AMC Networks International has revealed significant expansion of its Sundance Channel Global across Central America with first-ever launches in six new territories. The company has reached agreements with numerous subscription television platforms to launch Sundance Channel across the region. First-ever Sundance Channel launches will take place in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Paraguay. Additional distribution agreements have been reached in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Peru with the largest pay TV operators. Last year Sundance Channel made its successful debut in South America and the network is also available in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Ed Palluth (pictured), executive vice president of Global Distribution, AMC Networks International, commented: “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. 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.”
First-ever launches include Panama where it will be seen starting this month 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 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.
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