Telefónica to launch Movistar Series channel in Latin America


Telefónica announced that it will launch the new Movistar Series channel in Latin America, which will include the company’s original productions, as well as a selection of Latin American content. It will be available through the Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms.
In this way, the Movistar+ original series will arrive to 12 countries in the region. The new channel will be available in Chile, Colombia, and Peru on February 15, and will be added to the Movistar offer in Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Uruguay in the next few months.
Movistar Series will premiere 12 original series throughout 2018. But in addition to the Movistar+ original series, it will also broadcast Spanish speaking contents produced by third parties, Latin American series in different duration formats, as well as movies and documentaries. Each week Movistar Series will premiere episodes of 9 series and 5 movies, the Spanish company explained in a press release.
“La Peste”, created by Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos, will be the first Movistar+ original series that Movistar Series will premiere. Another eleven original productions will follow it, including titles such as “Felix” by Cesc Gay; “Matar al Padre” (‘Killing the Father’) by film-maker Mar Coll; “Gigantes” (‘Giants’) directed by Enrique Urbizu; “Arde Madrid” (‘Madrid is Burning’) created by Paco León and Anna R. Costa and the anime “Virtual Hero” which is based on the comic book by Rubius, among others.
“We will become a platform of platforms in Latin America, offering the best contents in the market, but that will also have differential attributes that make our value proposal unique and distinguished by its quality. We believe that there is enormous potential for a platform of quality contents made in Spanish, and we want Movistar Series to become the benchmark channel for these contents”, said during the event of this new initiative, Michael Duncan, CEO of the Telefónica Global Consumer Unit.