(not related with the Mexican television network
), officially known as the Televisión Independiente, S.A. became the first privately-owned
television station to begin operations in Venezuela. It was the second television station to begin operations after the state-owned Televisora Nacional
. In 1960, Televisa was purchased by Diego Cisneros
and re-branded as Venevisión
and became in business' Cisneros family.
On the evening of 4 March 1953, Televisa (call sign
YVLV-TV, channel four), began its testing phase. Its creator was the Venezuelan broadcaster, Gonzalo Veloz Mancera
On 30 March, Televisa was officially inaugurated, and as a result of the respective commercial concession which the national government had assigned the company, according to the second article of the Regalement of Radiocommunications, it opened up the airwaves for other commercial television stations in Venezuela. Televisa transmitted between 4 to 12 p.m.
On 1 July, Veloz Mancera put into place Televisa's regular programming, which remained on the air until mid 1960, when its installations were acquired by the Corporación Venezolana de Televisión, a subsidiary
of the Grupo Cisneros
On Sunday, 9 August 1953, this station broadcasted, for the first time in Venezuela, a horse race
, which was narrated by Luis Plácido Pisarello.
In 1956, months... Read More