Spain's Movistar welcomes Russia Today
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 30 April 2015
Telefónica's pay-TV platform in Spain, Movistar TV, has announced it's to add Russia Today (RT) en Español to its programming, a channel which was previously available, in both English and Spanish, only through Canal+.
RT en Español will target nearly two million more subs across Spain, more than Canal+'s 1.6 million which will soon be under the same operator, when Movistar TV's completes the recently approved buyout of Canal+.
Russia Today's Spanish-language has been on air since December 2009, and is currently widely available across the Spanish-speaking community in Europe and Latin America, where it's available on over 600 cable and satellite networks.
In addition to Spain, RT recently launched in Argentina through the free-to-air (FTA) DTT network, Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA), the first foreign channel to broadcast within TDA's framework.
By the end of last year, RT was also added to Colombia's cable operator federation (FESCOM), thus making the channel available through over 200 community operators in the country.
In Venezuela, it has a strong presence through cable (Inter, Supercable, Cablevisión) and satellite (DIRECTV, Cantv DTH), and is also available on the DTT network.