26 April 2006
BBC Mundo and Latinoamérica TV have reached an Agreement to provide Headlines
and International News to the Hispanic Community in the United States.
BBC Mundo, the BBC’s radio and internet service in Spanish, will for the first time provide news
content on television thanks to a new agreement with leading Latin American TV channel
The prestigious English network chose the newscast “Latinoamérica noticias” to launch their brand for
the first time in the Spanish speaking television. The fact that Latinoaméricana Televisión has been
launched in the U.S. for only three months proves the quality of its programming content.
BBC Mundo’s news and information site bbcmundo,com will provide the world events in a news ticker
to feature on all “Latinoamérica Noticias” programs providing viewers with last minute information
which will include entertainment, economy, science and technology,
Carlos Villalobos, Business Development Executive for BBC Mundo, said: “I am very excited by this
latest development as it is the first time that we have entered into the television arena. It
complements the BBC’s already good presence in Latin America through its extensive network of
partner stations and, of course, bbcmundo.com I’m looking forward to this new venture opening the
door in Latin America for more audiovisual content from the BBC in Spanish"
Valentín Rodríguez Bausero, Director of LTV Journalism added “Latinoamérica Noticias has been on
air in its current form only 3 months and this agreement consolidates our bid to offer a product which
combines the local viewpoint with the global perspective."
President of LTV, Atanasio Aguirre said "We very much value this agreement, as we are partnering
with a global force for responsible journalism which reaffirms our mission and encourages us to keep
Latinoamérica Televisión is distributed by Alterna'TV, one of the largest channel distributors of Latin
American television in the United States.
Note to Editors:
BBC Spanish American Service is rebroadcast by over 300 stations to almost 6 million people in Latin America
featuring the interactive radio and online show BBC Mundo Hoy. Its website bbcmundo.com is updated 24
hours a day, seven days a week and provides a wide range of information, including international news and
current affairs, world economy, science, technology, arts, entertainment, chat forums, and the opportunity to learn
English. It registers more than 20 million unique hits and 300 million pages impressions per month.
For more information contact:
Christine George, Assistant International Publicist, BBC World Service
+44(0) 207557 1142 email@example.com
Latinoamérica Televisión began broadcasting on the 10 January 2006 to a great number of homes via DirecTV
Para Todos in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Its programming includes content from some of the
most prestigious media companies on the continent, including Canal 13 in Chile, Globo network in Brazil, Canal
12 in Uruguay and Canal 4 Telefuturo in Paraguay.
For more information: www.latele.tv or call + 5982 208 3363 ext. 214 – firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTERNA’TV distributes in the U.S. Spanish language channels that have been carefully selected as the leaders
in their country of origin, such as: ONCE MEXICO, MEXICO 22, ECUAVISA INTERNACIONAL, NDTV THE
DOMINICAN CHANNEL, CB TELEVISION MICHOACAN, LATINOAMERICA TELEVISION, MEXICANAL, AYM
SPORTS and MI CINE. The ALTERNA'TV channels offer programming in different genres that include
documentaries, art and culture, news, music, children's programming, cooking, and entertainment in general.
Please visit our website at www.alternatv.com.mx to learn more about ALTERNA’TV.
Sales contact: Mark Henderson, Castalia Communications + (770) 396-7850 in the USA.
Contact: Maricela Hernández email@example.com
Alterna’TV +52 (55) 2629-5820 in México. / U.S. Toll free 1 877 728 63 91 ext. 820