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Sociedade Independente de Comunicação

TV Channel information
Launched6 October 1992
Owned byImpresa
Picture formatResolution:
576i (PAL)
Aspect Ratio:
Audience share21.3% (Aug '11)
Slogan"Estamos Juntos!" (English: We are together!)
"A SIC mais perto de si." (English: SIC is closer to you.")
Broadcast areaPortugal
HeadquartersCarnaxide (Oeiras)
AnalogueChannel 3 (Until 2012)
DigitalChannel 3
ZON TVChannel 3
meo satéliteChannel 3
ZON TVChannel 3
CabovisãoChannel 3
meoChannel 3
Optimus Clix TVChannel 3
Vodafone Casa TVChannel 3

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SIC - Sociedade Independente de Comunicação ("Independent Communication Company") is a Portuguese television network and media company, which runs several television channels. Their flagship channel is the eponymous SIC, the third terrestrial television station in Portugal, launched on October 6, 1992. SIC is owned by Impresa, a Portuguese media conglomerate.

The station's acronym is often a source of amusement by English speaking celebrities interviewed by SIC. Danny DeVito once jokingly stated that he liked the acronym because he was "in the same line of work"

Other channels operated by SIC carried on satellite and cable TV in Portugal are:

*SIC Notícias, news channel;

*SIC Radical, general entertainment channel targeting a younger audience;

*SIC Mulher, general entertainment channel targeting a female audience;

*SIC K, general entertainment channel targeting kids;

*SIC Internacional, an international channel which broadcasts in Europe, Africa, South America, North America, and Australia.

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