HispanTV

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HispanTV
TypePay television
Country
AvailabilityWorldwide
SloganNexo Latino
(Latino Connection)
OwnerIslamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting[1]
Key people
Ali Ejarehdar (General Director)
Launch date
21 December 2011
Picture format
HDTV
Sister channels
IRINN, Al-Alam News Network, Press TV, iFilm
Official website
hispantv.com and hispantv.ir
LanguageSpanish[1]
Websitehispantv.com and hispantv.ir
Availability
Terrestrial
UHF (Puerto Rico)Channel 33.1 (Fajardo; WRUA)
Channel 18.2 (Naranjito; WECN)
Satellite
Eutelsat 3.1ºE11498 H 11852
NSS-806
Americas
3803 / 27500 / 3/4 H
Intelsat 21 58ºW3840 H 27690
Hispasat 1D-1E 30ºW12092 H 27500
Galaxy 19
North America
12028 /21991 / 3/4 H
CANTV (Venezuela)Channel 306
Inter (Venezuela)Channel 340
Cable
Verizon FiosChannel 1509
Time Warner CableChannel 228
Cable & Wireless (Panama)Channel 518
TCC (Uruguay)Channel 45
Personal TV (Paraguay)Channel 340

HispanTV is an Iranian Spanish language news channel operated by IRIB, Iran's state-owned public broadcasting corporation. It began broadcasting in December 2011.[2]

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, Nicaragua, 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]

HispanTV has foreign journalists from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia, Spain, and Venezuela. It also has journalists from Iran who speak Spanish.

Goals[edit]

The primary goal of HispanTV is to provide a complete platform of multimedia services to Hispanophone Latin America, Latin-American citizens of Iranian descent, Hispanics of the United States, Muslim minorities of the Hispanophone world, and Spanish-speaking foreign residents in Iran, offering an opportunity for cultural exchange through television and web broadcasts.[4]

TV programs[edit]

  • Irán
  • Enfoque
  • Detrás de la razón
  • El color del dinero
  • Irán hoy
  • Diálogo abierto
  • La gran historia
  • Cine a contracorriente
  • Fort Apache
  • ¿Qué opinas?
  • Continentes
  • Más que deporte
  • Dossier de Oriente Medio
  • Más allá de la imagen
  • Epílogo
  • Al-Ándalus
  • Al natural
  • Cara a cara
  • A la calle
  • Punto de mira
  • Guayoyo
  • Panorama
  • Entre líneas
  • El encuentro
  • Raíces
  • Nuevos musulmanes
  • Casa latina, comida iraní
  • Recorridos urbanos
  • Mi viaje al Islam

International Reporters[edit]

Pablo Iglesias Turrión, host of HispanTV program Fort Apache.
  • Argentina Sebastián Salgado
  • Austria Raquel González
  • Bolivia Andrés Sal-lari
  • Brazil Rony Curvelo
  • Chile Alejandro Kirk
  • Chile Karin Molfinqueo
  • Colombia Álvaro Altamiranda
  • Costa Rica Mauricio Inostroza
  • Ecuador Robinson Robles
  • El Salvador Vladimir Chamorro
  • France Juan José Dorado
  • Guatemala Héctor Chinchilla
  • Guatemala Miguel Salay
  • Honduras Gerardo Torres
  • Iran Samaneh Kachui
  • Iran Maryam Saeedi
  • Iran Ali Gudarzi
  • Mexico Arturo Calvillo
  • Nicaragua Jimmy Sánchez
  • Nicaragua Álvaro Navarro
  • Nicaragua Moises Mercado
  • Panama Sara Morales Gallego
  • Paraguay Juan Cáceres Troche
  • Peru Francisco Zacarías
  • Peru Jorge de la Quintana
  • Puerto Rico Carlos Rubén Rodríguez
  • Russia Cristian Eloy Torres
  • Spain Rafael González
  • Spain Eduardo Lopez Jamar
  • Spain Oriol Puig
  • Syria Bashar Barazi
  • Uruguay María Eugenia Rodríguez
  • United States Marcelo Sánchez
  • Turkey Lluís Miquel Hurtado
  • Venezuela Marcos Salgado

Controversy[edit]

Sanctions[edit]

In July 2013, HispanTV and other Iranian channels were 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.[5] HispanTV is no longer aired in Spain as Spain is a member of the EU and HispanTV now exclusively broadcasts in Hispanic America. HispanTV "tried to bypass sanctions by providing live feeds of its networks through YouTube".[6] HispanTV's Youtube channel has now been blocked due to pressure to Google by the ADL.[7]

Antisemitism allegations[edit]

The Anti-Defamation League has stated that "HispanTV regularly broadcasts anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist conspiracy theories" and that Iran's "influence in Latin America has been a strong feature of the Iranian government’s foreign policy in the last decade, and HispanTV serves as a platform to spread Tehran’s conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism".[6]

According to the Antisemitism in Venezuela 2013 report by the Venezuelan Confederation of Israelite Associations (CAIV) which focuses on the issue of antisemitism in Venezuela, "distorted news, omissions and false accusations" of Israel originate from Iranian media in Latin America, especially from HispanTV. Such "distorted news" is then repeated by the Russia's RT News and Cuba's Prensa Latina, and Venezuela’s state media, including SIBCI, AVN, TeleSUR, Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Alba TV, La Radio del Sur, Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV), YVKE Mundial, Correo del Orinoco and Ciudad CCS.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2012-01-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Hispan TV comenzará a retransmitir el miércoles". hispantv.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-17.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Irán se escuchará en español con el canal Hispan TV". www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  4. ^ "QUÉ ES HISPANTV". www.hispantv.com. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-07-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b "Iran's Hispan TV Follows Press TV's Footsteps With Live Stream On YouTube". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  7. ^ HispanTV. ""Lobby sionista" busca el bloqueo de HispanTV en Youtube". HISPANTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  8. ^ "Antisemitisim in Venezuela 2013". Venezuelan Confederation of Israelite Associations. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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