Seven-channel bouquet delivers the best of Spanish TV with a wide range of genres including cuisine, films, series, music and breaking news
Madrid, 8 October 2018 – Two of the most important players in Spain’s media landscape, AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and ATRESMEDIA Internacional, have partnered to launch a bouquet offering the widest range of Spanish-language TV channels in Europe, combining into a single package the best of Spanish television. AMCNISE will offer its popular thematic channels Canal Cocina (cooking), Canal Decasa (lifestyle), Sol Música (Spanish music) and Somos (classic Spanish cinema); while ATRESMEDIA will supply the bouquet with Atrescine (contemporary Spanish cinema), Atreseries (series) and Antena 3 Internacional (news and entertainment). The package will be marketed through the main European pay-TV operators.
Manuel Balsera, SVP Sales, Marketing and Digital of AMCNISE said, “Through this partnership we look to provide operators across Europe with an exclusive and diverse range of Spanish TV content. This exceptional, new channel bouquet meets the growing demand for Spanish-language content in other European countries, where there are currently more than 23 million Spanish speakers”.
Javier Nuche, General Manager of ATRESMEDIA Internacional, commented, “After having experienced a fourfold increase in the number of subscribers to ATRESMEDIA Internacional’s channels in Latin America and the United States, the next step is to expand in Europe, a region with high potential. This alliance strengthens our competitive position within Europe due to AMC Networks International Southern Europe’s trade capacity, while offering audiences a first-rate Spanish TV channel bouquet.”
The channels available through the bouquet are Canal Cocina, specialized in Spanish cuisine, an essential part of Spain’s identity; Canal Decasa, with original productions covering home décor, health and beauty; Sol Música, Spain’s only 100% Spanish music channel; Somos and Atrescine, with the greatest Spanish films of all time; Atreseries, with ATRESMEDIA’s latest and most acclaimed original series; and Antena 3 Internacional, a benchmark Spanish news and entertainment channel.
About AMC Networks International Southern Europe
AMC Networks International Southern Europe produces and distributes 24 pay TV channels targeted to a wide range of audiences: Film and series (AMC, Canal Hollywood, SundanceTV, DARK, XTRM, Somos and Blast); factual (Odisea/Odisseia, HISTORIA, Crime + Investigation and BLAZE); lifestyle (Canal Cocina and Canal Decasa); music (Sol Música) and kids (Canal Panda and Biggs).
The unit, headquartered in Madrid, manages all of AMC Networks International’s operations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy.
HISTORIA, BLAZE and Crime + Investigation are produced for Spain and Portugal through The History Channel Iberia, a joint venture between AMC Networks International SE and A+E Networks.
Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda and Biggs are exclusively produced for the Portuguese market through DREAMIA, a joint venture between AMC Networks International SE and NOS.
AMC Networks International SE belongs to AMC Networks International, the Global division of AMC Networks.
ATRESMEDIA Internacional heads the ATRESMEDIA Group, which includes its three international channels: Antena 3 Internacional, Atreseries ¡HOLA! TV and Atrescine. Positioned as a global leader in the production and distribution of content in Spanish, ATRESMEDIA is the private European operator with the most channels and the highest number of subscribers outside its own borders, with a presence in all Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, as well as in the USA, Canada and Europe.
ATRESMEDIA Internacional focuses on quality and variety, which is demonstrated by the unique personality that each of the four channels possess. The complementary content of the channels targets all members of the family with news, general entertainment, general information, original series, as well as exclusive access to celebrities and the latest in movies and fashion trends.
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