15 Jan '11, 2am

Cuba says 'hasta la vista' to CNN en Espanol: HAVANA - CNN'S Spanish language channel will no longer be carried

HAVANA - CNN'S Spanish language channel will no longer be carried by Cuba's sole cable TV provider, an official with the state-run Telecable network told AFP on Friday. CNN en Espanol was available to cable television subscribers in hotels, tourist centres, and the offices of foreign companies. When it suddenly went off the off the air on Jan 6 most people assumed it was due to a technical glitch that would be fixed. But a Telecable official said the cancellation is permanent. 'The company has decided to no longer broadcast CNN on cable television,' a Telecable official told AFP, giving no further details. Viewers hankering for their Cable News Network fix can still watch the 24-hour news channel CNN International, as well as its it sister channel Headline News, both in English. Or they can pay Telecable US$1,500 (S$1,931) a year - three times the cost of a cable TV subscr...

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