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French international news channel France 24 will launch a Spanish version in September 2017 for viewers in Latin America.
Owned by France Médias Monde, France 24 is already broadcasting in three languages; French, English and Arabic. The Spanish feed will be made of 6 broadcast hours, two in the morning, four in the evening, and aims to bring a French view on international issues as well as on Latin American ones.
The channel will open an office in Bogota for a multinational team of 28 people to deal with all issues from the continent, along with the help of a network of contributors. This local team will work closely with Paris and a team dedicated to the new language version and with the Spanish version of radio station RFI – another subsidiary of France Médias Monde.
The launch of this language version will be backed by the distribution partnerships France 24 has already signed to carry its French and English TV versions across Latin America, and by the 411 radio stations RFI in Spanish already works within the region. France 24 in Spanish will also extend to digital platforms, from the channel website to mobile apps and social networks.