Seven-channel bouquet – “EspañaTV” – to launch soon in the French pay-TV market and being made available to operators across Europe
Madrid/Lisbon – 15 July 2019 – “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, will launch on DTH and IPTV in Portugal on 22nd July on MEO, one of the country’s biggest pay-TV operators, owned by Altice Portugal. 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. In addition to Portugal, the offer will soon be launched in the French pay-TV market and is being made available to operators across Europe.
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 Atrescine, a channel that premieres recent Spanish films; Atreseries, with acclaimed original series produced by ATRESMEDIA; and Antena 3 Internacional, one of Spain’s benchmark breaking news and entertainment channels.
Manuel Balsera, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AMCNISE, said, “This is an important part of AMCNISE’s international expansion, and this new alliance with MEO underscores the value we provide to distributors and our commitment to offering diverse, premium quality content to audiences. EspañaTV builds on our company’s presence in the Portuguese pay-TV market and highlights the growing demand for our content and brands. We are looking forward to our continued partnership with ATRESMEDIA for additional launches of EspañaTV in Europe in the months ahead.”
Javier Nuche, Managing Director of Atresmedia Internacional, commented, “There is an untapped opportunity to reach the community of Spaniards living in Europe and the joint offer between Atresmedia and AMCNISE’s channels creates a very attractive product for these customers. We expect that this alliance will help us grow significantly in the European market and we are confident that this launch on MEO will be the first of many more to come.”
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.