The Vietnam News Agency Television Channel (VNews) will launch weekly news broadcasts in French and Spanish as of Jan. 8.

Broadcast on Sundays, the French and Spanish bulletins will cover outstanding events in the week, Vietnamese cultural highlights and activities of the French and Spanish communities in Vietnam.

Started operating in August 2010, VNews is the first channel specialising only in news provision in Vietnam, broadcasting 24 hours a day.

After nearly one year of operation, the channel launched news in English and Chinese.

The channel’s coverage has reached 63 cities and provinces nationwide via digital satellite and nearly 40 cities and provinces via cable television network.

VNews programmes could be also watched online via the Internet and on mobile phones./.