Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the mid-south of the Caribbean Sea, about 29 kilometres north of the Venezuelan peninsula of Paraguaná and 80 kilometres northwest of Curaçao. It measures 32 kilometres long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres across at its widest point. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, these and the other three Dutch substantial islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean, of which Aruba has about ¹⁄₃ of the population.
Telearuba is a television station that broadcasts on NTSC channel 13 in Aruba with an effective radiated power of 3,456 watts. The station was founded on 29 September 1963 on channel to offer local programming. Instrumental in the creation was the role of the Bartell Group, a United States-based set of radio and television stations, as the government of the Netherlands Antilles joined with the Bartell Group to form the Netherlands Antilles Television & Electronic Company.
The new station received interference from a local Venevisión affiliate in Venezuela, also on channel 12, and was given permission to move to channel 13 later on. The station also received some technical assistance from TeleCuraçao (PJC-TV), which had also set up a relay transmitter in Aruba. The station converted to colour broadcasts in 1973.