RT Spanish

RT en español
Launched December 28, 2009 (2009-12-28)
Network RT
Owned by (ANO) TV-Novosti
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i (SDTV/letterboxed)
Slogan sepa más
Country Russia
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Sister channel(s) RT
RT Arabic
RT America
RT Documentary
Website actualidad.rt.com
(channel finder)
TDT (Argentina) 25.05 (SD 16:9)
TDA (Venezuela) 25.5
Astra Europa 11509 V 22000
Hispasat Europa 12092 V 27500
Intelsat 21 America 3840 V 27690
Galaxy 23 America 3911 V 14400
CANTV (Venezuela) 75
Entel (Bolivia) 118
DirecTV (Venezuela) 709
ONO Channel 137
Izzi Telecom Channel 710
Movistar+ Channel 119
Cable & Wireless Channel 109
Inter (Venezuelan broadcaster) Channel 75
Claro TV (Nicaragua) Channel 524
Grupo TV Cable Channel 270
Vera TV Channel 6027
NOS (Portuguese media company) Channel 214
Telered Channel 622
ETB (company) Channel 283 (HD)
Telecable Channel 210
Streaming media
actualidad.rt.com On Air

RT Spanish (Spanish: RT en español) is the Spanish language channel of the RT (TV network). RT Spanish was launched in 2009 and is also known as RT Actualidad.

RT Spanish features its own news presenters and programming that differ from the English and Arabic RT channels but also offers translated versions of RT English programming. The channel's focus is on headline news, politics, sports and broadcast specials.[1]

RT Spanish is based in Moscow but has bureaus in Miami, Los Angeles, Madrid, Managua, Caracas, Havana and Buenos Aires.

Currently RT Spanish has a staff of nearly 200 people including 35 foreign journalists from Spain Argentina United States, Chile, Nicaragua and Venezuela. It also has journalists from Russia and Serbia who speak Spanish.


On 15 June 2006 the newspaper "Financial Times" reported that Russia was considering plans to create a channel in Spanish This was officially announced in 2007 and the December 28, 2009 began streaming.


In Spain you can see on TV Orange, Vodafone and Movistar TV +, Telecable, among others. Also, can you tune into satellite and several subscription television companies in Latin America.7 In Vodafone Spain (ex ONO TV) began broadcasting in December 2010.

During Vladimir Putin's visit to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on July 12, 2014 in Buenos Aires, it was announced that the signal would be available at the Open Digital TV for free. The signal entered on the grid on October 10, 2014, becoming the first media produced outside Latin America to enter the state television network in Argentina, as the Telesur channel (which is another international channel that broadcasts in TDA) occurs in Venezuela and is funded in part by the Argentine government and other Latin Americans. RT reaches not only Argentina but also Venezuela, which since 1 December 2014 in the TDA and transmits through the air on DirecTV, which incorporated it to its channel grid.

Since May 2015, RT is transmitted in high definition in Chile through the GTD group. By mid-2015, at the end of March 2016 Ecuador RT enters through Cable TV Group one of the largest operators in the country. RT Spanish was available in more than 900 private television operators in Latin America and Spain. In addition, national channels of Venezuela and Cuba emit a part of the program of the Russian chain.

On June 9, 2016, the Argentine government of Mauricio Macri, through the Federal System and Public Files Media announced the suspension of the signal RT in the TDA. Victoria Vorontsova, director of the Russian channel broadcast said that the Argentine government had approached the United States and would not be surprised that "at that frequency appear CNN rather than a regional channel." The same happened with the signal of Telesur. Hernán Lombardi, head of the Argentine public media, announced a review of the matter. Martin Sabbatella, former head of AFSCA had stated that failure was due to an alignment of the Argentine government with the United States. Finally, he carried out an agreement where the signal TDA remained in Argentina. In addition an exchange of programming projects, and reciprocity agreed to spread the Argentine content in Russia and several co-productions. On July 13, 2016 RT arrival was announced to Mexico through the cable operator Izzi Telecom one of the cable operators pay the largest northern country.

On July 13, 2016 RT arrival was announced to Mexico through the cable operator Izzi Telecom one of the cable operators pay the largest northern country.


Channel programming is made taking into account the time difference between the transmission regions. All news is broadcast during prime time morning or evening in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Mexico, Buenos Aires and Madrid. RT transmissions include daily sports news, feature stories about life in the Russian regions and interviews with personalities of interest.


Latin America is the second most significant area of influence for internet RT (rt.com). In 2013, RT ascended to the ranks of the 100 most watched websites in seven Latin American countries.[2]


  1. Actualidad QUIÉNES SOMOS (Spanish) RT
  2. Sagarra Ángel, Josep María de; Soler Herreros, Chimo "El español en la Federación de Rusia: factor determinante en las relaciones con los países hispanohablantes". En: Iberoamérica, trimestral desde Moscú, n. 2 (2014)
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