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Iran's HispanTV officially launches with Ahmadinejad's "viva España, viva América Latina."

Posted: 03 Feb 2012

BBC News, 31 Jan 2012: "Iran has launched an international-facing Spanish language TV channel. Iran's Fars news agency said that Hispan TV has now officially started broadcasting 24 hours a day. ... Speaking at Hispan TV's launch, [President] Ahmadinejad said he hoped that the channel would become a public discussion forum. In an address broadcast on Press TV, he said that he hoped the channel 'would act as a rendez-vous so that all the justice-seekers and freedom-seekers and all the independent nations and thinkers and scholars and artists... would have the opportunity to engage in dialogue'. He concluded his speech in Spanish, saying 'Viva Espana, viva America Latina', and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sent a message hailing the launch, according to AFP."

IRIB News Agency, 31 Jan 2012: "It is the third specialized channel launched by the IRIB after the Arabic language Al-Alam television network and the 24-hour English-language Press TV. The channel broadcasts on Hispasat 1E Europe, frequency: 12265 MHz, vertical polarization, symbol rate: 27500, FEC 5/6; Hispasat 1C Americas, frequency: 12172 MHz, horizontal position, symbol rate: 27500, FEC 3/4." See also Press TV, 31 Jan 2012, with video.

Miami Herald, 31 Jan 2012, Jim Wyss: "The station, which is available on five satellites, the Web and mobile devices, was running programming Tuesday about how U.S. citizens are not in favor of Iran sanctions and what it called Washington’s plots against Syria and Venezuela. Also running was content produced by TeleSur — the Latin American network launched in 2005 with the backing of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez."

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