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Avila TV

Avila TV is a regional television channel created by the Venezuelan government and the Caracas metropolitan mayor, Juan Barreto. It was inaugurated on July 6, 2006 with an investment of about 11m bolivares fuertes ($5.1m United States dollars). It can be seen in the metropolitan area of Caracas on UHF channel 47, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Focussing on music and culture, it attracts young adults mainly between the ages of 14 and 30.Venezuelanalysis, 15 June 2009, Avila TV Venezuela: Revolutionizing Television

Avila TV is also a radical television experiment, trying to make of TV an instrument of social inclusion. Based on a radical narrative of Caracas city, its social discourse is built from another perspective as the traditional TV channels. As well as programs on gender issues which tackle the typical machismo perspective, it hosts programs that talk openly about homosexuality and others that address Indigenous and Afro-Venezuelan rights.

Many of the music and lifestyles shown by Avila TV were neglected by other media, for this reason many are considered underground or quite rare in the city. It some extend it attempts to broadcast a closer or more approximate vision of the working class and particularly the youth world of caraquenos.

The channel was transferred to the Venezuelan Ministry of Communication and Information, MINCI, as established in the Gaceta Official N 39.083 date 18th of December 2008.

Avila TV grew out of the Metropolitan School of Audiovisual Production , which, still hosted in the same building, provides Caracas youth access to a free one-year program on video techniques, both at Avila headquarters and at cultural centers.


Avila TV has a very urban-oriented programming, which are mostly made by young producers with a very fresh view, since they don't come from the traditional media and neither of them were formally educated as broadcasters. Avila also holds a school of media producers called EMPA (Escuela Metropolitana de Produccion Audiovisual) where they include youngsters and other members of the public who want to learn about media production, always trying to attract people from the most populated areas of Caracas. Avila also features foreign programs from other Latin American countries, as well as non commercial films and documentaries.

On October 21, 2006, Avila TV was inaugurated, then officially broadcasting its signal in full-time, 24×7 programming, showing a mixed-up format programming which includes both short clips or common 30-minute / 1 hour length programs. Some of them are:

El Aguacate is a program about life in Caracas and its people, specially Caracas's youth.

Caracas en Directo

La Chatarra TV

El Cartel

Calle Caribe

El Matinee

Peluos con Curita

El Programa Mio

Rompe la Liga

Habitante o Ciudadano


Caracas Tribal

La Brujula Sexual

Que hago yo aqui?

Point 47

Donde Pisas

La Bolita del Mundo

Cara de Vidrio

Onda Nuestra

Wataca Saun

Republica del Oeste

Bipolar Idol


Guerra Nuestra

Sabor Bacano



El Mananero

Lo que sea

El Entrompe de Falopio

Asi mismo

La Cuadra

See also

List of Venezuelan television channels

Asamblea Nacional Television (ANTV)

Buena Television


Television Educativa

Venezolana de Television (VTV)



External links

Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicacion e Informacion

Avila Pendiente's Blog

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