Euronews adds DTT partners in Spain
January 18, 2013 09.26 Europe/London By Robert Briel
euronewsEuronews has signed deals with two TV channels in Spain in order to secure part-time terrestrial dustribution.
The agreements are made with two regional TV stations Aragón TV (ATV) in Aragon and 7RM in Murcia to distribute its signal and content to almost 1 million homes combined. With the deal, the recently created Euronews Network is also expanding with ATV as a new member, the first Spanish partner of the network.
ATV has started broadcasting Euronews from 9.45am to 11.30am from Monday to Friday and from 7.30am to 10.00am at weekends. Besides broadcasting Euronews programming, as a member of the Euronews Network, ATV has also access to a wide selection of services and close operational cooperation such as the use of Euronews-edited news pieces and magazines, the direct connection with Euronews’ newsroom and its permanent and special correspondents benefiting from Euronews editorial bureau with 400 journalists from 25 different nationalities.
ATV is a public regional TV station featuring general programming that currently reaches almost 500,000 DTT homes with an average share audience of 11.3%, one of the highest audience ratings within the Spanish regional TV stations.
7RM, the regional TV channel of Murcia, broadcasts Euronews live nine hours a day: from 6.00am to 12.00noon and from 4.00pm to 7.00 pm.
Half a million homes in Murcia can now watch Euronews live on 7RM. with news bulletins updated every 30 minutes and up to 40 exclusive magazines and reports.