AMC Networks International has announced a major expansion for its Sundance Channel Global across Central America.
First-ever launches include Panama where it will be seen starting in August in both SD and HD on Cable Onda, the country’s largest pay-TV platform. Sundance Channel Global has also reached an agreement with Millicom to launch Sundance Channel for the first time on Tigo as a 24-hour SD linear service in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. It will also launch as a 24-hour HD service on Tigo Paraguay. The channel will also launch on Claro, the biggest pay-TV platform in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, as a 24-hour HD linear service.
“Sundance Channel continues to experience strong growth since last year’s South American launch and will now be widely available in Central America on the leading subscription television platforms in the region,” comments Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, AMC Networks. “We’re looking forward to offering our distinctive mix of first run original drama and independent films that audiences cannot see elsewhere. Further expansion across all of Latin America is a major priority for us in the months ahead.”
Sundance Channel is also now available in HD as a 24-hour linear service in Peru on Telefonica’s Movistar, the country’s largest pay-TV operator.
Sundance Channel in Latin America is a Spanish language 24/7 linear network featuring a diverse and engaging selection of first run original drama and other iconic programming, award-winning and locally appealing independent films and documentaries. The network is available to pay-TV operators as a standard and high definition linear television channel, VOD service and via mobile and online authenticated streaming