Private, Opposition TV Continues to Dominate in Venezuela, New Paper Finds
Data Show State TV Has 5.4 Percent of the TV Audience
Washington, D.C.- A new issue brief looking at data on Venezuela TV audiences contradicts the widely believed – and widely reported — claim that the Chavez government dominates the television media. In reality, the paper finds the opposite is true: the state share of television audience is very small — currently only 5.4 percent –while private, opposition-owned channels overwhelmingly dominate the television audience, with
61.4 percent watching privately owned TV channels, and 33.1 percent watching paid TV.