TV Educa, the new Chilean educational TV channel, to be broadcast on pay TV

This Wednesday, an agreement was ran between the Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) and more than 20 pay-TV operators in the country, which enables them to include the TV Educa Chile channel, an initiative promoted by the Government and CNTV to create a new channel with educational content, recently launched.

The channel will be on air as the Coronavirus pandemic spreads. Initially aired on FTA TV, TV Educa Chile is coordinated by CNTV, Anatel, FTA TV channels and the country’s Education Ministry.

Its aim focuses on providing educational entertainment to Chilean children who, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, had to stop attending classroom classes. The operators that will add TV Educa Chile contents to their programming grids are Entel, Movistar, Claro, VTR, DirecTV, GTD, Tuves, Mundo Pacifico, TV Red, Quinta Vision, and others, which join the channels grouped in Anatel and at Arcatel.

‘Today in Chile, around 60% of households have pay TV services available and the fact that these companies join today makes the connection to the TV Educa Chile TV network easier’, CNTV President, Catalina Parot, reported in a statement. The Chilean Education Minister, Raul Figueroa, has also expressed himself on the initiative: ‘This channel is going to be very important in the next phase, in which we are preparing a plan to return to traditional classes. We have the challenge of continuing being together with our children and youth, during this complex period without clases, and with restrictions in some communes’, he said.