Canal 13 Buenos Aires began its transmissions in 1960. The station was licensed to Proartel S.A.,In 1991, after privatisation, Canal 13 went to Arte Radiotelevisivo Argentino S.A., a company popularly known as Artear. Its major shareholder is the company that publishes the daily newspaper “Clarín”. Since then, the station has remained second on ratings in Buenos Aires.
Since 1996 the station works in association with the independent production company Pol-Ka, owned by the actor Adrián Suar, who in 2002 became programming manager of the station.   Canal 13 hosts some of the most popular TV stars and journalists in Argentina.
Canal 13 are broadcast throughout Argentina by other local TV stations.