The Hearst Corporation has formed a joint-venture with Spanish cable operator Multipark to create a 24-hour cable channel based on Cosmopolitan, writes Ashley Davies.

Hearst Entertainment senior vice president Cynthia Hudson

The Hearst Corporation has formed a joint-venture with Spanish cable operator Multipark to create a 24-hour cable channel based on Cosmopolitan, writes Ashley Davies.

Hearst Entertainment senior vice president Cynthia Hudson said she hoped the deal would 'catapult Hearst into other territories'. She added that she hoped to have a deal in place for a UK Cosmopolitan channel by the end of the year for launch in 2001.

Cosmopolitan Channel Iberia launches in Spain and Portugal on 1 March with up to 40 per cent original programming.