HeadquartersEnriqueta Compte y Riqué 1276
Montevideo, Uruguay
Picture format1080i 16:9 HDTV (PAL)
Timeshift serviceCXB TV Canal 12
OwnerGrupo Cardoso (since 2011)
LaunchedMay 2, 1962
FounderRaúl Galana
Former namesTeledoce Televisora Color
Analog VHFChannel 12 (Montevideo)
Digital VHFChannel 12.1 (HD)

Teledoce Televisora Color, also known as Canal 12 is a Uruguayan free-to-air television network, located in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. It is owned by Grupo Disco. Television transmissions commenced in 1962.


It was the third and last private free-to-air channel that opened in Montevideo. Studios are located on 1276 Enriqueta Compte y Riqué Street, being the only one of the private ones that was always kept in its original place. Its first director was Raúl Galana, but soon Horacio Scheck took his place. The station's antenna was installed for several years on the roof of the newspaper El País, but for several years it has been located in the Congress Tower, in the Tres Cruces district.

The first slogan was "The Family Channel". It first shows were El Show del Mediodía, presented by comedians Cacho de la Cruz and Alejandro Trotta, and Telecataplúm, which managed to achieve great success in Argentina. The channel's newscast is Telemundo.

In 1980, with the beginning of color television in Uruguay, the channel took the name "Teledoce Televisora Color", but then stopped using that name, becoming simply "Teledoce" and later "La Tele". Since 2003 it broadcasts the event to raise funds for disabled children called Telethon Uruguay together with Channel 10. After a few years, Channel 4, TNU, and finally VTV joined.

Logos through the years




  1. ^ "Historia de los logos de Teledoce (Uruguay)". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Este viernes llega "Algo que decir" a La Tele y pusimos a prueba a Pablo Fabregat y Cecilia Bonino para saber cuánto se conocen". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  3. ^ "Este lunes La Tele estrena Quedate en Casa este lunes a las 21:30". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  4. ^ "Este martes estrena la versión nacional del exitoso "La ruleta de la suerte"". Pantallazo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-08-14.