Deutsche Welle (DW) will be expanding its Spanish television service for Latin America from two to 20 hours daily, starting February 6, 2012.

At a press conference in Berlin on January 31, Deutsche Welle Director General Erik Bettermann said the new lineup for viewers between Mexico and Tierra del Fuego is part of a comprehensive reform process designed to reposition Germany's international broadcaster.

"These changes highlight a milestone for representing Germany better around the world," said Bettermann.

"The key to success lies with our partners in Latin America," said Bettermann. Around 850 partners throughout the region have included DW programming in their lineups so far — and negotiations with other partners are currently under way.

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