TV Cultura is a free Brazilian television network headquartered in São Paulo and a part of Fundação Padre Anchieta. It focuses on educational and cultural subjects but also has sports as entertainment options.
According to research by the BBC and the British institute Populus, published in 2015, TV Cultura is the second highest quality channel in the world, behind only BBC One.
TV Cultura was founded in 1960 by Diários Associados and Rede de Emissoras Associates, who also owned TV Tupi. In 1968, the São Paulo State Government bought TV Cultura from Associates and subsequently donated the channel to Fundação Padre Anchieta ("Father Anchieta Foundation") in 1969.
It is a public TV Station with an Educational and Cultural agenda and receives public investments by the government of São Paulo's state and it claims to have intellectual, political, and administrative independence not only for TV Cultura but also its two affiliated radio broadcasting channels, Rádio Cultura AM and Rádio Cultura FM.