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Marcelo Hugo Tinelli is an Argentine TV host, media producer and businessman, best known as the host of the TV show Showmatch broadcast on Argentina's Canal 13 (Argentina) (formerly Videomatch broadcast on Telefe). He is one of the most iconic figures in Argentina's television.
Tinelli was working on Radio Rivadavia as football sportscaster before Juan Alberto Badia brought him to TV to Badia y Compania. In 1990, after several years as sports commentator, he created the light-content Videomatch, based on sport results, easy jokes, hidden cameras and bloopers. Around 1996 the program left the lightest contents and included musical shows and guests. In 1999 he received the Golden Martin Fierro Award for Videomatch. The show is still aired, but under the name of Showmatch.
Tinelli caused controversy in 2005, when he announced plans to switch to Canal 9, the third highest rated network. His show increased the average audience of Canal 9 by giving the network the highest-rated show in the country.
Informe Sobre Discriminacion en el Programa "Showmatch"
El efecto de Gran Cunado sobre la intencion de voto
Tinelli's TV history
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