New short film channel launches on DirecTV Latin America

Shorts International, the entertainment company behind ShortsTV, announced the launch of TVCortos, the new HD channel dedicated to short-form content, exclusively on DirecTV in Latin America (channel 1521).
TVCortos has a library with more than 5,000 titles, including award -winning content and fictions with renowned actors, as well as animated short films and documentaries. TVCortos has original content in Spanish, which currently represents one third of its programming and the goal is to grow it to 50%, according to a release.
In addition to the linear channel, TVCortos’ on demand content will be available through DirecTV’s digital platforms. Shorts International is also planning to offer a dedicated app, which will be available in Latin America the coming months.
“Working with DirecTV at the forefront of entertainment in Latin America is exciting. It is where several of the most important trends in the world are defined. The tastes for entertainment are changing globally, but the Latin American audience is leading the way to a shorter format. Now, TVCortos offers highest-quality short films – the best movies from Latin and international creators – generating a great opportunity for entertainment in Latin America,” said Carter Pilcher, CEO of Shorts International.