Teletigre, also known as TV-9 Bogota, was Colombia's first private television channel, owned by journalist and politician Consuelo Salgar de Montejo, who won a state bid against Caracol TV, RTI Colombia, and Producciones Punch. Its signal only reached Bogota and was broadcast on Channel 9, hence its alternative name.
Teletigre closed for political reasons . Therefore the government decided not to renew the station broadcast licence to a single party. It would be replaced by Tele 9 Corazon, a local channel in state hands and, in 1972, by the Segunda Cadena, which would become a national network.
El Tiempo, Fechas que marcaron la historia de la television en Colombia, 10 June 2004
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