CNN en Español

CNN en Español (stylized as CN͠N) is a Pan-American Spanish-language news channel, owned by WarnerMedia. It was launched on pay television, on 17 March 1997.

CNN en Español
CNN en Español.svg
CountryUnited States
Puerto Rico
Broadcast areaLatin America (except Cuba) and United States
HeadquartersCNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 4:3 480i for the SDTV feed)
(WarnerMedia News & Sports)
Sister channelsCNN
CNN International
CNN Chile
CNN Brazil
CNN Turk
Launched19 March 1997; 24 years ago (1997-03-19)
Channel 30
Tigo Star
Channel 70
Available on most cable systemsChannel slots vary on each operator
Dish Network (United States)Channel 849 (SD)
DirecTV (United States)Channel 419 (SD)
DirecTV (Latin America)Channel 704 (SD)
Verizon FiOSChannel 1540 (SD)
AT&T U-verseChannel 3110 (SD)
Google FiberChannel 462 (SD)
Streaming media
AT&T TVChannel 419
Hulu + Live TVInternet Protocol television


CNN en Español before 1997Edit

In 1988, CNN began producing news in Spanish with Noticiero CNN, aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States and Latin America.

In 1992, CNN International started the Noticiero CNN Internacional, the first in Spanish on that channel. Other programs in Spanish were Las Noticias and Noticias México, all of them presented by the Colombian Patricia Janiot and the Uruguayan Jorge Gestoso, and with the direction of Rolando Santos. The following year, CNN Radio en Español was launched.

Launch (1997)Edit

On March 17, 1997, CNN en Español began broadcasting 24 hours a day. In addition, the chain's production centers begin to operate in Buenos Aires and Havana. The correspondent in the Cuban capital was the first office of a US organization on the island.

2010 changeEdit

In 2010, the CNN debuted a new logo, with a new programming lineup.


CNN en Español is available throughout Hispanic America (except Cuba), and the United States.[1] In Canada, a number of the network's shows are simulcast on Univision Canada.[2] In Venezuela, the channel is available via live-streaming on YouTube and its official website since 2017.

On 15 February 2017, Venezuela's National Commission of Telecommunications blocked CNN en Español from any national TV provider, saying a report from the network regarding passport fraud was "[a threat to] the peace and democratic stability" of the nation.[3] Conatel additionally blocked sister network CNN International and BBC World News on 30 April 2019 during an uprising attempt.


Live coverageEdit

CNN en Español provides live coverage of some news events, and since 2016, has carried the Spanish-language audio (though the video remains the regular English presentation) for Major League Baseball postseason games carried by sister network TBS only in the United States.[4] CNN en Español features newscasts throughout the day.

Mexico programmingEdit

In March 1999, CNN en Español launched an independent feed for Mexico. This exclusive signal of CNN en Español airs Noticias Mexico, a primetime newscast dedicated to covering important local, domestic and international events of special significance to Mexican viewers. CNN en Español’s Mexico feed also features InfoCinta CNN, an electronic ticker located at the bottom of the screen containing news headlines, sports, financial and weather information.[5]

CNN en Español newsroom/studio in Atlanta, GA.
Chilean TV 2005 presidential debate on CNN en Español (Santiago, Chile).
CNN En Español Radio Offices in Atlanta.


Senior Vice PresidentEdit



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "CNN". Sirius XM. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Introducing over 100 new channels made for any occasion" (PDF). Sirius XM. May 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Almasy, Steve (February 15, 2017). "CNN en Español kicked off air in Venezuela". CNN. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ken Fang on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "CNN en Español". Retrieved March 4, 2019.

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