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Type Cable television network
Country  Iran
Availability Worldwide
Slogan Nexo Latino
(Latino Connection)
Owner Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting[1]
Key people
Ezzatollah Zarghami, Director-General
Launch date
December 21, 2011
Picture format
NTSC 480i (SDTV)
Sister channels
IRINN, Al-Alam News Network, Press TV, iFilm
Official website
hispantv.com and hispantv.ir
Language Spanish[1]
Website hispantv.com and hispantv.ir
3803 / 27500 / 3/4 H
Galaxy 19
North America
12028 /21991 / 3/4 H

HispanTV (Spanish: [ispanˈteβe, ihpanˈteβe], Persian (patterned from Spanish pronunciation): [ispanˈtebe, ispanˈteve], Persian alphabet: هیسپان‌تی‌وی) is a Spanish language news channel operated by IRIB, Iran's state-owned public broadcasting corporation. It began broadcasting in December 2011.[2] This is the very first Spanish-language TV network in the Middle East.

HispanTV's programming has been distributed in Venezuela, Spain, Argentina, Cuba and other countries worldwide and is intended to reinforce ties between Iran and Latin American states such as Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico as well as to counter what the Iranian government sees as unfair coverage in Western media. The channel is similar to Press TV, an English language news channel and Al-Alam an Arabic satellite TV station also owned by the Iranian state, which claim to provide "accurate and unbiased coverage of the world and the Middle East events as they unfold."[3]

In July 2013, HispanTV and other Iranian channels have been removed from several European and American satellites, allegedly because of the Iran sanctions, even though an EU spokesman said that these sanctions do not apply to media.[4]


The primary goal of HispanTV is to provide a complete platform of multimedia service to the Spanish speaking peoples of Latin America, Latin-American citizens of Iranian origin, Hispanic and Latino Americans of the United States, Muslim minorities of Hispanophone world, and Spanish-speaking foreign residents in Iran, offering an opportunity for cultural exchange through television and web broadcasts.[5]

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