Caracol Television is a television network in Columbia. The network is privately owned by the Santo Domingo Group. Caracol Television was first established in 1954, and later spun off from Caracol Radio in 1967. Caracol shows are broadcast throughout the nation of Columbia, as well as the United States.
Shows that air on the Caracol Television network range from reality shows and game shows to comedy and drama series, anime series and news programs. Caracol Television also broadcasts and produces a number of telenovelas including Amantes del desierto, El Cartel de los Sapos and La bella Ceci y el imprudente.
American television shows such as 24, The Simpsons, Futurama, White Collar, Magnum P.I. and Smallville have been aired on Caracol Television. Sliders and Inspector Rex, along with numerous anime and animated series have also been aired on the network. Caracol Television has also aired well known animated series Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and Powerpuff Girls.
Caracol Television also has a cable television channel, Caracol TV Internacional. This channel is geared toward Columbians when traveling or living abroad. It primarily airs old television series and telenovelas that have aired on Caracol Television. The cable channel launched in December 2002 and is available in the United States, Columbia, France, Spain, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as other South and Central American countries.