Canal 6, also known as Noti6, is a television station located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The station provides primarily news programming but also has various music programs and sports programs. It was initially established on June 27, 1977. It is owned and operated by the Broadcasting Company of Central America, Ltd.
While Canal 6 initially was founded in 1977, it took nearly five years for the channel to begin broadcasting. During that time, Canal 6 had to install equipment and build a broadcast studio and both editing and administrative offices. The channel finally debuted on April 17, 1982.
Canal 6 broke the monopoly held on Honduran television, making it a popular choice amongst Hondurans. The channel introduced various new concepts and ways of transmitting information, such as 24-hour broadcasts, an aggressive reporting style, and a dramatic increase of interviews of the Honduran people instead of just government figures. Canal 6 attracted a large number of viewers due to these methods.
Another innovation of Canal 6 was the production of live broadcasts. The channel conducted its first live broadcast on Sept. 15, 1983, with its coverage of a patriotic parade in San Pedro Sula. Several months later, Canal 6 provided live coverage of the Miss San Pedro Sula pageant.
Canal 6 was also the first channel to install a satellite antenna signal throughout Central America.