The Telesur TV channel is based in Venezuela, South America and provides general programming in both Spanish and Portuguese. It broadcasts from Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, to Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Uruguay. You can enjoy these programmes via Eutelsat Hotbird satellite in most European countries.
Telesur was founded on July 24, 2005, which is the anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar, under the guidance of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The channel is widely considered to be emblematic of the information seen by the people of Latin America and disseminates the ideas and debates that stimulate viewers in this part of the world. It is owned by the capitals of Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, Uruguay, Bolivia and Brazil which create and provide the programmes as well as the technology to broadcast them throughout each country.
On this channel, viewers can watch numerous news programmes from Latin America, including the popular magazine show Noticias desde el Sur on which local journalists appear or Vision 7 International, a weekly programme from Argentina which covers the all latest events in international politics. If you would like to know which issues are currently affecting Mexican life, you can watch Este Lado which deals with debates and opinions regarding the country bordering the United States of America. To explore the unique culture and daily life of Uruguay, try Tanque Medio, a documentary programme that will allow you to better understand one of the smallest countries in South America.