Cox Communications Launches Leading Telenovela Network Pasiones and Expands Distribution of WAPA America
Pasiones, the leading network for telenovelas and drama series in
Spanish, today launched on Cox Communications ("Cox") in a number of
major markets, while WAPA America, the cable network arm of the #1
broadcast network in Puerto Rico, significantly expanded its
distribution throughout the national Cox footprint. Both networks are
available on Cox's Latino Pak video service.
Pasiones is now available to Cox subscribers in Phoenix/Tucson, San
Diego, Las Vegas, Orange County/Palos Verdes, Rhode Island, and
Connecticut, among other markets. WAPA America—which was previously
carried by Cox in Virginia, Connecticut, and Rhode Island—can now be
seen in the Phoenix/Tucson, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Orange
County/Palos Verdes markets.
Both networks are subsidiaries of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.,
("Hemisphere") the only publicly traded, pure-play U.S. Hispanic
TV/cable networks and content platform.
"We are thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Cox, which
now carries all of Hemisphere's networks," said Alan J. Sokol, President
of Hemisphere. "Pasiones is the leading television destination for
Hispanic women, and WAPA America is the only network that caters
specifically to Caribbean Hispanics—the second-largest and
fastest-growing Hispanic group in the country. These launches reinforce
Cox's commitment to serving the Hispanic community with the
highest-quality Spanish-language programming, and we are confident that
these additions will help drive new subscriptions."
Launched in 2004, WAPA America is the leading cable network targeting
Puerto Ricans and other Caribbean Hispanics living in the U.S.,
featuring more than 75 hours per week of original news and entertainment
programming from Puerto Rico's highest-rated broadcast network. The
channel features the Island's top-rated comedy, talk, variety, and game
shows, as well as exclusive rights to the Puerto Rican Basketball League
(BSN, for its Spanish acronym), the most popular sports league on the
Pasiones is the leading channel for Latina women in both the U.S. and
Latin America, and is dedicated to providing the world's best
telenovelas and drama series in Spanish from Brazil, Colombia,
Venezuela, Turkey, Mexico, Korea, and the US Hispanic market. The
network features a mix of first-run premieres and the most popular
series from the world's largest novela and content providers.
Cox's Latino Pak subscribers will have access to the U.S. television
premieres of three internationally acclaimed telenovelas on Pasiones in
the coming weeks, among them Gabriela, the sensational
co-production between TV Globo and Warner Bros. based on the classic
novel about a beautiful, young, and deprived immigrant who arrives to a
city in northeastern Brazil and mesmerizes everyone with her sensuality; Unforgettable,
the captivating Turkish story about a love triangle that will turn two
sisters against each other; and Ella Era Bonita, the hit
Korean drama about two young friends who meet again after they've gone
through a reversal of fortunes and appearances.
Package and channel numbers vary by market. More information on Pasiones
can be found at www.tvpasiones.com
and on WAPA America at www.wapa.tv.
Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMTV) is the only publicly traded
pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth Spanish-language
television and cable networks business in the U.S. and Latin America.
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hemisphere owns and operates five
leading U.S. Hispanic cable networks, two Latin American cable networks,
and the leading broadcast television network in Puerto Rico.
Hemisphere's networks consist of: Cinelatino,
the leading Spanish-language movie channel with over 17 million
subscribers across the U.S., Latin America and Canada, including 4.5
million subscribers in the U.S. and 13.0 million subscribers in Latin
America, featuring the largest selection of contemporary
Spanish-language blockbusters and critically-acclaimed titles from
Mexico, Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean; WAPA,
Puerto Rico's leading broadcast television network with the highest
primetime and full day ratings in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1954, WAPA
produces more than 75 hours per week of top-rated news and entertainment
America, the leading cable network targeting Puerto Ricans and
other Caribbean Hispanics living in the U.S., featuring the highly-rated
news and entertainment programming produced by WAPA. WAPA America is
distributed in the U.S. to 5.2 million subscribers; Pasiones,
dedicated to showcasing the most popular telenovelas and drama series,
distributed in the U.S. and Latin America. Pasiones has 4.5 million
subscribers in the U.S. and 10.8 million subscribers in Latin America; Centroamerica
TV, the leading network targeting Central Americans living in
the U.S., the third-largest U.S. Hispanic group, featuring the most
popular news, entertainment and soccer programming from Central America.
Centroamerica TV is distributed in the U.S. to 4.0 million subscribers;
Dominicana, the leading network targeting Dominicans living in
the U.S., featuring the most popular news, entertainment and baseball
programming from the Dominican Republic. Television Dominicana is
distributed in the U.S. to 3.1 million subscribers.
View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160808005903/en/
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
Katie Melenbrink, 646-705-2874
Source: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
News Provided by Acquire Media
Close window | Back to top