|Headquarters||Prado del Rey, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid). Spain|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||La 1|
Star TVE HD
|Launched||1 December 1989|
TVE Internacional is a Spanish pay television channel owned by Televisión Española. Programming includes a mix of news, discussion-based programmes and drama and documentaries from TVE's La 1 and La 2 Spanish networks. It was launched in December 1989. It broadcasts to Latin America, Western Sahara, Equatorial Guinea, Americas and the Philippines, in which most of the Hispanic-speaking people are located.
Several news bulletins are provided during the day, covering a mixed Spanish and International agenda. Telediario is a bulletin produced for and also broadcast in Spain, simulcast on the international station. However, editions of Telediario Internacional are also produced specially for the channel. A daily showbiz magazine, Gente, is broadcast nightly at 7pm GMT.
A limited number of advertisements are shown on the channel. More usually, network commercial breaks on programmes broadcast live in Spain are covered with a clock and short information films about Spain and its wildlife, although sometimes the advertisements are shown.
TVE International began its test broadcasts on 1 December 1989 and officially on 1 December 1990. In its early years, the channel broadcast a single programme for America and Europe, consisting of a re-broadcast of slots premiered on La 1 and La 2. From 15 April 1991, a differentiated programming was designed for one and other continents. Since 1992, TVE Internacional has been broadcasting via the Astra and Hispasat satellites for Latin America.
The signal of TVE International has been received in Asia and Oceania since December 1995 and in Africa since 12 October 1999.
- America: covers all Latin American countries, as well as the United States and Canada. Use as reference the timetables of Argentina (UTC-3), Mexico (UTC-6/-5 DST) and Miami (UTC-5/-4 DST).
- Europe-Africa: covers the entire European continent, the Middle East and Africa. Use as reference the timetables of Central Europe (UTC+1/+2 DST), Moscow (UTC+3) and the United Arab Emirates (UTC+4).
- Asia-Oceania: Part of the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
- Canal 24 Horas Internacional: America and Europe (simultaneous signal with the channel in Spain, with advertising from the international channel replacing commercials).
In Europe, it is available free-to-air on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13° East. Due to economic reasons, it moved its satellite distribution for Europe to Astra 19.2°E along with 24 Horas and the RTVE radios (RNE Radio Nacional, RNE Radio Clásica, RNE Radio 3, RNE Ràdio 4, RNE Radio 5, Radio Exterior) between January 2014 and February 2020.
The channel can no longer be seen in Britain and Ireland through the Sky television platform on Eutelsat 33C at 28.5° East. In the Americas, it is available as part of RTVE's Digital Package for America on Hispasat 1C (encrypted). In Asia, it is available on AsiaSat 5 at 100.5° E and Intelsat 19 at 166° E (both unencrypted).