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Venezolana de Televisión (1964)

"All Venezuelan's Channel"

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Corporación Venezolana de Televisión or VTV is a state-owned television network based in Caracas, Venezuela, which can be seen throughout the country on channel eight. Programs that can be seen on VTV include Aló Presidente and Noticias TeleSUR.

VTV has produced a number of telenovelas, including titles such as Infigenia, La Doña Perfecta, and La Dueña. 1984's La Dueña was perhaps its most successful and popular production. In 2004, VTV produced another telenovela, Amores de Barrio Adentro, but it was only seen once a week and lasted only a few months. In August 2004, VTV celebrated its 40th anniversary.


 Private channel (1964 - 1974)
Cadena Venezolana de Televisión was inaugurated as a privately-owned television station on August 1, 1964, at 7:30 p.m. President Raúl Leoni was chosen to be the one to cut the ribbon. Despite its name, however, it was not a nationwide television network.

 State channel (1974 - present)
In September 1974, CVTV, after prolonged financial problems due to its competition with the better established privately-owned television networks in Venezuela, Radio Caracas Televisión and Venevisión, was purchased by the Venezuelan government and rebranded as Venezolana de Televisión . Between 1974 and 1980, VTV was funded in whole by the government, but due to an internal economic crisis, VTV was forced to air advertisements for extra revenue (this has no longer been occurring since Hugo Chávez became president in 1999).

After June 1, 1980, VTV, as well as the other television networks in Venezuela, were allowed, by the government of President Luis Herrera Campins, to transmit completely in color.

In 1989, VTV, after a government decision to close the Televisora Nacional, the other state-owned television channel in Venezuela, began simulcasting on channel 5, system M, color NTSC. This simulcast lasted until December 4, 1998, when the government handed over the signal of channel five to the Archbishopric of Caracas, which gave birth to Vale TV.

In 1999, VTV used a logo identical to the nicknamed "Exploding Pizza" ident used by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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