RT starts broadcasting in Argentina

RT Spanish started broadcasting in Argentina on Thursday, RT said in a statement, posted on its website.

RT Spanish started broadcasting in Argentina on Thursday, RT said in a statement, posted on its website.

RT Spanish is the first foreign TV channel on national television in the Latin America country and will be available for over 80 percent of the country's population of 42 million.

The presidents of Russia and Argentina, Vladimir Putin and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, inaugurated the 24/7 broadcast during a video conference. The agreement to launch RT's Spanish-language channel was reached during the talks between Putin and Kirchner, which took place in July this year.

RT quoted the Russian president as saying "the launch of a Spanish-language Russian channel in Argentina will make Russia much more understandable and will promote the further rapprochement between the peoples of our countries."

"We are really glad to welcome RT Spanish in Television Digital Terrestre (TDA), which is available all over the country," said Argentina's president.

RT Spanish has become the first foreign channel to broadcast within the TDA framework.

RT Spanish, the first Russian channel to broadcast in the third most spoken language in the world, was launched in 2009. RT Spanish operates on more than 600 cable networks in Spain and Latin America.

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