For the first time in Argentina, a foreign network is broadcasting via free-to-air (FTA) TV nationwide. Starting this week, Russia's RT Spanish will be available for 80% of the population through the DTT network.
The presidents of Russia and Argentina, Vladimir Putin and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, launched the 24/7 broadcast during a video conference.
Putin said he was sure that “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.”
Kirchner added: “We are really glad to welcome RT Spanish in Television Digital Terrestre (TDA), which is available all over the country."
RT Spanish has become the first foreign channel to broadcast within the framework of Argentina's digital TV, TDA, through which the DTT network is being deployed in the country.
The channel was launched in 2009 and is now operating on more than 600 cable networks in Spain and Latin America.