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DW (Español) is the regional version of official German TV Deutsche Welle for the Americas. The program orients itself towards news and information and was relaunched on 6 February 2012. The program is broadcast via cable and satellite and produced in Berlin. DW-TV began as RIAS-TV, a television station launched by the West Berlin broadcaster RIAS (Radio in the American Sector / Rundfunk im Amerikanischen Sektor) in August 1988. The fall of the Berlin Wall the following year and German reunification in 1990 meant that RIAS-TV was to be closed down. On 1 April 1992 Deutsche Welle inherited the RIAS-TV broadcast facilities, using them to start a German- and English-language television channel broadcast via satellite, DW-TV, adding a short Spanish broadcast segment in November of the same year. In 1995 it began 24-hour operation (12 hours German, 10 hours English, 2 hours Spanish). At that time DW-TV introduced a new news studio and a new logo. Since 6 February 2012 Deutsche Welle made a corporate relaunch and uses the abbreviation DW for all its services. At the very same time Deutsche Welle revised the complete TV program, since 2012 the Latin American desk airs 20 hours of Spanish program daily, and from 30 September 2013 it broadcasts 24 hours in Spanish.