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.
Media Companies / Groups
Organización Ardila Lülle S.A.
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.
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%).
Carlos Ardila Lülle is the manager and legal representative of the company and his wife, Eugenia Gaviria de Ardila is the alternate manager. Their sons also have shares of the company, which is subordinated to: CARBE S.A. (Parent company of grupo OAL)
Inversiones Gamesa S.A.
Carlos Ardila Lülle is the manager and legal representative of the company and his wife, Eugenia Gaviria de Ardila is the alternate manager.
Subordinated to: CARBE S.A. (Parent company of grupo OAL)
During 2008 and 2009, it was subordinated to several companies of the OAL.
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
First Alternate CEO, President and legal representative of Radio Cadena Nacional S.A., or RCN Radio.
Senior member of the board of directors and older son of Carlos Ardila Lülle, tycoon owner of Grupo Empresarial Ardila Lülle OAL.
In 1998 he went back to Colombia after a long stay in New York to be in charge of various businesses of Organización Ardila Lülle.
65-82 / Bogotá / Teléfono: 426 92 92
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)
Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP
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Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Radio Cadena Nacional S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Besmit S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Heraga S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Servinsa OAL S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Proma S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Inversiones Gamesa S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Postobon S.A.