24 Horas

24 Horas
Launched 15 September 1997
Network TVE
Owned by RTVE
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Slogan "Conectados al mundo."
(Connected to the world.)
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Spain
Headquarters Torrespaña, Madrid, Spain
Sister channel(s) La 1
La 2
Canal Parlamento
La 1 HD
Teledeporte HD
Website RTVE
Astra 1M (Europe) 11627 V / 22000 / 5/6
NOS (Portugal) Channel 212
MEO (Portugal) Channel 211
Cablecom Channel 420 (digital CH-D)
NOS (Portugal) Channel 212
Time Warner Cable (USA) Channel 836
MEO (Portugal) Channel 211
Streaming media
RTVE website Watch live

Canal 24 Horas (Spanish pronunciation: [bejntiˈkwatɾo ˈoɾas], 24 Hour Channel) is the first and only 24-hour nationwide news channel, having launched on Monday 15 September 1997.

The channel produces news output and factual programmes for La 1, La 2 and TVE Internacional, and simulcasts most domestic news programmes aired on La 1.


It was initially available on the Vía Digital digital satellite package on the Hispasat satellite at 30° West, and was encrypted, and thus mainly aimed to Spain, although it could also be seen simulcasted by TVE Internacional at certain times of the day. However, it eventually started simulcasting on the Eutelsat Hot Bird and SES Astra satellite system in the clear, moving later to free-to-air digital transmissions on the same satellite at a later date.

Currently, the channel is available on the Astra 1KR and Hispasat 1D satellites at 19.2°E and 30°W respectively as part of the Digital + package for Spain only, on the Eutelsat Hot Bird 2 satellite at 13°E for the whole of Europe, and the Hispasat 1C satellite at 30°W for the Americas until March 2006. Afterwards it will only be possible to receive TVE through Spanish packages offered by Dish Network and DirectTV in the Americas.

Since November 2005, it has also been available on digital terrestrial television in Spain.

La 1 simulcasts the channel between 04:00 or 05:00 (local time) and 06:30. During the public holidays or the summer break, it simulcasts until 10:05 the following day.





September 1997 – November 2005 November 2005 – September 2008 September 2008–present

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