Seven-Channel Bouquet – “EspañaTV”
Available to Pay-TV Operators Across Europe
“EspañaTV”, the exclusive Spanish-language channel bouquet launched by two of the most important players in Spain’s media industry, AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and ATRESMEDIA Internacional, is now available for the first time in France on IPTV platforms SFR and Free, two of the country’s major pay-TV operators. The seven-channel pack is the most varied offer of Spanish-language television content marketed outside of Spain, with channels specialized in the country’s cuisine, cinema, music, current events, series and entertainment.
The channel bouquet is available to pay-TV operators across Europe, and this news follows the recent launch of “EspañaTV” on MEO, one of Portugal’s biggest subscription television platforms. The channels are also widely available across pay-TV operators in Spain.
Through “EspañaTV”, AMCNISE offers its popular thematic channels 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, the only 100% music channel produced in Spain; and Somos, with a selection of classic movies from Spain. ATRESMEDIA supplies the bouquet with Antena 3 Internacional, one of Spain’s benchmark breaking news and entertainment channels; Atreseries, with acclaimed original series produced by ATRESMEDIA, and Atrescine, a channel that premieres recent Spanish films.
Manuel Balsera, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AMCNISE, said, “These new launches build on AMCNISE’s presence in the French pay-TV market and highlight the growing demand from operators for our high-quality, distinctive content and brands as we continue to expand our footprint internationally. EspañaTV is now seen on several pay-TV platforms across Europe, and we are looking forward to building on our partnership with ATRESMEDIA and operators across the region to increase the reach of this outstanding channel bouquet.”
Mar Martínez-Raposo, General Manager of Atresmedia Internacional, commented, “With this launch we expand our presence in France, where Atresmedia Internacional has been present since 2010 and where the greatest number of Spanish residents live. They are precisely the target audience whom we would like to attract to EspañaTV as it offers an interesting and diverse package of television channels.”
Through this partnership AMCNISE and ATRESMEDIA provide operators outside of Spain with an exclusive and diverse range of Spanish TV content, meeting the growing demand for Spanish-language content in other European countries, which is a market of more than 23 million Spanish-speakers.
About AMC Networks International Southern Europe
AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) 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 AMCNI’s operations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The company also operates direct to consumer services in Spain: OdiseaVR, Microcanales and Planet Horror.
HISTORIA, BLAZE and Crime + Investigation are produced for Spain and Portugal through The History Channel Iberia, a joint venture between AMCNISE and Hearst. Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda Biggs and Blast are exclusively produced for the Portuguese market through DREAMIA, a joint venture between AMCNISE and NOS. AMCNISE is an operating unit of AMC Networks International, the global division of AMC Networks. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworksinternational.com
About ATRESMEDIA Internacional
ATRESMEDIA Internacional heads the ATRESMEDIA Group, which includes its four 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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