Sociedade Independente de Comunicação

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SIC Portugal.png
Launched 6 October 1992; 21 years ago (1992-10-06)
Owned by Impresa
Picture format Resolution:
576i (PAL)
Aspect Ratio:
Audience share 19.1% (Week 10 '14, [1])
Slogan "20 anos, crescemos juntos!!" (English: 20 years, we grow together!)
"A SIC mais perto de si." (English: SIC is closer to you.")
Country Portugal
Broadcast area Portugal
Headquarters Carnaxide (Oeiras)
Digital Channel 3
ZON TV Channel 3
MEO Satélite Channel 3
ZON TV Channel 3
Cabovisão Channel 3
MEO Channel 3
Optimus Clix TV Channel 3
Vodafone Tv Net Voz Channel 3

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.

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


The first logotype of SIC, used until 1997.

SIC was the first private television channel to operate in Portugal. In its first years of existence, SIC was owned by a consortium led by Francisco Pinto Balsemão, and backed by Controljornal (now Impresa Jornais, a holding that contains Impresa's newspapers and magazines), Impala Editores, BPI and Rede Globo. SIC was also the first TV channel to acquire huge audiences in just a few years of existence. The most watched programmes in Portugal belong to SIC, which reflect the creativity and sense of innovation of the channel.

SIC became widely known in Europe not only for achieving high viewing figures just three years after launching, but for also being the subject of an Arte documentary, "Cette Télévision est la Vôtre" (directed by Mariana Otero).

Nowadays, SIC has a programming largely based on talk shows, Brazilian soap operas produced by Globo, Portuguese soaps, game shows and sketch shows. Like the other major broadcaster, TVI, SIC airs international TV series such as Criminal Minds, the various CSI series and Entourage always after 1 a.m. SIC also relies largely on Globo productions, due to an exclusivity contract which obligates SIC to broadcast every soap opera produced. In-house productions include occasional reality shows and comedy sketch shows, which include Malucos do Riso, a long-running series with focus on dramatized jokes, and Gato Fedorento.



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
06.00 SIC Notícias (SIC News) - breakfast news show
07.00 Edição da Manhã (Morning Edition) - breakfast news show
08.45 Cartas da Maria Helena - O Dilema" - talk show
10.00 Queridas Manhãs (Dear Mornings) - talk show
13.00 Primeiro Jornal (1:00 pm News) - afternoon newscast
14.30 Senhora do Destino - Brazilian telenovela (soap opera)
15.30 Boa Tarde (Good Afternoon) - talk show
18.35 Sangue Bom - Brazilian telenovela (soap opera)
20.00 Jornal da Noite (Evening News) - SIC's flagship newscast
21.45 Sol de Inverno - Portuguese telenovela (soap opera)
23.00 Amor à Vida - Brazilian telenovela (soap opera)
00.00 A Guerreira - Brazilian telenovela (soap opera)
01.00 various U.S. TV series / movies
03.30 Televendas - infomercials


Saturday Sunday
05.55 Etnias Televendas
06.35 LOL@SIC - kids block
08.40 Disney Kids - Disney block
10.15 Dragões - O Esquadrão de Berk (DreamWorks Dragons) - kids show
11.20 Agentes de S.H.I.E.L.D. Os Aliados
12.15 SOS Animal BBC: Vida Selvagem
13.00 Primeiro Jornal (1st journal) - SIC's flagship newscast
14.00 Alta Definição Portugal em Festa
14.35 Fama Show
15.15 E-Especial
16.00 various movies
18.25 Investigação Criminal: Los Angeles
20.00 Jornal da Noite (Evening News) - SIC's flagship newscast
21.50 Gosto Disto! Factor X
23.30 Os Vídeos Mais Loucos do Guiness
00:30 Blacklist
01:10 Downtown Abbey various movies
02:15 various movies Cenas do Casamento
04.00 Cenas do Casamento Televendas
05.40 Televendas



  • Queridas Manhãs (Dear Mornings)
  • Boa Tarde (Good Afternoon)
  • Episódio Especial (Special Episode)
  • Fama Show (Fame Show)

Family entertainment

Soap operas


TV series


SIC Kids

In 2006, started to broadcast the block "SIC Kids", broadcasting a few hours later the block "Disney Kids" (the featured, and still features, only Disney programming).

Live shows

  • Globos de Ouro (Golden Globes)
  • Parabéns, SIC ("Happy Birthday, SIC", literally "Congratulations"—airs when it's SIC's birthday)


New SIC Porto headquarters

On the day of SIC's 19th anniversary, media group Impresa opened the new headquarters of SIC Porto. It is located in Matosinhos on the site of the old slaughterhouse. In addition to SIC Porto, it also holds newsrooms from other Imprensa publications like Expresso Journal, Visão and Caras magazines, the web portal and company of geolocation and digital content Infoportugal.1


  1. ^ SIC took the nineteenth anniversary to launch new studies at Matosinhos (in portuguese) february 26, 2012

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