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General TV Channel / Canal 1 is the first Colombian national television channel. It started 13 June 1954 on channel 8 in Bogotá. It is state-owned by RTVC Sistema de Medios Públicos and run 24 hours a day by Plural Comunicaciones, S.A.S. From the late 1950s to 2017, the channel was in state hands but privately run by programming companies known as programadoras, which bid for time slots with the Colombian state. In 1963, it became operated by Inravisión (until then, it was operated by the Radiodifusora Nacional de Colombia); later it would move from Channel 8 to Channel 7 in Bogotá. Until 1966, when private local channel Teletigre went on air, the then Canal Nacional was the only television channel in Colombia. In 1972, it became the Primera Cadena (“First Network”) since Teletigre’s successor, again in state hands, became a national channel. In the 1980s it would become Cadena Uno (“Network One”, sometimes spelled Cadena 1) and acquired its current name on 1 January 1998.