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Sundance Channel expands to DirecTV Latin America

September launch will make Sundance Channel available for the first time in seven Latin American countries.

AMC-Sundance Channel Global has secured an agreement with DirecTV Latin American to launch Sundance Channel this September.

The channel will be available in seven Latin American countries for the first time including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezula.

DirecTV will also launch a separate Portuguese language channel for DirecTV subscribers in Brazil at a later date.

Following its launch on DirecTV Latin American’s platform, Sundance Channel will be made available for distribution to pay-TV operators across the region.

Sundance Channel founder Robert Redford said: “It has long been my hope to see Sundance Channel expand globally to share the compelling stories of independent filmmakers and artists as widely as possible. Bringing Sundance Channel to Latin America builds on this vision.”

Sundance Channel will be a Spanish language 24/7 linear network featuring first run original drama and other programming, award-winning and locally appealing independent films and documentaries.

It will be available to DirecTV subscribers on the Oro package, one of the operator’s most widely distributed tiers.

On July 15, ahead of the September channel launch, original series Rectify will have an exclusive premiere on DirecTV Latin America’s own entertainment network, OnDirecTV.  British period drama series Mr. Selfridge will soon follow in an exclusive window. 

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