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12.27 26 Sep 2017


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French state-owned international news broadcaster, France 24, has launched a Spanish language channel.

This is in addition to its French, English and Arabic-language versions.

The new channel will broadcast six hours a day of programmes for Latin America audiences, supplemented by its programs in French.

The channel says its Spanish outlet will provide French perspective on international news, with a large focus on regional issues.

It is based at new offices in Bogota, Colombia.

The French, English and Arabic channels’ major magazines will also be broadcast for Spanish-speaking viewers.

A new Spanish version website of the channel has also been launched.

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The new channel's team comprises 35 journalists and 10 correspondents.

The network will broadcast to 6.5 million homes across 10 countries in Latin and South America.

France 24 says: "The channel will have a multinational editorial team based in Latin America, supported by a large network of correspondents across the continent.

"The editorial team will work closely with a based team Paris, which will be responsible for French and international content, and will benefit from the expertise of RFI’s Spanish editorial team, which is a real asset in this project."

France 24, which broadcasts on five continents, is available to Irish viewers on several platforms.

It says its three channels have a combined weekly viewership of 50 million viewers.


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