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In this page talks about ( TelevisÃ£o Independente ) It was sent to us on 11/01/2021 and was presented on 11/01/2021 and the last update on this page on 11/01/2021 TelevisÃ£o Independente
) ("Independent Television") is Portugal's fourth terrestrial television channel, launched in 1993. It was the most watched channel in Portugal from 2005 to 2019.http://www.mediacapital.pt/contentBusinessT1.aspx?hMenuID=25&id=1 It competes directly with SIC and RTP1.
TVI was the second private Portuguese TV channel to be launched, SIC having been launched five months before, and the fourth channel in all. Already under the name
, but marketed as
, in which the '4' was the sole element in its logo, TVI was initially owned by some prominent Catholic Church institutions, including RÃ¡dio RenascenÃ§a, RFM, Universidade CatÃ³lica Portuguesa, PÃºblico, Editorial Verbo and UniÃ£o das MisericÃ³rdias; Antena 3 TelevisiÃ³n (which consisted of La Vanguardia, ABC-Prensa EspaÃ±ola, Manuel MartÃn Ferrand (4,3%), Rafael and Manuel JimÃ©nez de Parga, Europa Press and Grupo Zeta), the Luxembourgish Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de TÃ©lÃ©diffusion, (CLT, now RTL Group), Sonae, the Scandinavian SBS Broadcasting Group and ITV contractor Yorkshire Television were minor stakeholders of TVI.Esfera PÃºblica e EscÃ¢ndalo PolÃtico â€“ A Face Oculta do Poder This majority-Catholic ownership pushed TVI's programming in the direction of Christian values. In the first years of its existence, TVI assumed the role of an 'alternative' television broadcaster, dedicating segments of its airtime to distinct target audiences, with part of the morning dedicated to housewives and the elderly and part of the afternoon to the young. Broadcasts were initially experimental, before upgrading to regular status in October the same year.
During this period, TVI was known for its American series and movies, including
, and most notably the Spanish show
El gran juego de la oca
O Jogo do Ganso
) imported from Antena 3. TVI also brought in some prominent names in Portuguese television, including Manuel LuÃs Goucha and Artur Albarran, but the viewing figures had were always lower than expected â€“ higher than RTP2 but lower than the top 2 channels then, SIC and RTP1 â€“ and it entered into deep financial crisis.
TVI's recovery happened when it was totally acquired by Media Capital in 1999, one of the most important media conglomerates in Portugal, whereupon it started broadcasting more Portuguese-produced programs, including soap operas. This helped to increase its audience significantly, but it was in September 2000, when Big Brother started, that the channel gained a boost in popularity. The once 3rd-ranked (by 2000) TVI went on to surpass RTP1 for second place in 2001 and four years later, defeated SIC to take first place, which it maintained for 14 consecutive years before losing it once more to SIC in 2019.
Currently, TVI is known for having a large number of national reality shows and soap operas. It broadcasts a mix of local productions, such as soap operas, family series and reality shows, news programs and international movies and series (mostly American). It is currently owned by Media Capital, which is owned by Grupo Prisa. Until February 2007, Media Capital was co-owned by RTL Group and Grupo Prisa. The station works with Media Capital-owned production company Plural Entertainment to produce its national fictional content.
Like public service broadcaster RTP and unlike commercial rival SIC, which have always shown foreign programs in the original language with subtitles, TVI tried, unsuccessfully, to dub foreign programs into Portuguese after achieving marginal success with Latin American Spanish-language soap operas dubbed in Brazilian Portuguese. Experiments of dubbing included the US series
and other shows directed at younger audiences.