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Federal System of Media and Public Content

Federal System of Media and Public Content

The Federal System of Media and Public Content encompasses almost all the media that belong to Argentina’s National State. It owns trade fair and exhibition facilities, and a cultural center.

The system’s media includes Canal 7 (TV Pública); Canal 12 from Trenque Lauquen; Radio Nacional (made up of 50 stations including AM, FM and shortwave stations in different towns); the official news agency Télam; TV channels Encuentro (culture); PakaPaka (children’s) and DeporTV (sports); and audiovisual digital content platform Contar.

Historically, it has depended on the Executive Power, in spite of the promises made by several presidents to turn the State media system into public media. In recent statements, President Mauricio Macri has said that State-owned channels and stations “are probably the Government’s fiercer opponents, despite the fact that they are said to be under the Government’s control.” In recent years, State-owned TV channels and radio stations have seen a decrease in their content production. There has been a serious crisis as a result of the mass layoff of journalists working for news agency Télam.

 

Key facts

Mother Company

Argentina’s National State

Business Form

State-owned

Legal Form

State-owned company

Business Sectors

Argentina’s National State, through its executive, legislative and judicial branches, covers a wide range of political, social, cultural and economic activities.

Ownership

Individual Owner

Argentinian State

Argentina’s National State, through its executive, legislative and judicial branches, covers a wide range of political, social, cultural and economic activities.

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Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (Government Gazette of the Argentinian Republic)

Other TV Outlets

Canal 7 (Tv Pública)

Other Radio Outlets

Radio Nacional (AM 870 from Buenos Aires)

Other Online Outlets

www.tvpublica.com.ar

Facts

Media Business

News agency

Télam

Streaming and on-demand audiovisual content platform

Contar

General Information

Founding Year

1937

Affiliated Interests Founder

President Agustín P. Justo

Agustín Pedro Justo was the President of the Argentinian Republic when the first State-owned radio station was launched in 1937: Radio del Estado, then renamed Radio Nacional. The State media’s editorial line has always depended on the government in office.

Employees

3.726

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

Missing data

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD 207 million

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing data

Management

Executive Board

Hernán Lombardi

Secretary of the Federal System of Media and Public Content

Other Influential People

Mauricio Macri

President of the Argentinian Republic.

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