Television in Latin America

Television in Latin America

Television in Latin America currently includes more than 1,500 television stations and more than 60 million tv sets throughout the 20 countries that constitute latin America. Due to economic and political problems television networks in some countries of this region have developed less than the North American and European networks, for instance. In countries like Mexico or Brazil, one or two networks claim almost all the audience[citation needed]. In other countries like Colombia or Chile, television broadcasting has historically been public-broadcast dominated until the 1990s[citation needed]. The largest commercial television groups are Mexico-based Televisa, Brazil-based Globo and Canada-based Canwest Latin American Group. Due to the shared language of Spanish by two thirds of Latin Americans a lot of programmes and broadcasters operate throughout the region, offering both United States television (often dubbed into Spanish) and Spanish language television.







Costa Rica


Dominican Republic

  • TeleAntillas - Channel 2
  • Corporación Estatal de Radio y Television CERTV - Channel 4 Public TV Station
  • Tele Micro - Channel 5
  • Antena Latina - Channel 7
  • Color Visión - Channel 9
  • Telesistema Dominicano - Channel 11
  • Telecentro - Channel 13
  • Sport Vision - Channel 35
  • Cana TV - Popular local morning shows, news coverage, cooking shows and family entertainment
  • Vegateve


El Salvador





Guatemala don't have a digital terrestrial standard yet, but it seems that ISDB-T it will be the norm. Albavision used to broadcast for 4 years in the ATSC norm on channel 19 HDTV, but is back to analog on that same frequency.







National networks

Frequency numbers for Lima in analog TV. (most are also available on DTT)

Pay TV

National channels from Telefónica's Cable Mágico, the country's most popular operator.

Puerto Rico



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