About IB3 TV

IB3, or Televisió de les Illes Balears, is the public television channel of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It transmits primarily in Catalan, focusing on local news, culture, and entertainment for the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera.

IB3 TV's main and distinctive content primarily revolves around two key aspects:

1. Focus on the Balearic Islands:

  • Local News and Current Affairs: IB3 prioritizes in-depth coverage of news and events happening within the Balearic Islands, offering viewers a local perspective beyond national headlines. This includes reports on politics, economy, environment, culture, and social issues specific to the islands.
  • Cultural Programming: The channel dedicates significant airtime to showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Balearic Islands. This includes documentaries and programs exploring the history, traditions, music, language, and art of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera.
  • Entertainment and Regional Shows: IB3 produces original entertainment programs featuring local talents, comedians, musicians, and actors. They also air regional sports events and competitions, further connecting with the island communities.

2. Catalan Language:

  • Predominant Use of Catalan: Unlike most Spanish television channels that primarily broadcast in Spanish, IB3 uses Catalan as its main language. This commitment to the local language helps preserve and promote Catalan culture and identity within the Balearic Islands.
  • Original Productions in Catalan: The channel invests in producing original documentaries, series, and children's shows, enriching the language's media landscape and offering viewers content unavailable elsewhere.

These two aspects combine to make IB3 TV stand out from other Spanish channels. It is a vital platform for Balearic islanders to stay informed about local happenings, celebrate their unique culture, and hear their voices expressed in their language.

Beyond these main points, IB3 also distinguishes itself through:

  • Focus on Environmental Issues: The channel dedicates programming to raising awareness about environmental challenges and sustainability efforts in the Balearic Islands.
  • Collaboration with Regional Partners: IB3 collaborates with other regional broadcasters in Spain through FORTA, sharing content and promoting an exchange of ideas.

IB3 TV thrives on being the "voice of the Balearic Islands," offering a distinctive blend of local news, cultural programming, entertainment, and a strong commitment to the Catalan language. It serves as a vital link connecting islanders and showcasing their unique identity to the world.

History and Background:

  • Founded: 2005
  • Owned by: Ens Públic de Radiotelevisió de les Illes Balears and Federación de Organismos de Radio y Televisión Autonómicos (FORTA)
  • Headquarters: Calvià, Mallorca


  • Language: Primarily Catalan, with some Spanish content (mainly movies and series) until 2006.
  • Focus: News, documentaries, cultural programs, children's shows, entertainment, and regional sports.
  • Current Shows: "Memòria Negra," "IB3 Notícies Vespre," "El Temps Vespre," "Jo En Sé + Que Tu," "Agafa'm Si Pots," "Balears Salvatge," "Això És Mel," and more.


  • Live Stream: Available online at https://ib3.org/directe
  • Broadcasting: Over digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the Balearic Islands

Additional Points:

  • IB3 plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting the Balearic Islands' cultural identity and language.
  • It produces original regional documentaries and series, offering viewers a unique perspective on life in the islands.
  • The channel also collaborates with other regional broadcasters in Spain through FORTA.

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