New Launches on Cable Onda, the Biggest Pay-TV Platform in Panama, on Tigo in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Paraguay and Guatemala, on Claro, the Biggest Pay-TV Platform in Colombia and the Dominican Republic
New York, NY – 11 August 2014 – AMC Networks International announced today significant expansion of Sundance Channel Global across Central America with first-ever launches in six new territories. The company has reached agreements with numerous subscription television platforms to launch Sundance Channel across the region. First-ever Sundance Channel launches will take place in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Paraguay. Additional distribution agreements have been reached in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Peru with the largest pay-TV operators. Today’s news follows Sundance Channel’s successful debut in South America in 2013. The network is also available in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, AMC Networks International commented: “Sundance Channel continues to experience strong growth since last year’s South American launch and will now be widely available in Central America on the leading subscription television platforms in the region. We’re looking forward to offering our distinctive mix of first run original drama and independent films that audiences cannot see elsewhere. Further expansion across all of Latin America is a major priority for us in the months ahead.”
First-ever launches include Panama where it will be seen starting in August in both SD and HD on Cable Onda, the country’s largest pay-TV platform. Sundance Channel Global has also reached an agreement with Millicom to launch Sundance Channel for the first time on Tigo as a 24-hour SD linear service in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. It will also launch as a 24-hour HD service on Tigo Paraguay. The channel will also launch on Claro, the biggest pay-TV platform in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, as a 24-hour HD linear service.
Sundance Channel is also now available in HD as a 24-hour linear service in Peru on Telefonica’s Movistar, the country’s largest pay-TV operator. Sundance Channel in Latin America is a Spanish language 24/7 linear network featuring a diverse and engaging selection of first run original drama and other iconic programming, award-winning and locally appealing independent films and documentaries. The network is available to pay-TV operators as a standard and high definition linear television channel, VOD service and via mobile and online authenticated streaming.
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Dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of high-quality independent films, documentaries and original programs. In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, Sundance Channel is available throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel is a highly recognizable and magnetic brand that is available in HD and across multiple platforms.
About AMC Networks International
AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the global division of AMC Networks, delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming that reaches subscribers in more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. AMCNI consists of global brands, Sundance Channel and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit: www.www.amcnetworks.com/amcni.
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