Chile channels swap shows

World Brief

Terrestrial channels owned by the newly formed Claxon Interactive Group in Chile and Argentina have begun to swap programming.

In the first of what is expected to be an increasing number of trades, ChileVision swapped a program on UFOs in exchange for documentaries by Argentinean production house Cuatro Cabezas.

The benefit for ChileVision is already being felt in ratings. Many of the docs involve Chilean subjects or crimes committed by former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Censorship in Chile has long limited the ability of local stations to produce such material.

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