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Colombian Canal 1 concession is extended until 2037

The US company Hemisphere Media Group announced Colombian FTA TV channel Canal 1 has extended its concession license for 10 years, without an additional payment required. The measure means that the channels concession will expire on April 30th, 2037, and it can be renewed for an additional 20-year period.   In just two years, Canal 1 [...]

Four of Hemisphere’s Hispanic networks available on DirecTV Now

Hemisphere Media Group announced that four of its Spanish-language cable networks are available on DirecTV Now in the United States. Cinelatino, Wapa América, Centroamérica TV and Pasiones are part of the services Todo y Mas and DirecTV Now Español packages, which launched on June 19, 2018. Cinelatino features contemporary Spanish-language blockbusters and critically-acclaimed titles from [...]

Wapa channels return to DirecTV Puerto Rico

Hemisphere Media Group announced that Wapa Television and Wapa Deportes have been restored to DirecTV customers in Puerto Rico as of June 14, 2018, after the two companies reached a new multi-year retransmission consent agreement. In early May, DirecTV decided to withdraw both channels from its programming lineup, after negotiations to renew the contract did [...]

Hemisphere Media Group to acquire majority stake in Latin America’s Snap TV

Hemisphere Media Group announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75% interest in Snap Global (Snap TV), a leading independent distributor of content in Latin America to broadcast, pay TV and OTT platforms. As part of the investment, Hemisphere has also entered into a co-production joint venture with MarVista Entertainment, [...]

Pantaya offers movies simultaneously with theaters

Spanish-language OTT service Pantaya (Lionsgate – Hemisphere Media Group) began offering access to movies that are still available in theatres in Latin America. Recently, the platform added to its catalog the new film “Una mujer sin filtro”, which debuted last month in Mexico theaters. “Movies and Spanish content lovers in the United States and Puerto [...]

Pantaya launches on Sling TV

Sling TV announced that it has added even more Spanish-language films with the addition of premium on-demand standalone service Pantaya (joint venture between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group). Subscribers of Sling Orange, Sling Blue, any Spanish-language or Brazilian services can now add Pantaya for USD 6 per month. The service includes popular and critically-acclaimed films [...]

Our Hispanic networks have continued to grow subscribers organically

In an interview prior to his participation in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, Alan Sokol, President & CEO of Hemisphere Media Group, spoke with NexTV News Latam about the importance of the US Hispanic market and the company’s strategy for the region. What characteristics do you see in the US Hispanic audience [...]

Pantaya and Sprint join forces to expand distribution of Spanish-language films

Streaming service Pantaya (a partnership between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group) has teamed up with Sprint to offer Spanish-language films on mobile devices. Hemisphere Chief Executive Officer Alan Sokol will participate in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis. Sprint is the first carrier to collaborate with Pantaya [...]

Pasiones launches on Cablevisión Argentina

Spanish-language network Pasiones, dedicated to showcasing popular telenovelas and drama series, will launch on Cablevisión, the largest pay TV operator in Argentina, on October 3. It will be available on Cablevisións Digital Package (channel 330) and on the Cablevisión Flow multiplatform service. The network, which is owned by a subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, has [...]