RCTV International (formerly known as Coral Pictures or Coral International) is a subsidiary of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV). It was formed in Miami, Florida in 1982 as Coral Pictures to be the international distributor of RCTV's productions.
RCTV moved to cable in 2007 after the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez refused to renew its terrestrial licence. In 2010, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had taken six cable television channels off the air, including RCTV International, for breaking a law on transmitting government material. The government had urged cable services to drop channels ignoring the rules.