Argentina

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ARGENTINA is the southern-most country of the South American continent. It shares a border with Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay Uruguay and Brazil.

Profile

Country Number (N/K) 1997
Region South America
Television commenced 17 October 1951
Colour System 1978 PAL
Language/s Spanish


Television Stations / Channels

Argentina began its television service in 1951.

The sole broadcaster is Asociacion de Teleradiodifusoras Argentinas (ATA), now known as Canal Siete.

Unlike the majority of the other South American countries, the station adopted the PAL colour system (experiments with NTSC were abandoned in 1969).

Argentine Movie Poster


DOCTOR WHO IN ARGENTINA

PETER CUSHING / DALEKS

The second of the two Peter Cushing Dalek movies was shown in theatres in Argentina (presumably in the late 1960s) under the title "Daleks Invasion a la Tierra Ano 2150AD".


Stories bought and broadcast

PAUL McGANN

The 1996 TV Movie was available in Argentina via three different methods:


Video

"El Doctor Who" - TV Movie VHS

The TV Movie was available as (possibly a Rental Only?) VHS tape from MCA/Universal/CIC Video in late 1996.

The Spanish subtitled tape - with the cover title EL DOCTOR WHO - had the tagline "¡HA REGRESADO… Y YA CASI ES HORA!" (He is Back… And It's Almost Time!)


TV

The movie apparently aired on TV (presumably on ATA) in early 1997, at least prior to June, but we have not been able to verify this.


Cable

The 1996 film was available again from February 1999 via the HBO OLE cable station.


TOM BAKER

Also shown on cable was a run of Tom Baker stories: these aired during 2002 on the Argentinian-based cable station Uniseries, which was also available in other South American countries - see that separate profile page for more details.


Argentina in Doctor Who

  • The Doctor attended the Capablanca vs Alekhine 1927 World Chess Championship. (This was held in Buenos Aires, from 16 September to 29 November) (The Androids of Tara)


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