Round-the-clock TV news network Russia Today (RT) launched its Spanish channel on Monday, to add to its English and Arabic channels.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Mexican Energy Minister Georgina Kessel, Venezuelan human rights activist Eva Golinger and flamenco bailaora Mercedes Ruiz have already given exclusive interviews in Spanish to the new channel.
The channel has around 200 Spanish-speaking staff, including 35 journalists from Argentina, Spain, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, the United States, and Bolivia.
"We have no doubt that the Spanish-language channel will find its audience, and will be in similar demand to our English and Arab projects," RT chief editor Margarita Simonyan said.
Established in 2005, RT broadcasts in English in over 100 countries. It started broadcasting in Arabic in May 2007.
MOSCOW, December 28 (RIA Novosti)