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RCN Televsión


The Canal RCN is the second most watched national channel in Colombia and one of the two private national channels that exists in Colombia. It began broadcasting in 1998.

According to the National Media Survey, it occupies 59.62 % of the attention of all the viewers of the country. Its programming is quite diverse, however, its greater strip content aims to TV news programs, reality TV shows, entertainments, and sporting events. During the weekends, they offer a children’s strip. Likewise, it characterizes for broadcasting different cultural and general entertainment events, such as beauty contests, soccer world cups, global award ceremonies, among others.


It is operated by RCN Televisión S.A., a company owned by Grupo Empresarial Carlos Ardila Lülle through the Radio Cadena Nacional S.A.


For 1997, it signed a concession contract with the National Television Commission (today National Television Authority), through which RCN Televisión S.A. obtained the license for the operation and use of the Private Operation channel, with an initial duration of 10 years. In 2009, the Canal extension was signed for a period of ten years counted from January 11, 2009.


Key facts

Audience Share


Ownership Type


Geographic Coverage


Content Type

Paid Content

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

4 ♥

Media Companies / Groups

Organización Ardila Lülle S.A.


Ownership Structure

RCN Televisión S.A. is the largest shareholder of the channel, with 39.4 % of the shares. The remaining belongs to Promo S.A. Both companies belong to Carlos Ardilla Lülle.

Voting Rights

No Data

Group / Individual Owner

Radio Cadena Nacional S.A.

Fernando Molina Soto is the manager and legal representative of Radio Cadena Nacional S.A. (RCN) It is the main radio company of the country and is owned by Carlos Ardila Lülle, owner of the Organización Ardila Lülle, which is the holding company of Inversiones Gamesa S.A (41.78% of Radio Cadena Nacional) and of Heraga S.A (16.28%), Besmit S.A (15.62%), Proma S.A (12.88%) and
Parklake Investmet Inc (4.94%).

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year



Carlos Adrilla Lülle | He is the third wealthiest man in Colombia. He is founder and owner of the business group known as Organización Ardila Lülle, which gathers companies from various areas.


Gabriel Reyes Copello | He participated in the drafting of the legislative framework that gave life to private channels in Colombia. At age 33, he became director of Canal RCN after being its Executive Vice President. He had management positions in commu


Gabriel Reyes Copello | see CEO

Other Important People

Fernando Molina Soto

First Alternate CEO, President and legal representative of Radio Cadena Nacional S.A., or RCN Radio.


Av. Américas

65-82 / Bogotá / Teléfono: 426 92 92

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

USD $ 199.431.000 / COP $585.902.99 millions

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD § 5.348.080 / COP $ 15.711.01 millions

Advertising (in % of total funding)


Market Share

No Data

Further Information

Meta Data

Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP


RCN Televisión (n.a). Estatutos, RCN Televisión S.A.

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