January 18, 2021 - SatCesc

Hispasat renews its collaboration with the FAN3 channel

FAN3 is broadcast in 165 hospitals throughout Spain with the help of HISPASAT's satellites

Hispasat, Red Eléctrica Group’s Spanish telecommunication satellite operator, has renewed its agreement with Fundación ATRESMEDIA once again this year to collaborate in providing a satellite broadcast of the FAN3 television channel, dedicated to hospitalised children. This initiative forms part of the Foundation’s Humanising Children’s Hospital Programme.

The satellite operator helps broadcast this channel to 165 hospitals in all of Spain’s autonomous communities that currently benefit from this initiative. This way hospitalised children can have free access to 13 hours of uninterrupted commercial-free programming from Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 10 pm. All the contents are supervised by the Spanish Paediatrics Association (AEP) and the Official Association of Psychologists (COP).

This channel brings together entertainment content with sections created by the Foundation itself to allow hospitalised children and teenagers to understand and become familiar with diseases and the hospital environment in a fun and friendly manner adapted to the language of younger children.

This agreement is part of HISPASAT’s Sustainability policy and in its commitment to personal and community development. The operator thus contributes to providing health care information for these children and improving their quality of life during their time in hospital.

The company actively participates in various initiatives that can contribute to helping people with special needs or in vulnerable situations, such as hospitalised children.