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|Picture format||1080i 16:9 HDTV (NTSC)|
|Owner||Mega Media (72.5%) |
Discovery Inc. (27.5%)
|Launched||October 23, 1990|
|Former names||Red Televisiva Megavisión (1990-2001)|
|Digital VHF||Listings may vary|
|Analog VHF||Listings may vary|
|VTR||Channels may vary|
Red Televisiva Megavisión (MEGA) is a Chilean private television network headquartered in Santiago. It currently airs on digital frequency channel 27 (ISDB-Tb) for HDTV. In 2012, ownership of Mega Channel was transferred from Claro Group to Bethia Group.In June 2016, Discovery Networks acquired 27.5% of Mega Channel for close to $40 million.
Mega began broadcasting on 23 October 1990. It was originally named Red Televisiva Megavisión before changing its name in 2001. It is the first private broadcaster in Chile.
Among the many TV shows broadcast on MEGA are:
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