Broadcast areaNationwide and Andorra
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Sister channelsAntena 3
Launched30 November 2005
Former namesAntena.Nova (2005–2009)
Nova 9 (2009–2010)
DigitalMux 69

Nova is a Spanish television channel operated by Atresmedia. The network runs 24 hours a day in the Spanish language. The service is aimed at women, with the schedule reflecting this aim. Lifestyle programmes such as cooking shows are normally screened during the day. In the evening, films and some series are shown, and around midnight, Poker is screened. The network is available on digital terrestrial television (TDT as it is known in Spain) as well as via cable and satellite.


The channel was launched as Antena.Nova in 2005 together with Antena.Neox, with the aim of strengthening the Antena 3 brand in the recently launched digital terrestrial television in Spain. Antena.Nova was the first Spanish DTT channel aimed at a female audience.

In 2006, Antena 3 and CBS Corporation signed an agreement to broadcast content produced by CBS, Showtime and UPN, which would be programmed on Antena.Neox, Antena.Nova and Antena 3 until the Showtime and UPN brands were implemented on the Spanish television replacing Neox and Nova, however, the change was not carried out in the end due to the distribution of broadcasting rights with other Spanish channels.[1] However, Antena 3 obtained the rights to broadcast future productions of CBS Corporation.

On January 1, 2009, Antena.Nova was renamed as Nova 9 in order to associate the channel with that logical channel number on digital terrestrial television, with Nova the Latin word for "nine". Finally, on August 6, 2010, it adopted the current name. In 2011 the channel began to have competition after the launch of Divinity, owned by Mediaset España.

In May 2014, the channel added docuseries and movies to its programming due to the closure of Nitro, Xplora and la Sexta 3.[2]

In 2017 the channel incorporated in its grid turkish television dramas to complement the offer of Latin American soap operas.[3]

In June 2020, Nova managed to be the most watched thematic channel on Spanish DTT.[4] In July 2020, it achieved its best figure by achieving 3.0% of the average monthly audience.[5]


Nova's programming is aimed at a female audience between 18 and 44 years old. The grill is distinguished by the broadcast of series, Latin American and Turkish soap operas, movies, and decoration and cooking programs.

Title Premiere date Ref.
Amor bravío 26 September 2018
La ley del corazón 29 October 2018
Sila 28 November 2018 [6]
A que no me dejas 17 Diciembre 2018 [7]
Avenida Brasil 9 January 2019 [8]
De que te quiero, te quiero 14 January 2019
Medcezir 21 January 2019 [9]
La gata 13 February 2019
Mi adorable maldición 1 March 2019
Madre 24 March 2019 [10]
Yo soy Betty, la fea 8 April 2019 [11]


  1. ^ "¿CBS y Antena 3?". Chica de la tele (in Spanish). 16 June 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Atresmedia refuerza Neox y Nova tras el apagón de Xplora, Nitro y laSexta3". El Periódico (in Spanish). 5 May 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  3. ^ "'Fatmagül' ya tiene fecha de estreno en Nova". Diez Minutos (in Spanish). 29 December 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Análisis TV: Junio 2020". Barlovento Comunicación (in Spanish). 1 July 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Análisis TV: Julio 2020". Barlovento Comunicación (in Spanish). 1 August 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  6. ^ Pietro, Beatriz. "'Sila', la cuarta telenovela turca de Atresmedia, aterriza en Nova el miércoles 28 de noviembre". (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ "El lunes a las 18:15, 'A que no me dejas' en Nova". (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Nova estrena 'Avenida Brasil', su nueva telenovela brasileña, el 9 de enero". (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Nova estrena 'Medcezir', el último éxito internacional turco". (in Spanish). 16 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Madre será el sexto estreno turco de Nova". (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  11. ^ "El lunes a las 16:45 horas, estreno de 'Yo soy Betty la fea'". (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 April 2019.