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Noticias Caracol


Noticias Caracol (until 9 October 2007 Caracol Noticias) is Colombia's Caracol TV newscast. It is broadcast four times on weekdays and twice on weekends.

The News Centre was built in nine months before Caracol Noticias first airing, on 10 July 1998. Canadian company Imageneering acted as a consultant.

Before becoming a network, Caracol TV produced the morning newscast 7:30 Caracol in the mid-1990s. Several well-known Colombian journalists, such as Claudia Palacios, Erika Fontalvo, and Maria Cristina Uribe were also presenters of Caracol Noticias. Yamid Amat was its director until March 2002.

Sections

Noticias Caracol newscasts are divided in sections, grouped in three blocks: "serious" news , sports, and entertainment. For the world news, Noticias Caracol has signed some agreements with services such as APTN, Reuters, Telemundo, and CNN en Espanol. Noticias Caracol is also part of the Alianza Informativa Latinoamericana, with ATV (Peru), Ecuavisa (Ecuador), Monte Carlo TV (Uruguay), Telefe (Argentina), Megavision (Chile), RCTV (Venezuela), TV Azteca (Mexico), Unitel (Bolivia), TVN MAX (Panama), Teletica (Costa Rica), Band News (Brasil) and Telenica (Canal8) (Nicaragua). This alliance allows Noticias Caracol to use the services of journalists working for the member networks as foreign correspondents in their respective countries. Some of the stories are available at its website as video on demand, as well as at El Espectador's website. Both media outlets are owned by Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

Weekdays

The 07:00 newscast, presented by Mabel Lara and Rosa Maria Corcho (or Luz Elena Ramos), focuses on national news —most of them from the day before—, sports, regional news, world news, and entertainment. On this newscast, guests are invited to the set to be interviewed by the presenters. It includes a weather forecast, supported by IDEAM, Colombia's meteorological institute, and a section named Que paso con?, where viewers can learn what happened with an old story previously covered on the newscast.

The 12:30 newscast, presented by Ines Maria Zabarain and Silvia Corzo, is the longest of all , with national, world and sports news. It includes a health section, in charge by doctor Fernanda Hernandez, Con-sumo cuidado (a section on rights of the consumers), Ojo ciudadano (a section with denounces submitted by viewers), and Caracol mas cerca, where a journalist travels around the country in order to show its diversity. The entertainment block is known as Del otro mundo.

The 19:00 newscast is Noticias Caracol flagship news show, presented by Jorge Alfredo Vargas and Maria Lucia Fernandez, where the main events, stories and developments of the day are summarized. It has no health section but it does include a Caracol mas cerca abridged section, and Codigo Caracol, hosted by Silvia Corzo, where some political events and gossip are revealed.

The 22:30 newscast lasts 30 minutes and is also Vargas and Fernandez. Includes a culture section called Sala multiple presented by Lina Maria Arbelaez, instead the entertainment block, and a review of El Espectador's main headlines for the next day. Its broadcasting time had been progressively moved from 21:30 to 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:45, and midnight. It returned to the 22:00 time slot in January 2008 but it was moved half hour later since 23 June 2008.

Weekends

The Noticias Caracol 12:30 and 19:00 newscasts on weekends are presented by Juan Ignacio Velasquez and Luz Elena Ramos. The 12:30 newscast was revamped since 18 April 2009, including, besides the news, specialized sections in law , technology , cinema (by German Espinel), cooking , health (by Fernanda Hernandez), music (by Adriana Tono), and culture .

The 19:00 newscast tends to follow the three block rule more conventionally. It includes the El Espectador main headlines review.

See also

Caracol TV

Television in Colombia

References

CANAL CARACOL UNA DECADA AL AIRE

External links

Noticias Caracol

About Noticias Caracol

CANAL CARACOL UNA DECADA AL AIRE

LOS FAMOSOS DEL CANAL CARACOL EN EL CARNAVAL DE BARRANQUILLA

Jennifer Barreto GANADORA DE PREMIO CPB

Dora Glottman lectora internacional

JOHANA PALACIOS, NUEVA PRESENTADORA DE DEPORTES EN NOTICIAS CARACOL

FERNANDA HERNANDEZ: TODA UNA CIBER-MEDICA

Luz Elena Ramos Sera la nueva cara de Noticias Caracol el fin de semana

EN EL CORRE CORRE de Rochi Stevenson

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