The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced on Tuesday the launch of a new educational television channel that will provide educational programs to students throughout Chile whose classes have been suspended to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
TV EducaChile is a coordinated effort between the National Television Council (Consejo Nacional de Televisión, CNTV), the Education Ministry and the channels of the National Television Association (Asociación Nacional de Televisión, ANATEL).
It will broadcast from 7 am to 11 pm from April 27 onwards. The national television channel TV EducaChile will provide curricular educational contents in line with Education Ministry guidelines, educational material provided by all channels and educational series from the National Television Council (CNTV).
The CNTV has already made available 20 serials with over 150 episodes for different ages and areas of knowledge: History, geography and social sciences, the sciences, technology and the environment, series associated with language and others with the visual arts or music.
“During this period while their regular classes are suspended, I want to ask all the children and young people in Chile to use the digital platforms that are available and to put all their commitment and hard work into continuing to study, learn and grow,” said the President during a statement from La Moneda Palace.
The President was accompanied by Education Minister Raúl Figueroa; the president of the National Television Council, Catalina Parot; the chair of the board of TVN, Ana Holuigue and the channel’s executive director, Francisco Guijón; the executive president of Turner Chile, Jorge Carey; the CEO of Mega, Patricio Hernández; the executive director of Canal 13, Max Luksic; the executive director of TV+, Martín Awad; and the General Manager of Arcatel, Rodrigo Moreno.
“A good education opens up a whole world of opportunities,” said the President.