The Constitution of the Republic establishes the existence of a National Television Council, autonomous, with legal personality, responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of television services. In its capacity as an autonomous body, the Council does not depend on any government authority and is related to the President of the Republic through the Ministry General Secretariat of Government.
The Council consists of eleven members. One of these, its President, is freely appointed by the President of the Republic and remain in office until 30 days after the cessation of office of the president who appointed him.
The other ten Directors are appointed by the President of the Republic with the Senate. By legal mandate, the Head of State must make careful that the Council proposal is integrated in a pluralist.
Directors must be persons of relevant personal and professional merits appreciation that corresponds to both the President and the Senate. Last eight years in office and are renewed by half every four years.
The Council has a Vice President and a General Secretary, who are elected or removed with the affirmative vote of seven Directors in office. The first subrogates the President in case of absence or impediment of the latter and the second is the minister of faith of the actions of the Council.