Media Industry in Argentina is one of the leading in the region of South America. The media here is based on the principle of free and fair media without any major restrictions. There are as many as 15 major media groups in the country. Most of these are owned by private enterprises headed in Buenos Aires. Media at Argentina believes in gender equality yet there is far less representation of women in the industry. There are some large media conglomerates in the country, the largest one is Grupo Clarin. This conglomerate owns the El Trece network.
El Trece is the main broadcaster in Argentina also known as Channel 13. It is headed in Buenos Aires which is the capital of Argentina. El Trece was founded in 1960 and since then, it has continued influencing people’s lives. Since it started broadcasting, it became a strong competitor for every other broadcaster in the country. Since its origination, it has gone through some major management changes as it is now owned by a private conglomerate. Since 2000, its brand name is changed to ‘Canal Trece’.
Some Popular TV Shows
Before moving on to some of the most popular El Trece TV shows, let’s take a look at what’s happening in the overall digital media of Argentina. Here are some of the popular TV series and shows.
1. Soy Luna
Soy Luna is a popular comedy series that revolves around the life of a girl Luna and the challenges she faces. It’s all about her like what she does, whom she involves with and her passion i.e. skating.
2. Go! Live Your Way
“Go! Live Your Way” is another popular comedy musical TV series that involves a bunch of teenagers obsessed with dancing. Mia is a great talent who wins a scholarship to dance academy. Her stay here and clashes are a popular subject of this TV show making it popular in the young audience of the country.
3. El Presidente
People in Argentina loves football and this TV show has all of it. It is based on ahead of a small football club who becomes involved in a major corruption scandal. With this great plot and association with football, it has become an iconic show in Argentina’s media.
4. El Marginal
El Marginal is a TV show loved by the drama and mystery lovers. It is based on a former cop sent on an undercover assignment to prison by a judge whose daughter is kidnapped. He faced a lot of trouble in there begins a plot for escape.
5. The Bronze Garden
“The Bronze Garden” is a horror-drama thriller kind of a show. It is about a father who lost his daughter and now tries to seek her. He turns into an investigator and faces imminent threats and problems. One major reason of its popularity is that it is created by bestseller author Gustavo Malajovich.
El Trece Popular TV Shows
Since the last decade, El Trece has been ranked first in terms of general audience average. It is a feat which did not happen in the last 20 years. Obviously it is the content that is responsible for such audience response. Now, we come to the popular TV shows of the most prominent broadcaster in Argentina.
1. Argentina, Tierra de Amor y Venganza
It is a TV series based on a historical perspective. The era of the 1930s is depicted in it with problems like European immigration and economic decline. The series has become immensely popular in the country and all set for a new season. It is about two Spanish friends seeking asylum in Argentina and the problems they encounter.
2. Las Estrellas
Las Estrellas is a TV Series that is built around some young girls who are sisters. They have the same father but different mothers and meet on their father’s death. This plot gives the series the uniqueness that it has. They are all here to collect their inheritance according to their father’s will. They have to face some critical conditions to have their share of the inheritance.
3. Esperanza Mia
Esperanza Mia is a comedy touching TV series with all the required ingredients like romance and drama. This series revolves around the life of a young girl whose only parent is dead. So, she has to face all these difficulties regarding the business. Then a young a priest enters her life and their romance starts. But due to his religious vocation, the couple has to face some problems.
Simona is a TV series which is about a fun young woman who has grown up without parents. She is pretty sure about herself and has to overcome difficulties throughout her life. Music is her best company until the sudden appearance of her mother. The twists and turns of her life make this TV show a must-watch.
5. El Lobista
El Lobista is a drama miniseries which is about a manager and its clients. The manager has powerful contacts and does lucrative things for the clients. It is the home production of El Trece media broadcaster.