It’s happening! The first open source tv channel in the world it’s on air.
The Portuguese Canal180 officially became the first open-source TVchannel in the world. It’s also the first TV channel about culture and creativity in Portugal.
Value and quality are the watchwords for the channel. Its high-tech emission software and the exclusive use of Apple Inc. technology turns Canal180 into one of the cheapest TV channels in the world
It all began in 2010, when the independent television project won the National Award for Creative Industries. From that moment onwards, Canal180 officially became the first open-source TV channel in the world and also the first about culture and creativity in Portugal. Value and quality are the watchwords for the channel.
The main goal of Canal180 is to develop, broadcast and promote a wider spectrum of cultural activity. A major concern is to advertise both national and international hidden talent, showing that culture also emerges outside the mainstream circuit. Thus, the channel promotes the new generation of multiplatform content creation.
Canal180 represents change in the cultural overview, by exploring and disseminating the creativity of emerging artists, while also shows the work of famous creators. What takes Canal180 beyond is its strong commitment with the new talents, much of them taken as unknown until then. The channel also takes the viewers behind the screen, letting them take the main role in spreading their own talent.
The contents that the channel conveys can be defined in two words: innovative and original. From music to design, roaming through architecture, cinema and art, Canal180 follows its own path in order to provide relevant information and entertainment.
Through a network of international collaborations, 180 shows the upcoming cultural events, films and music festivals but also leads to the discovery of the world in a new artistic way, through short-documentaries and reports of various artists.
Well-known names such as Mike Mills, Andreas Johnsen, St. Vincent, Vincent Moon, Eric Power, Kirsten Lepore, Nuno Rocha, Joaquin Mora, Kristoffer Borgli, Isaac Niemand and Legendary Tigerman gave their contribution too so that Canal180 continues to evolve, becoming an influencing voice in the cultural world.
Its high-tech emission software and the exclusive use of Apple Inc. technology allows Canal180 to take advantage of its human resources in editorial and creative matters, rather than in technical terms. The combination of these factors turns Canal180 into one of the cheapest TV channels in the world.
Broadcasting around eighteen hours a day, Canal180 is available on Portuguese cable television (Zon HD, Vodafone TV, Optimus Clix), Internet, iPhone and iPad. Canal180 is also distributed over multiple online platforms.