Friday, February 10, 2012

Iran Launches Spanish-Language TV Channel

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has officially launched a Spanish-language satellite TV channel, saying it will be “a means for better ties between the people and governments of Iran and Spanish-speaking nations.” Hispan TV will broadcast news, documentaries, movies and Iranian films 24 hours a day. The channel had been on the air on a trial basis since October with a 16-hour daily program, The Guardian reported. Ahmadinejad also said during a ceremony in Tehran marking the launch: “The new channel will limit the ground for supremacy of dominance seekers,” an obvious reference to the United States and the West. He ended his speech in Spanish: “Vive America Latina!”...more

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