|Type||Cable television network|
|Owner||Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting|
|Ezzatollah Zarghami, Director-General|
|December 21, 2011|
|NTSC 480i (SDTV)|
|IRINN, Al-Alam News Network, Press TV, iFilm|
|hispantv.com and hispantv.ir|
|Website||hispantv.com and hispantv.ir|
|3803 / 27500 / 3/4 H|
|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. 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."
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.
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.
- "Hispan TV comenzará a retransmitir el miércoles". hispantv.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
- "Irán se escuchará en español con el canal Hispan TV". www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
- "QUÉ ES HISPANTV". www.hispantv.com. Retrieved 2011-10-31.