Its test signal constisted of a color test pattern and the network's music.On October 15, 1989, at 8pm, a soccer (football) game was broadcast from the Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo stadium in the city of San Cristóbal.It was on Friday, November 24, 1989, that the inaugural ball was celebrated in San Cristóbal’s opera house (important Venezuelan personalities came to this ball, including president Carlos Andrés Pérez). With the need to improve their coverage, another transmitting station (called "El Rayo", located in the municipality of Pedro María Ureña in Táchira), was constructed, and finally became functional on March 25, 1994.
You can see TRT's programming chart for this week at:
For those who can't read in the Spanish language, "Lunes" is "Monday", "Martes" is "Tuesday", "Miercoles" is "Wednesday", "Jueves" is "Thursday", "Viernes" is "Friday", "Sabado" is "Saturday", and "Domingo" is "Sunday".
When a show is labeled with the letters PN, it means that the show is made in Venezuela.
The host of the program "Café con Azócar", Gustavo Azócar, was arrested on March 6, 2006 by the metropolitan police of Táchira after a complaint filed by ex-prosecutor Ana Casanova in the year 2000 over alleged irregularities in the broadcast of advertisements for the state lottery on Radio de San Cristóbal (now known as 1060 AM), where Azócar worked as a general coordinator.
On November 20, 2007, Venezuelan Congressperson Iris Varela, upon leaving the studios of TRT after an interview earlier that morning, had an encounter with Gustavo Azócar, where she hit him several times before finally leaving.
Varela, in a telephone interview with Globovisión, claimed that her fight with Azócar was provoked because Azócar used slander against her and made a hurtful statement about her dead son.
La Nueva Televisora del Sur (tele SUR, English: The New Television Station of the South) is multi-state funded, pan–Latin American terrestrial and satellite television network sponsored by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia that is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela (Argentina announced in 2016 that it would discontinue its sponsorship). is a public company which has various Latin American governments as its sponsors.
Tele SUR was launched with the objective of providing information to promote the integration of Latin America. Its primary sponsor is the Government of Venezuela while other governments such as Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia contribute as well.
The Televisora Regional del Táchira (TRT) is a privately owned Venezuelan regional television network based in the city of San Cristóbal in Táchira.