RT Spanish joins Argentina's national TV grid
Editor The Russia Today (RT) global international news network is set to become the first foreign channel to start broadcast in Argentina.

RT Spanish will be available 24/7 to more than 80% of Argentina's population, alongside the country's state channels, within the framework of Television Digital Abierta (TDA), a government initiative aimed at developing digital television in the country.

The broadcasting deal became possible thanks to an agreement on mass communications co-operation that was signed at the end of recent Russian-Argentine talks.

RT Spanish director Victoria Vorontsova said that being included in the national television network of Argentina was as an honour. She added: "We are grateful for such a high assessment of the channel in Latin America. We hope to continue to engage our viewers, and to grow our audience in the region."

The core platform already broadcasts in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, DC, and is available to 644 million viewers worldwide. It was the first TV news channel in history to cross the billion views mark on YouTube. It was also the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hour broadcast, and is the only Russian TV channel to garner two Emmy Award nominations in the News category.