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Telefe (acronym for Televisión Federal) is a television station located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The station is owned and operated by ViacomCBS through Televisión Federal S.A.[1] Telefe is also one of Argentina's six national television networks. Its studios are located on Martínez, Buenos Aires, adjacent to the corporate headquarters;[2] its transmitter is located at the Alas Building.[3]

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Broadcast areaArgentina
AffiliatesSee list
SloganSiempre juntos
(Always Together)
HeadquartersCuyo 1844, Martínez, Buenos Aires[2]
OwnerViacomCBS Networks Americas
Key people
  • Juan Acosta (ViacomCBS Networks Americas CEO)
  • Guillermo Campanini (COO)
FoundedJanuary 15, 1990 (1990-01-15) (31 years ago)
LS 84 TV, Buenos Aires
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ChannelsAnalog: 11 (VHF)
Digital: 34 (UHF) (Buenos Aires only)
SubchannelsSee article
OwnerViacomCBS Networks Americas[1]
(Televisión Federal S.A.[4])
First air date
December 19, 1957 (1957-12-19)
Technical information
ERP150 kW
Transmitter coordinates34°35′57″S 58°22′13″W / 34.59917°S 58.37028°W / -34.59917; -58.37028Coordinates: 34°35′57″S 58°22′13″W / 34.59917°S 58.37028°W / -34.59917; -58.37028

In areas of Argentina where a Telefe station isn't receivable over-the-air, it is available on satellite and select cable systems. Telefe also has an international network (Telefe Internacional) which is available in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.[5]

Digital channels[change | change source]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Programming
34.1 1080i 16:9 Main LS84 TV programming
34.31 240p 4:3 Main LS84 TV programming (mobile version)[6]

Criticisms and controversies[change | change source]

Special program to Emilio Disi[change | change source]

In March 2018, during the death of the Argentine actor and comedian Emilio Disi at the age of 75, after the news of his death was known, the channel wanted to promote a special with the best moments of the actor with Susana Giménez. After criticism and controversy, the channel could not broadcast it.[7]

Affiliates[change | change source]

The network currently has eight owned-and-operated stations and current affiliation agreements with other television stations.

Owned and operated[change | change source]

All of the owned-and-operated stations (except LRK458 TV) joined Telefe in April 1998, after Editorial Atlántida acquired a majority stake of the former Televisoras Provinciales.[8] LRK458 TV (now known as Telefe Tucumán) was the last to join Telefe in March 2000.[9]

Province City of license Station Branding[10] Channel
Analog Digital
City of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires LS84 TV Telefe 11 34
Buenos Aires Bahía Blanca LU80 TV Telefe Bahía Blanca 9 N/A
Mar del Plata LRI486 TV Telefe Mar del Plata 8 N/A
Córdoba Córdoba LV85 TV Telefe Córdoba 8 29
Neuquén Neuquén LU84 TV Telefe Neuquén 7 N/A
Salta Salta LW82 TV Telefe Salta 11 N/A
Santa Fe Rosario LT84 TV Telefe Rosario 5 38
Santa Fe LT82 TV Telefe Santa Fe 13 N/A
Tucumán San Miguel de Tucumán LRK458 TV Telefe Tucumán 8 N/A

Affiliates[change | change source]

Province City of license Station Branding Channel Owner
Analog Digital
Córdoba Río Cuarto LV86 TV Canal 13/Canal 29 HD 13 29 Imperio Televisión S.A.
Corrientes Corrientes LT80 TV 13 Max Digital 13 32 Jorge Félix Gómez & Carlos Antonio Smith
Mendoza Mendoza LV83 TV Canal 9 Televida 9 28 Cuyo Televisión S.A. & Los Andes
Misiones Posadas LW90 TV Canal 2 2 N/A La Verdad S.R.L.
San Juan San Juan LK87 TV Telesol 5 36 Andina S.A.
Santiago del Estero Santiago del Estero LW81 TV Canal 7 7 42 CAS TV S.A.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Viacom compra Telefe a Telefónica por US$345 millones de dólares" (in Spanish). November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VIACOM INAUGURÓ NUEVO EDIFICIO CORPORATIVO EN BUENOS AIRES". Newsline Report (in Spanish). April 24, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  3. Cayón, David (March 18, 2011). "Telefe comienza a transmitir en digital terrestre". El Cronista (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 21, 2011.
  4. "Registro de Señales: Telefe" (in Spanish). Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  5. "TELEFE INTERNACIONAL AMPLÍA SU COBERTURA A TRAVÉS DE DIRECTV". Total Medios (in Spanish). September 3, 2009. Archived from the original on June 30, 2020.
  6. Vercelli, Ariel (August 30, 2011). "La TDA Argentina y los contenidos para dispositivos móviles" (in Spanish). Télam. Archived from the original on April 30, 2013.
  8. "EDITORIAL ATLANTIDA ACQUIRES TV CHANNELS". Telecom Paper. September 14, 1998. Archived from the original on December 14, 2014.
  9. "Telefé adquirió Canal 8 de Tucumán". La Nación (in Spanish). March 27, 2000. Archived from the original on July 1, 2020.
  10. "TELEFE UNIFICA LA IDENTIDAD VISUAL DE SUS SEÑALES DEL INTERIOR". Total Medios (in Spanish). November 21, 2018. Archived from the original on August 31, 2019.