Iran opens new spanish TV channel
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 22 / Trend, S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iranian TV has opened a new TV channel in spanish language "Hispan TV", Head of IRIB World Service Mohammad Sarafraz said, Mehr reported.
"The channel will be broadcasting 24/7, however so far it will only be live for 16 hours per day," Sarafraz added.
The audience of the newly opened channel calculated to about 800 mln of viewers.
"The U.S. has around 50 mln of spanish talking viewers, 600 mln more in Latin America countries, and some 200 mln in Brazil, the total audience of the channel is estimated at 800 mln of viewers," Sarafraz noted.
The channel will broadcast news, documentary programs, Iranian films, history related programs. All the broadcasting will be in spanish language.
Sarafraz underscored, that since the U.S. and Western media tend to spread wrong facts about Iran Middle East, and Islamic countries, there was a need for opening such channel. He added, that "Hispan TV" is an effecive step towards fighting the arrogant western media.
Reportedly, "Hispan TV" staff will soon have their own building in Iran's capital of Tehran.
Iran broadcasts daily news for 1-2 hours in 24 languages. The languages include English, Russian, Turkish, German, Arabic and Italian. Aside from that, such channels as "Al-Alam" and "Press TV" work 24 hours a day, broadcasting in Arabic and English.