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|Slogan||Estamos por ti |
(We're for you)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Canal 13 SpA |
Luksic Group (through TV Medios Investments Ltd.)
|Sister channels||Canal 13.2 |
Canal 13 Internacional
|Launched||21 August 1959|
|Former names||Canal 2 UC (1959-1961) |
Canal 13 UC (1961-1970)
Corporación de Televisión de la Universidad Católica de Chile (1970-1982)
Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión (1982-1999)
Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (secondary, 2000–2002)
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 13.1 (Santiago)|
Channel 8.1 (Arica)
Channel 2.1 (Iquique)
Channel 13.1 (Antofagasta)
Channel 8.1 (Copiapo)
Channel 13.1 (La Serena-Coquimbo)
Channel 9.1 (La Calera-Quillota)
Channel 8.1 (Valparaíso)
Channel 8.1 (Rancagua)
Channel 8.1 (Talca)
Channel 13.1 (Chillán)
Channel 13.1 (Los Ángeles)
Channel 5.1 (Concepción)
Channel 4.1 (Temuco)
Channel 10.1 (Angol)
Channel 12.1 (Valdivia)
Channel 13.1 (Puerto Montt)
Channel 6.1 (Coyhaique)
Channel 9.1 (Punta Arenas)
|Claro TV||Channel 56 (SD)|
Channel 556 (HD)
|VTR||Channel 713 (HD)|
|DirecTV||Channel 152 (SD)|
Channel 1152 (HD)
Canal 13 is a Chilean free-to-air television channel. It was launched on 21 August 1959, on VHF channel 2 of Santiago, in a broadcast led by a group of engineers from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Subsequently, the TV station moved its frequency to VHF channel 13, which gave rise to its current name. In its beginnings, one of its most important milestones was the broadcast of the 1962 FIFA World Cup, held in Chile.
Owned by the Luksic Group, Canal 13 is the second oldest television station in Chile. It was named Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Television Corporation of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) until 2010. However, the station is known in Chile as El 13 (the thirteenth) since its inception.
Its central studios are located in the Eleodoro Rodríguez Matte Television Centre, which houses the channel's production and broadcast facilities since the 1980s. The complex is located in Providencia, Metropolitan Region of Santiago and has 5 hectares of infrastructure. Since 1998, these dependencies have been named after the station's deceased executive director, Eleodoro Rodríguez Matte, who was one of the longest-serving men in this position.
Channel 13 also controls 3 sister channels, 4 radio stations via 13 Radios (see section below) and 2 free online streaming services.
- 13C: formerly called "Canal 13 Cable". Its programming is focused towards cultural-themed series.
- Canal 13 HD: it was the first HD channel in the country and one of the first of its kind in Latin America. It was launched in 2009 and it is currently treated as Channel 13's main feed, airing most of its content in high-definition.
- Rec TV: Channel 13's cable network which broadcasts older programs. Available through Cable TV and online.
- T13 Móvil: Teletrece's own mobile radio network available online. It is also available on Channel 13.2, where it is named Canal 13.2.
Channel 13 also had regional stations that broadcast local news. However, as the years passed, they were closed as the main signal began reaching those specific regions.
- Canal 13 Valparaíso: Channel 13's television affiliate from the Valparaíso Region. Closed in 2019.
- Canal 13 Concepción: Channel 13's television affiliate from the Bío Bío Region. It initially worked between 1973 and 1996, but was relaunched in 2004 until it closed in 2019.
- Canal 13 Antofagasta: Channel 13's television affiliate from the Antofagasta Region. It worked between 2004 and 2009. One side fact is that it initially replaced Channel 13's affiliation with local TV station Telenorte.
- Canal 13 Temuco: Channel 13's television affiliate from the Araucanía Region. Closed in 2009 alongside Canal 13 Antofagasta.
- 13Now: Channel 13's TV streaming service, which contains various contents including previous programs made by the station. It is available online and on Samsung Smart TVs sold locally since 2016. It was launched in 2017 as Loop 13, but renamed in 2019 to the current name.
- Emisor Podcasting: Channel 13's podcasting service, with a catalog of various podcasts made by 13 Radio's program hosts. It is available online since 2019, and has a mobile app on both iOS and Android.
Channel 13 also has a radio brand known as 13 Radios, founded in 2013. It has the following 4 stations:
- Oasis FM: radio station purchased by Channel 13, only available in Santiago and the southern half of the country. It airs programming designed for young adults. It is available for all Chile via Cable TV, on VTR's Channel 654.
- Play FM: radio station airing English-language mainstream pop music. It also airs Spanish-language music but not as frequently. Its broadcasts on the 100.9 FM band in Santiago. Its programming is based on Pop, Rock, Soul, Blues and R&B music styles.
- Sonar FM: local radio station that broadcasts Rock and Hard rock music. It is only available in Santiago. Its programming is based on the Rock music style.
- Tele13 Radio: local news radio station which is part of the News Department of the channel. Its name comes from Channel 13's newscast, Teletrece (which is often abbreviated to Tele13). Began operations on April 21st 2015, replacing Top FM.
- Radio Horizonte: former radio station on the 103.3 FM dial, born in 1985 and purchased by Channel 13 in 2012. Its programming was based on Indie and Electronic songs. It was replaced by Top FM (current Tele13 Radio) on March 19th 2013, but it still worked online until May 2017.
- Top FM: former radio station by Channel 13, that had programming created for young to old adults between 17 to 45 years. It replaced Radio Horizonte on the 103.3 FM dial, but ended regular broadcasts on April 20th 2015, being replaced with Tele13 Radio the following day. Like Horizonte, Top FM was still available online until May 2017.
Digital terrestrial television
|13.2||16:9||T13 Móvil/Canal 13.2|
|24.3||4:3||Canal 13 Móvil|
|1959–1961||Transmite, Canal 2 de la Universidad Católica de Chile (Channel 2 broadcasting from the Catholic University of Chile)|
|1961–1963||Transmite, Canal 13 de la Universidad Católica de Chile (Broadcasting, Channel 13 from the Catholic University of Chile)|
|1968–1973||Por la patria, dios y la Universidad (For the country, God and the university)|
|1978||Bienvenido al mundo del color (Welcome to the world of color!)|
|1979-1982||Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión|
|1980||¡El canal con todo! (The channel with all!)|
|1984–1997||Esta es Universidad Católica de Chile Television (This is the Catholic University of Chile Television.)|
|1988–1992||En sus hogares, Universidad Católica de Chile Television (In your homes, the Catholic University of Chile Television.)|
|1992–1999||Transmite Universidad Católica de Chile Television (On the air, Catholic University of Chile Television.)|
|1996–1999||Su canal de Siempre (Your channel, always)|
|1999–2000||Siga la señal del 13 (Follow the signal from 13)|
|2000–2002||Transmite/Esta es/Con usted, Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Canal 13. (On the air,/This is The Television Corporation of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Channel 13 (with you))|
|2002–2005||Está bueno el 13 (13 is good)|
|2005–2009||Nos vemos en el 13 (We are in the 13)|
|2009–2010||Todo lo bueno suma 13 (Everything good sums up 13)|
|2010||El 13 en tu vida siempre (The 13 in your life forever)|
|2010||Ahora es Cuando (Now is When)|
|2011||Prendete con el 13 (Turn yourself on with 13)|
|2012-2018||Por el 13 (On 13)|
|2018–present||Estamos aquí para compartir por el 13 (On 13, We're here to share)|
|Edition||Date(s)||Main Host(s)||Some Weekend Host(s)||Sports Commentator(s)||Schedule on programming|
|Teletrece Central (main, evening)||1970 – Present||Monica Perez
Constanza Santa Maria
|Juan Cristobal Guarello
|Every day, starting at 8:30 PM and ending at 10:30 PM
(starts at 9:00 PM if any political blocks are shown during the first half-hour block)
|Teletrece AM (morning)||1998 – Present||Cristina Gonzalez||None||Rodrigo Vera
|Every Weekday, starting at 7:00 AM and ending at 8:30 AM.|
|Teletrece Tarde (afternoon)||1970 – Present||Ivan Valenzuela
|Every day, starting at 1:00 PM and ending on various hours:
|Avance de Teletrece (news bullets)||Sporadically broadcast||Varies depending on hour||Alfonso Concha
|None||Usually, it is broadcast when certain hours (like 7:00 PM) begin. On Sundays, it is broadcast before program Mesa Central.|
|Mesa Central||Since 2018||Sundays at 10:45 AM||This program is also broadcast on Tele13 Radio on Weekdays. Hosted by Ivan Valenzuela.|
|Teletrece Noche (midnight)||1972 – 2019||Weekdays at Midnight||This edition was cancelled on October 2019 due to the social crisis of that month.|
|T13 Ciudadanos||Since 2020||Saturdays at 9:00 AM||It originally was broadcast on weekdays at 8:30 PM. Hosted by Natalia Lopez.|
|Teletrece C||Since 1995||Various Schedules||This is a version exclusive to cable TV channel 13C.|
|Informate en un 3x3||2005-2020||Weekdays at 6:00 AM||3x3 stopped being broadcast on 2020 for unknown reasons.|
Current own programming
|Bienvenidos||Breakfast TV||Since 2011||9 (as of 2020)|
|En su Propia Trampa||Investigative Journalism||Since 2011||7|
|Aquí Somos Todos||Collaboration; News||Since 2020||1|
|Name||Spanish name||Type||Broadcast since||Schedule|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Malcolm, el de en Medio||Sitcom||2011||Saturdays at 7:00 AM|
|The Simpsons||Los Simpsons||Animated Sitcom||1991||Currently not broadcast, albeit there may be a new season yet to be broadcast by Channel 13.|
|Acoso Textual||Dating Show||2004–2010||2|
|El Mundo del Profesor Rossa||Children's television series||1984–2001||17|
|Cachureos||Children's television series||1998–2003||Around 5|
|Si se la puede, gana||Variety show||1998–2004||Around 7|
|El Rival Más Débil||Quiz show||2003–2004||2|
|Gigantes con Vivi||Variety show||2003–2009||7||Chilean version of Sábado Gigante|
|El Tiempo es Oro||Quiz show||1994–2000||7|
|Maravillozoo||Quiz show||1995–2002||8||Due to his host, Javier Miranda, also hosting Teletrece back then, he was replaced by other reporters when Maravillozoo was broadcast.|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||Quiz show||2006–2010||Around 4|
|¿Quien quiere ser Millonario?: Alta Tensión||Quiz show||2011–2012||4|
|Trato Hecho||Quiz show||2004||1|
|Video Loco||Viewer-submitted videos||1991–2002||12|
|Venga Conmigo||Variety show||1993–2003||10|
|Viva el Lunes||Variety show||1995–2001||10|
|Sábado Gigante||Variety show||1962–2015||50||Called Sábados Gigantes in Chile; coproduction with Univision.|
|Martes 13||Variety show||1983–1995||Around 13||Replaced by Viva el Lunes|
|Alfombra Roja||Entertainment newsmagazine||2006–2013||11|
|Mi Nombre Es...||Talent show||2011–2014||5|
|AR Prime||Variety show||2013||1|
- (in Spanish) Official Site
- "Canal 13 details". Amarillas.com Mercantil.com chilnet.cl. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
- Grupo Copesa (September 28, 2012). "Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia autoriza a Canal 13 para comprar radios Horizonte y Oasis". latercera.com.
- "Canal 13 Corporativo "Our History"". 13.cl. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
- "Catalina Pulido: "Me gusta ser cruel"". estrellavalpo.cl.