|Launched||27 March 2006|
576i (SDTV 16:9)|
1080p25 (HDTV 16:9)
|Audience share||7.7% (march 2015, )|
|Headquarters||San Sebastián de los Reyes and Barcelona|
Antena 3 |
Antena 3 HD
|Vodafone TV||Channel 6|
|Movistar TV||Channel 6|
|Orange TV||Channel 6|
laSexta (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈse(k)sta], "The Sixth") is the sixth nationwide broadcast television station in Spain. It is privately owned and began broadcasting in 2006. The channel's programming is generalist, however, there is an emphasis on humour and entertainment. The channel is also known for its large quantity of American and sports programming, and in the last years, it's becoming more and more acknowledged due to the wide covering of political events, such as elections, which include extensive debate through 3 key programmes: Al rojo vivo (Red-hot), El objetivo (The lens) and Salvados (Saved). The political alignment of its news and debate programs is left-wing.
In 2012 the channel was acquired by Grupo Antena 3, currently named Atresmedia Televisión.
laSexta programming has included Zapeando, Sé lo que hicisteis..., 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, Prison Break and The Walking Dead.
laSexta currently broadcasts in 16:9 for most programming although they still use 4:3 for a minority of programming including films and older series.
On 23 December, broadcasts started in Madrid and Barcelona, expanding later to all Spain.
Starting 23 January 2006 they began broadcasting a promotional video. 20 February marked the start of content emissions testing. Actual broadcasts started with documentaries (Champions, Natura) and programs dedicated to tuning, like 'Tuning Mania'. From 22 February, La Sexta broadcast twelve hours of programming every day.
On 2 March, a football match between Croatia and Argentina was the occasion for the first live broadcast. Five days before the actual date, José Miguel Contreras announced the official starting date, 27 March, on the 'Círculo de Bellas Artes'.
- PP assumes LaSexta will remain being a left-wing television – El Plural newspaper
- Fusion between Antena 3 and La Sexta – 20 Minutos