Latin American satellite broadcaster Galaxy Latin America (GLA) has signed a 10-year pay-per-view (PPV) agreement with Buena Vista International.
The accord gives Galaxy PPV rights to live-action features from Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood and Miramax. Galaxy, jointly owned by Hughes Electronics' DirecTV and Venezuelan media giant Cisneros, broadcasts to one million subscribers across Latin America.
Galaxy also has a 10-year exclusive deal to broadcast the Disney Channel in Latin America, except in Brazil, where HBO Latin America Group pounced on cable distribution rights to the long-awaited channel. The Disney Channel launches in Latin America on July 27.