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Old 01-29-2021, 05:38 PM
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What are the Latin American & Caribbean television channels that can be seen via the internet. Language doesn't matter for this topic.

Here are many of the channels from the Dominican Republic with live stream for many of them. Includes national channels and regional ones.


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Old 02-02-2021, 08:44 AM
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Rede TV - Brazil Joao Kleber's show is hilarious if you understand Portuguese...lol

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Old 02-02-2021, 10:44 AM
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Not really television per se, but in accordance with the transparency clause the Senate of the Dominican Republic and the Deputies Chambers (Cámara de Diputados, equivalent to Congress in the USA) present all their sessions on Youtube.

Senado de la República Dominicana

Cámara de Diputados de la República Dominicana
Scroll down and eventually appears the sessions of the Chamber of Deputies.

Suprema Corte de Justicia de la República Dominicana
The Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the country.

Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana
Constitutional Tribunal, the ultimate authority regarding applying and interpreting the constitution of the country.

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Old 06-18-2021, 08:57 AM
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Guatemala's Ambassador and his wife were interviewed in a program in Santo Domingo on April 2021 regarding diplomacy and (from about 11:00) the 200 years celebration of Guatemala's independence, and what events will be done by the Guatemalan Embassy in Santo Domingo. Also mentioned is what will be done in Guatemala on September 15, the day of its indepedence from Spain.

This video is only in Spanish.

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Old 06-18-2021, 11:16 AM
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So, they're not calling it Septemberteenth?
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Old 06-18-2021, 12:06 PM
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So, they're not calling it Septemberteenth?
LOL What?
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Old 06-19-2021, 03:33 PM
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This past week was celebrated the Premios Soberano in Santo Domingo. Unlike normal years where its held at the Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito, this year it was held at the Renaissance Jaragua Hotel. The Premios Soberano are the DR's version of the Oscars where mostly locals and some foreigners (mostly from Latin America) receive recognitions as singers, actors, etc. There is even a category for the year's best Dominican youtuber. Yeah, that's no typo. lol

A quick resume of what took place in .


This was during the "Pre-Show," basically on the red carpet as famous people arrive at the venue.


Even Domincan rappers and urban singers were part of it (and won trophies).


Dominican Manny Cruz wins trophy for Solo Singer of the Year.


Niknamed "El Cocodrilo" won for Best Regional Entertainment Program.


American of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent internationally famous bachata singer Romeo Santos got a trophy too.


Haitian Sarojd Bertin. Though she has lived in Santo Domingo for many years, she has been to many shows and claim that above everything else she's proudly Haitian. Afterwards followed by Dominican Adriana Torrón.


Of course, these are only some of them. Because of Covid, attendance from the general public was not allowed this year. So, everyone that wanted to see Premios Soberano had to do it via TV.

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Old 08-10-2022, 01:02 AM
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This past August 2, 2022 the official television Channel 4 of the DR celebrated its 70th anniversary. This was the first television channel founded in the DR marking the beginning of Dominican television, which right now is one of the largest television industry among Central American and Caribbean countries.

This also marks another peculiarity, the DR is the third country in Latin America and the second in the Caribbean to have its own television channel. Only Mexico and Cuba got theirs faster than the DR. This makes Dominican TV one of the oldest television industry in Latin America and in the Caribbean.

The following was the entire celebration in Santo Domingo at the studios of Channel 4 which consisted of presenting several aspects of Dominican TV such as its history. Despite the event took place at the Channel 4 studios, it was a celebration incorporating many of the main channels of the DR with many of them sending representatives and/or the presidents of those channels. There were also Dominican celebrities and other people. The video itself is long (almost 3 hours) and in Spanish with no subtitles.


The following images are printscreens from the video.

These are some of the Dominican channels, but many more are missing from throughout the country. There are at least some 25 locally produced channels, maybe more. Most are only broadcast in the country, all in Spanish. As time goes on new channels are created, so who knows how many Dominican channels will be in existence once it's all said and done.

By the way, some channels in other Latin American countries are owned by Dominican channel presidents. For example, Super Canal is based in Santo Domingo and it's broadcast in Dominican television. However, at its studios you will see the Dominican flag on one flagpole next to another one with the flag of El Salvador. It turns out there is another Super Canal studio in San Salvador, capital of El Salvador exclusively for the Salvadorsn market. While the president of Super Canal is Dominican, his wife is Salvadoran. Its very clear where this connection to El Salvador cones from.

Aerial views of the Channel 4 studios in Santo Domingo.

Some of the improvements Channel 4 will make are:

- The president asked the producers that despite channel 4 is the only one owned by the Dominican government, he wants all voices to be expressed in the channel, no anti-government censorship.

- The channel will go through an internationalization process to become one of the main channels of Latin America and one more window of the region as seen in the little screen. The president wants Chanbel 4 to become the Caribbean's version of Spanish television, which is known the quality of its home produced content. In addition of becoming one more television window of Latin America, in this case of the Afro-Latin American sphere which is an aspect of Latin America that doesn't get much international promotion; it will also become a major promoter of Dominican culture to the world. Quite frankly Dominican culture isn't known outside the DR except in a few surrounding countries and territories. Even there Dominican culture remains much obscured and many times what people go by are stereotypes and misunderstandings with only tidbits of what it is in reality known here and there. This internationalization will give Dominican culture, Dominicans and the DR much greater visibility and understanding. In this world of much across borders communications and the effects of globalization, remaining like a cultural hermit is not an option.

- The Channel 4 studios will start to film, produce, show and distribute Dominican historical content, something that has never been done. Think of what is shown in the US's History channel, now home grown productions. One of the studios of Channel 4 will be devoted to the exclusive production of this type of content.

- Further improvement in the quality of the shows produced will be done with the help of the Instituto de Televisión Española (Spanish Television Institute) from Spain. If you want to get a further idea of what is
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Old 11-22-2023, 01:31 PM
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In today's El Caribe (11/22/23) newspaper is an article that offers some data on television consumption in the Dominican Republic. They are the following.

- There are 125 DR based channels (not counting others from Latin America, Europe, USA that are included in cable and satellite tv packages.)
- 62% of programs shown in those channels are produced in the DR.
- 72% of Dominicans watch locally produced programs every week.
- TV channels are watch mostly via TV's followed by 15% cellphones, 2.4% tablets/iPads and 0.6% computers/laptops.
- Local shows are watch by 46% of 12-17 year olds, 63% 18-29, 72% 30-49 and 78% 50 or older.
- Dominican TV commercials have the highest attention span of 17 seconds.
- 53% of households get Dominican TV channels via an antenna (includes satellite dishes.)

El Caribe (11/22/23)

The article is mostly dedicated an event about Dominican television programs, how it has evolved and where is it going. This will take place at the Jaragua Hotel in Santo Domingo from November 23 to 26.


In case anyone will be in SD during those days and want to attend, you must buy tickets either at Uepa Tickets or in any Jumbo hypermarkets and Nacional supermarkets. Then on the date(s) on the ticket(s) head to this place (Renaissancd Jaragua Santo Domingo Hotel.)

Google Earth

This hotel actually brings several memories. Never stayed there, but when this newer and flashier version of the original Jaragua Hotel was open in 1989, several family members and myself (then a kid) went to see this hotel. At that time it was the flashiest hotel built in the Dominican Republic (built by Marriott from the USA.) Of the seversl fsmily members included my aunt which died a few years ago. We took a group photo in this very spot.

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At that time the garden circled in white was a rather large and long fountain, very unique. I have no idea why they got rid of it.

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The original Jaragua Hotel was built by Trujillo in the 1940's and basically marked the beginning of the Dominican government promoting the country for tourism, thrn one of the world's least visited countries (while Puerto Rico, Cuba and Haiti became tourism "powerhouses" of the Caribbean.) It was considered the darling of hotels in the Dominican Republic as it was the best. Architecturally it was following a modernist clean lines style then popular in Scandinavian. It was designed by Arch. Guillermo González, condidered the father of modern architecture in the DR. He graduated from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA and returned to Santo Domingo to put in practice his acquired knowledge as an architect and taught at the University of Santo Domingo (the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere.) He had seversl offers to practice his newly acquired profession in the USA and basically turn them all down, despite many would had been more lucrative for him, to return to the DR. In the 1980's the Dominican government sold the hotel to Marriott from the USA and in its place built this larger and flashier version. The destruction of the original Jaragua Hotel, a building much cherished in the DR for being one of the first built in the modernist style and one of the first buildings designed by a Dominican architect, was much criticized. Still today there are lamentations on its destruction in several circles and especially by Dominican architects.

I have a book dedicated to Arch. Guillermo González and an edition of a Dominican architectural magazine and in both there are several pages devoted to the original Jaragua and lots of black and white photos. It's amazing how despite it has been gone for several decades, it isn't forgotten. Both the book and the magazine edition are of recent creation. I think if the opportunity arises to rebuild the original Jaragua, it might be done.
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