NTV (formerly known as TV Educa Chile) is an educational TV channel operated by Televisión Nacional de Chile. It was created on March 2020 during the emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, and initially distributed by every main TV channel through digital television, as well by cable TV companies. On March 2021 it was officially established as the secondary channel of TVN.
Before the official announcement for the channel, TVIn was the name intended for the network, even ads showing the placeholder name were uploaded in social networks by some TV channels (later deleted). Both names (this and the definitive one) are registered on the chilean Intellectual Property office.
As the final name TV Educa Chile (sometimes referred as TV Educa) was revealed, a placeholder logo was used as screen bug during the first hours after the test transmission on 14 April 2020. As the channel launched, the official logo was revealed with the same style of the original TVIn logo. Originally, TV Educa Chile was available at the ".2" channels available from La Red, TV+, TVN, Chilevisión and Canal 13.
On March 17, 2021, it was announced the channel to become definitively the second public channel to TVN, starting from April 1st. This also meant that TV Educa Chile became exclusive to TVN's own ".2" channels in their own concessions, allowing other channels like 13.2 to pass their full programming correctly. A new name would be adopted later the same year, which ended up being announced on July 29th.
Contenedor Feels (on-air)
Custom wordmark Giulia (on-air graphics)
August 8th, 2021
On July 29, 2021, TVN announced the channel will be renamed as NTV on August 8, Children's Day in Chile. The logo rearranges the letters of the main station, with the n slightly redesigned to resemble Giulia, the font used in the on-air graphics. The most common variant shows the "n" red, the "T" blue and the "V" yellow. This officially debuted that day at 10:30 AM via a 30 minute special program shown in all of TVN's channels, with a loop of the channel's characteristics showing up for hours before the official launch on the ".2" concessions. This act is usually named as a replacement (NTV replaced TV Educa Chile) due to the different structures of each era/channel.