France will launch a Spanish version of its international news channel France 24 for Latin America


The French government will launch in 2017 the Spanish version of its international news channel France 24, which will be available for all Latin America. This was announced by the National President Francois Hollande and the President of France Medias Monde (FMM) state conglomerate, Marie-Christine Saragosse.


“All other international channels have a version in Spanish. It was time that France had one too because it has a large capital of sympathy in this region of the world”, Saragosse told reporters during their presentation in Argentina.


The channel will produce its own content from its two bases, one in Latin America (the city and country were not specified) and another in Paris, the French capital. The project was designed in 2013, according to what was reported at the time by local newspaper Les Echos, but was then rejected for budgetary reasons.


France 24 channel will be ten years old in December 2016 and has, in addition to its francophone version, one in English and one in Arabic. The FMM holding also controls Radio France Internationale (RFN) and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya (RMC).