CNN en Español

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CNN en Español
CNN en Español.svg
CountryUnited States
Puerto Rico
Broadcast areaUnited States
Latin America (except Cuba)
HeadquartersCNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
(downscaled to 480i/576i for the SD feed)
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentCNN Global
Sister channelsCNN
CNN International
CNN Chile
CNN Brazil
CNN Türk
CNN Portugal
Launched19 March 1997; 25 years ago (1997-03-19)
Channel 30
Tigo Star
Channel 70
Streaming media
DirecTVChannel 419
(United States)
Channel 704
(Latin America)
Hulu + Live TVInternet Protocol television

CNN en Español is a Pan-American Spanish-language news channel, owned by CNN Global, a news division for Warner Bros. Discovery. It was launched on pay television, on 17 March 1997.


CNN en Español before 1997[edit]

In 1988, CNN began producing news in Spanish with Noticiero CNN, aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States and Latin America.

In 1992, CNN International started the Noticiero CNN Internacional, the first in Spanish on that channel. Other programs in Spanish were Las Noticias and Noticias México, all of them presented by the Colombian Patricia Janiot and the Uruguayan Jorge Gestoso, and with the direction of Rolando Santos. The following year, CNN en Español Radio was launched.

Launch (1997)[edit]

On March 17, 1997, CNN en Español began broadcasting 24 hours a day. In addition, the chain's production centers begin to operate in Buenos Aires and Havana. The correspondent in the Cuban capital was the first office of a US organization on the island.

2010 change[edit]

In 2010, CNN en Español debuted a new logo, with a new programming lineup.


On 14 February 2022, CNN en Español started broadcasts in 16:9.


CNN en Español is available throughout Hispanic America, and the United States.[1] In Canada, a number of the network's shows are simulcast on Univision Canada.[2] In Venezuela, the channel is available via live-streaming on YouTube and its official website since 2017.

On 15 February 2017, Venezuela's National Commission of Telecommunications blocked CNN en Español from any national TV provider, saying a report from the network regarding passport fraud was "a threat to the peace and democratic stability" of the nation.[3] Conatel additionally blocked sister network CNN International and BBC World News on 30 April 2019 during an uprising attempt.


Live coverage[edit]

CNN en Español provides live coverage of some news events, and since 2016, has carried the Spanish-language audio (though the video remains the regular English presentation) for Major League Baseball postseason games carried by sister network TBS only in the United States and Latin America.[4] CNN en Español features newscasts throughout the day.[5]

CNN en Español newsroom/studio in Atlanta, GA.
Chilean TV 2005 presidential debate on CNN en Español (Santiago, Chile).
CNN En Español Radio Offices in Atlanta.


Senior Vice President[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CNN". Sirius XM. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Introducing over 100 new channels made for any occasion" (PDF). Sirius XM. May 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Almasy, Steve (February 15, 2017). "CNN en Español kicked off air in Venezuela". CNN. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ken Fang on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "CNN en Español". 7 November 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2019.

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