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laSexta
laSexta
Launched March 27, 2006
Owned by Gestora de Inversiones Audiovisuales La Sexta, S.A.
Picture format 4:3

16:9 (majority of the programs)

Audience share 6.7% (June, 2009, TN Sofres)
Country  Spain
Headquarters Pozuelo de Alarcón
Website http://www.lasexta.com
Availability
Terrestrial
TDT España: 67
Satellite
Digital + Channel 16
Cable
ONO Channel 6
R Channel 76
Euskaltel Channel 6
Telecable Channel 6
IPTV
Imagenio Channel 6
Orange TV Channel 6
Jazztelia TV Channel 6
Gestora de Inversiones Audiovisuales La Sexta
Type Private
Founded 2005
Headquarters Barcelona & Madrid, Spain
Key people Emilio Aragón (Chairman of the Board), José Miguel Contreras (CEO)
Industry Media
Products Television stations
Employees 650
Website http://www.lasexta.es/

La Sexta (usually shown as laSexta, "The Sixth") is the sixth nationwide broadcast television station in Spain. It is privately owned and began broadcasting in 2006.

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History

La Sexta began broadcasting on March 27, 2006 but only for Madrid and Barcelona. As of June 1, 2006, 85% of the Spanish population can receive it.

On August 9, 2006, La Sexta secured the rights to Saturday Liga football matches in Spain, having outbid the FORTA (association of TV channels of the Autonomous Communities) which has held the rights for over fifteen years.

On May 16, 2007, La Sexta announced that they had secured a five-year Formula One exclusive broadcasting deal beginning in 2009.[1]

Shareholders

Shareholders of Gestora de Inversiones Audiovisuales La Sexta, S.A.:

Programming

Shows include My Name Is Earl, The Office, Law & Order, The Sopranos, NCIS, The King of Queens, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, Futurama, Bones, 30 Rock, The Mentalist, Eleventh Hour and Prison Break.

Despite La Sexta's signal only being available to approx 85% of the Spanish television audience (mostly via digital terrestrial which is still to take off in Spain), the channel managed to secure the rights to the 2006 World Cup. As a result of its limited reception, it ended up sharing the transmission rights with the other new private channel, Cuatro, which simultaneously broadcast matches of a national interest.

Similarly, La Sexta screened the 2006 FIBA World Championship during August 2006, as well as broadcasting the EuroBasket 2007 and EuroBasket 2009 being celebrated in Spain.

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