Russian TV channels start broadcasting in Latin America

by Andy Sennitt

TV viewers living in Latin America can now watch Russian channels, particularly, RTR-Planeta. VGTRK, which runs such TV channels as Rossiya, Vesti, RTR-Planeta and Kultura, has become the first Russian company of this kind on the South-American TV market.

RTR-Planeta is already broadcast by Cable Onda operator in Panama, while news channel Vesti is supposed to be launched in Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Brazil a few weeks later.

In spring 2009 Inter Russia TV channel based in Panama started broadcasting in Latin America. The mission of the channel is to inform about life in Russia and the world.