Porto Canal is a private Regional television station for Northern Portugal. It is a basic cable television channel only in Littoral Northern Portugal and a digital cable and satellite television in inland Northern Portugal and elsewhere. It is based in Matosinhos. Launched on September 29, 2006, it replaced former NTV (from Porto TV, based in Vila Nova de Gaia) which transformed into RTPN, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa's news channel.
In July 2010, Porto Canal launched three new delegations in Mirandela, Arcos de Valdevez and Penafiel, and in the beginning of 2011, three more in Guimarães, Braga and Vila Real.
On 4 March 2011, Porto Canal announced a partnership with Portuguese sports club F.C. Porto. On 1 August 2011, F.C. Porto assumed the management of Porto Canal, launching two new F.C. Porto related programs, Flash Porto and Somos Porto. Porto Canal also broadcasts live full matches of the F.C. Porto teams of football (only FC Porto B home games), basketball, handball and roller hockey.
Porto Canal is available on the TV packages of NOS (cable and satellite), Meo (IPTV and satellite), Nowo (cable) and Vodafone (IPTV).
In terms of content the channel airs generalist and regional programming. It focuses primarily on news of the northern region of Portugal, having also many diverse programs.
Since the partnership with FC Porto, it has programs like Flash Porto or 45 Minutos à Porto that broadcast club-related news and information.Director-General
Director of information and programming
Domingos de Andrade
Director of FC Porto contents
Fátima Ribeiro de Almeida
Ana Rita Basto
Ana Guedes Rodrigues
Pedro Carvalho da Silva