COLLECTION TV 3
TV3, Televisió de Catalunya is the public television broadcaster of Catalonia, Spain, founded in 1983. It is part of the state-owned Catalan Corporation of Audiovisual Media (CCMA) that includes television, radio and internet media.
Televisió de Catalunya’s mission is to offer to all the citizens of Catalonia quality and efficient public service broadcasting, committed to ethical and democratic principles while promoting the Catalan language and culture. Efficiency will be foremost in the management of this production and broadcasting service, while striving for maximum public acceptance.
One of Televisió de Catalunya’s main objectives is to help consolidate and expand the use of the Catalan language, culture and identity, and disseminate knowledge of Catalan culture abroad, while reflecting the diversity of contemporary society.
In the last years Televisió de Catalunya has committed itself to being present on the web. So, it manages various portals and web sites, which have become a great favorite with users seeking information in Catalan on the Internet. Since 2005, through the web portal www.tv3.cat, viewers can access TV3alacarta, a service enabling the user to watch archive and transmitted programs, as well as live streaming of all of the network channels.
Televisió de Catalunya holds the most important audiovisual archive in the country. Right from the start, Documentation Department was founded with the mission of preserving its productions, both as company assets and as a cultural heritage, and managing the archive to provide a competent and effective service to internal and external users
Televisio de Catalunya has been one of the pioneer broadcasters in adapting a MAM digital system. In 2006 started the process for digitizing the old archive holdings, the videotapes archive, which holds about 250,00 videotapes in different formats. It has been now digitized about 50 % of archive tapes.
The digital archive is widely used within the company, and this use has increased in the last few years. The latest statistics show that an average of more than 500 clips per day were retrieved from the digital archive, for different purposes: transmission, re-use, web publication, footage sales.
Alicia Conesa - Responsable documentation