truTV (Latin American TV channel)

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Launched1 April 2009
NetworkWarnerMedia Entertainment
Owned byWarnerMedia
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganGente real. Experiencias extraordinarias. (Spanish)
Pessoas reais. Experiências extraordinárias. (Portuguese)
(Real people. Extraordinary experiences.)
Broadcast areaLatin America
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
Sister channel(s)I.Sat, Space, TNT, TCM
WebsitetruTV Latin America
truTV Brazil
DirecTV (Latin America)Channel 220 (SD)
Movistar TVChannel 511 (SD)
Channel 843 (HD)
Sky (Mexico)Channel 232 (SD)
Oi TV (Brazil)Channel 132 (HD)
Vivo TV (Brazil)Channel 77 (HD)
Claro TV (Brazil)Channel 77 (SD)
TuVes HD (Chile)Channel 423 (SD)
Cablevisión (Argentina)Channel 64 (analogue)
Channel 455 (digital SD)
Channel 675 (HD)
Megacable (México)Channel 133 (SD)
Channel 1133 (HD)
VTR (Chile)Channel 211 (SD)
Channel 738 (HD)
Claro TV (Colombia)Channel 411 (SD)
Channel 1411 (HD)
Claro TV (Peru)Channel 116 (SD)
Movistar TV (Peru)Channel 124 (SD)
Channel 746 (HD)
Tigo TV (Paraguay)Channel 406 (SD)
Channel 744 (HD)
Inter (Venezuela)Channel 61 (SD)
Claro TV (Domenican Republic)Channel 248 (SD)
Channel 1248 (HD)

TruTV is a Latin American pay television channel owned by WarnerMedia Entertainment. Its programming schedule is centred towards reality shows. It was launched on 1 April 2009 replacing Retro.[1] It is divided in two feeds, one in Spanish language and another one in Portuguese language, for Brazil. In July 2010, an HD feed was launched.[2]


As Retro[edit]

The channel was launched as Retro in the region by "Claxson Interactive Group Latin America & Iberia" and aired classical series and movies. In 2007, it was bought, along with I.Sat and Space by Time Warner, but continued to air the same programming. On 25 March 2009, Turner Broadcasting System announced that "Retro" would be replaced by "truTV" on 1 April 2009 in order to get a new kind of audience. "truTV" is the first channel in the region to be 24-hours of investigation-based programming. All the programming from Retro was moved to Turner Classic Movies, also owned by Time Warner.

Transition to truTV[edit]

On April 1, 2009 at 8:30am UTC Retro aired its last show, an episode of the classic animated series Robotech, called Symphony of Light. At 9:00am UTC the channel changed to truTV. Since that date, the channel has been airing 24-hours without interruptions and in several countries of Latin America. The official website, however, was launched in June 2009, two months after the launch of the channel.[3] truTV HD, a high definition version of the channel was launched in July 2010.[4]


The networks has been adding more programming every month since its original launch.[5]


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