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Pasiones Among Hemisphere Channels to Join DIRECTV NOW Lineup


Four of Hemisphere Media Group’s U.S. Spanish-language cable networks, including Pasiones, have become available on the live streaming service DIRECTV NOW.

Cinelatino, WAPA América, Centroamérica TV and Pasiones are part of the service’s Todo y Mas and DIRECTV NOW Español packages, which launched on June 19. Pasiones is the predominant network for telenovelas and drama series in Spanish, while Cinelatino is the nation’s highest-rated Spanish-language movie channel, featuring a selection of contemporary Spanish-language blockbusters and critically-acclaimed titles from Mexico, Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean.

WAPA America is a cable network targeting Puerto Ricans and other Caribbean Hispanics living in the U.S. It features news and entertainment programming produced by a top broadcaster in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Centroamérica TV targets U.S.-based Central Americans and offers the most popular news, entertainment and soccer programming from Central America.

“We congratulate DIRECTV on the launch of the comprehensive Todo y Mas package and the add-on En Español package on the DIRECTV NOW platform, offering U.S. Hispanics another way to consume their favorite channels,” said Alan J. Sokol, the president and CEO of Hemisphere. “Our channels serve the nation’s largest Hispanic groups with the best programming from their countries of origin, and we’re confident they will help drive subscriptions to DIRECTV NOW.”

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