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share11.7% (July 2013, VerTele)
SloganA galega. Xa ves.
("The Galician [one]. You already see.")
CountrySpain
LanguageGalician
Broadcast areaGalicia
Worldwide
HeadquartersSantiago de Compostela
Sister channel(s)tvG2
TVG Europa
TVG América
Websitetelevisiondegalicia.gal
Availability
Terrestrial
DigitalMux 25 (A Coruña)
Mux 40 (Santiago)
Mux 59 (Lugo)
Mux 50 (Ourense)
Mux 58 (Pontevedra)
Satellite
Digital+Channel 94
Hispasat 1C11811 V / 27.500 / 5/6
Hispasat12052 V / 27.500 / 3/4
Astra 1A11686 V / 22000 / 5/6
NOSChannel 220
Cable
RChannel 77
BragatelChannel 29
IPTV
ONOChannel 991
Movistar TVChannel 174
Streaming media
Zattoowatch online (Spain only)

The Televisión de Galicia is a Galician-speaking TV channel. It was the first wholly Galician-speaking TV network. Its broadcast covers whole Galician territory and it is supported by the Galician autonomous government.

HistoryEdit

TVG went on air for the first time on 25 July 1985, with the short film Mamasunción by Chano Piñeiro. After a test period, which lasted until 29 September 1985, the station began broadcasting regularly with 39 weekly hours of programmes. The station now broadcasts a full 168 hours per week, with almost 70 per cent of its own productions. On 31 December 1996, its international channel started broadcasting in America through satellite, and on 17 May 1997, started offering its complete service via the Internet. Soon afterwards, the international channel started broadcasting in Europe. TVG is also offered in other parts of Spain as well as in Portugal by a number of cable television providers. All broadcasts are open and "free to air" (restrictions may sometimes apply to sporting events).

Location and languageEdit

TVG's headquarters are located at San Marcos Studios on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela. All TVG programming is in Galician, except for commercials, which are sometimes in Spanish.

As a public channel, TVG is subject to Galician law. Its mission is to promote the Galician language and culture, while providing entertainment and quality productions. TVG's directive board is formed by television specialists appointed by the Galician Parliament (representing all the different political groups).

External linksEdit