"30 minuts" has been airing in prime time on TV3, the Catalan public television station, for over 30 years. In a little over two decades, it has won practically all the top Spanish and European awards for its quality journalism and has steadily drawn large audiences.
"30 minuts" broadcasts social, political and human interest stories with special emphasis on personal accounts and on topics currently in the news. Its reporters have covered stories from major international conflicts such as those in the Balkans and the Middle East to natural disasters that have occurred around the world. Its reports range from the stories of ordinary people struggling in the poorer areas of Catalonia to historical documentaries that have had an impact on public opinion. Its 30-minute format covers controversial issues in a direct style and features frank interviews with major players.