Location: Santo Domingo
Telemicro (Television & Microwave Corporation RAFA S.A) is a television station that belongs to the Telemicro Media Group. Its first transmission aired in 1986 and since then it has not stopped transmitting a varied program. It is the official channel of transmission and re-transmission of awards such as Grammy, Latin Grammy, Globo de Oro, American Music Awards, Emmy, Premios Juventud, Premios TVyNovelas, Premios Lo Nuestro, Nuestra Belleza Latina, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show y Premios Soberano It is also the Dominican channel that since 2016 broadcasts the games of the MLB.
The TV station begins its broadcasts at the end of 1986 by the VHF 6 frequency under the name of Canal 6 Circuito Independencia, owned by the Dominican entrepreneur Hatuey de Camps, with a few hours of transmission (6:00 PM – Midnight) as a signal of test. Its location was on San Martin Avenue on February 27, in Santo Domingo. Its initial programming were canned programs such as movies, music videos, Disney cartoons and retransmissions of some programs of international TV channels such as Univisión. By the end of the 80’s and part of the 90’s, the TV station began to reinforce its programming with the inclusion of local programs (such as A Nivel, El Show del Monito Quique and La Opción de las 12), combined with very successful canning, like wrestling from WWE (then known as WWF) and Towards the Future (Beyond 2000), soap operas like Amándote, Libertad Condicionada and Gabriela, and cartoons such as La Abeja Maya, Dinoplatívolos, Patoaventuras, The Real Ghostbusters and Beverly Hills Teens By the mid 90’s, the channel makes agreements with the main Spanish-language TV networks in the United States such as Univisión and the production of telenovelas and other Mexican programs, Televisa. Through this agreement channel 6 acquires more strength in terms of programming refers to what becomes another TV station that competes with the others by audience levels. The primetime that was dominated in the mid 90’s by rival Telesistema 11 for Venezuelan soap operas was surpassed by Channel 6 with the inclusion of Mexican soap operas such as Marimar, María la del Barrio, Lazos de amor and La usurpadora. Almost all the programs of greater hearing of the Univisión chain began to be transmitted by channel 6 which generated a lot of hearing. At the end of the 90’s channel 6 changed its number on channel 5, due to the new Telecommunications law that unified the numbers of channels frequencies to all regions of the country and the purchase of this channel by the media entrepreneur. communication Juan Ramón Gómez Díaz. Under a new channel number, the station was relaunched as Telemicro channel 5, and finally moved its facilities to its current building, which was under construction from the beginning of the station as Channel 6.
Although the Telemicro group announced in 2011 that some of its programs would have high definition image (HD 1080i), this image is only transmitted by channel 440 Telecommunications Altice and Claro on channel 1005.
Telemicro channel 5 is one of the television stations with the highest audience and with the largest coverage in the Dominican Republic, it is also one of the channels that gives more follow-up to technological advances to improve its television offer.
In July 2016, Olympusat in partnership with THEMA-Alterna’TV added the international channel version, Telemicro Internacional, to its VEMOX platform for the Hispanic public in the United States.