- Issue date: 28/10/2016
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Engomado
- Size of stamp: 40.9 x 28.8 mm
- Sheet effects: 25
- Postal value of the stamps: 0.45 €
- Print run: 220.000
ANNIVERSARIES. 60th ANNIVERSARY OF TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA
Televisión Española, Spain's first television channel started its official broadcasts on 28 October 1956.
This marks 60 years since its creation, during which time it has witnessed all the important historical events in Spain.
The first broadcasts were made from a studio in Calle Paseo de la Habana, Madrid, and the signal only reached certain areas in the province.
Ministerial speeches, religious celebrations, or choir and dance performances were the first images that those lucky enough to have a television set were able to see.
Over time the signal was strengthened and was able to reach a greater audience, just as the programming was also expanded.
Faces like Laura Valenzuela and Joaquín Prats that would become part of television history arrived on the scene; and for the first time its own news programme, the Telediario, was broadcast and is still on the air daily today.
In 1965 a second public television channel was trialled, which screened alternative programmes, becoming the channel of choice for more general, family programmes.
It must be remembered that up until 1989 Spain only had these two channel, since it was in that year that private televisions arrived on the scene in Spain.
Over the years many programmes, series or game shows have been broadcast on public television. Some children's programmes such as La Bola de Cristal, news shows like Por la mañana, soaps such as Abigail or Cristal, popular talent contests like Operación Triunfo, or beloved series that continue to be aired today like Cuéntame cómo pasó.
The stamp to commemorate this anniversary brings TVE's past and present logo together, symbolising the changes it has undergone over the last 60 years. It also features small images for some of the channels that make up the corporation like Clan, La 2 or the 24 hours channel, as well as programmes like El Tiempo, Telediario or Los Lunnis.