Foreign TV interest:
A thing that might be surprising to many of you is the cable TV industry in Argentina was growing very fast. Cable TV channels growth very fast during 90s and 83% of Argentine households have cable TV subscription in 2010. This is very contrast with terrestial TV industry at that time, since they were just recovered from the sink of the late 80s, which resulted the soon-to-be-famous Canal 11 and 13 got privatized. Programming on Canal 13 (as the same with other commercial TV at that time) only transmitted from 1PM (shortly became noon, then 11 AM) to midnight (soon became 12:30 AM). Cable companies then took that oppoturnity to let the CHristians lease the slots when Canal 13 wasn’t transmitting on cable, and this resulted the closedown timeslots were Christians stuff. However, at some nights, the Midnight Movie program would results its programs were extended to 2AM. By the 2000/2001, however, the networks found this was a successful, so weekdays programming were transmitted from 11AM to 3AM the next day, with Saturday programming were transmitted from 10AM to 1AM next day, while on Sunday it only transmitted from 11AM to midnight. As the results, those Christians stuff were replaced by cablesystems’ information programming.
In fall 2005, Canal 13 fully overhauled its programming: transmission were changed from 7AM (it became 6:30AM, and then 6AM) to 12:30 AM on terrestial, while on satellite, SMS bingo programs would be broadcast until 2AM, then foreign series would be filled until 3:30AM to 4AM, then the same closedown sequence would be made for the satellite feed.
BELOW: 2002, 2006