The Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, S.A.
(Spanish Radio and Television Corporation) or Corporación Radiotelevisión Española
) is the state-owned public corporation that assumed the indirect management
of the Spanish public radio and television service from Ente Público Radiotelevisión Española
(RTVE Public Body) in 2007. RTVE is the largest audiovisual group in Spain
broadcasting in the Spanish language
. It is financed by both public subsidies."La financiación de la Corporación es mixta, mediante los fondos públicos, aprobados por las Cortes españolas; y con la publicidad y otros recursos comerciales, como la venta de programas." (The Corporation's financing is mixed, through public funds, approved by the Cortes
The history of RTVE begins in 1937
with the first broadcasts by Radio Nacional de España
(RNE—Spanish National Radio) from the city of Salamanca
. In these early years, RNE served as a propaganda
tool for the Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War
; it would later be used by Francisco Franco
to inform the Spanish public.
Television was officially introduced in Spain in October 1956, and in October 1973 the two broadcasting networks, RNE and Televisión Española
(TVE—Spanish Television) were consolidated into the Servicio Público Centralizado RadioTelevisión Española
(RTVE Centralised Public Service).
Further consolidations followed in 1977, at... Read More