Top Colombian Broadcaster Caracol Internacional Joins DishLATINO Channel Lineup
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DishLATINO yesterday added Caracol Internacional, the leading broadcast
network in Colombia, to its programming lineup. The channel brings a
variety of culturally-relevant news and entertainment to Colombians and
other Latin Americans living in the U.S.
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With the addition of Caracol Internacional, DishLATINO subscribers will
have access to the most popular shows in Colombia, including "Noticias
Caracol (Caracol News)," one of the top news programs in the country,
"Sábados Felices (Happy Saturdays)," a variety show that has aired for
over 40 years, and "Desafío (Challenge)," a reality show in its 12th
season. The network also airs a variety of telenovelas and television
series produced in Colombia.
Caracol Internacional will be available on DishLATINO's Plus, Dos and
Max packages as well as the Latino Bonus Pack, a service that
supplements DISH's English-language packages with top Spanish-language
programming. Viewers will be able to find Caracol Internacional on
"With approximately one million Colombians living in the United States,
more than any other South American country, the addition of Caracol
Internacional is both a natural programming fit and a way to further
reach this growing audience," said Alfredo Rodriguez, vice president,
DishLATINO. "Adding popular, country-specific programming helps connect
Latino consumers living in the U.S. with their roots."
"The agreement with DishLATINO allows us to extend our coverage and
participation in the U.S. Hispanic market and offers a great opportunity
to further bring our content and TV offerings abroad," said Alejandro
Bernal, manager of new channels for Caracol Internacional. "We are proud
to work hand-in-hand with the leading provider of combined Spanish and
English language programming packages in the United States and are
committed to this important market."
About Caracol Internacional
With more than 45 years of experience in the TV industry, Caracol
Television produces 5,200 hours of audiovisual material/year, with an
archive of over 10,000 hours of original material. Its programs have
been broadcast in approximately 80 countries all over the world and
local adaptations of its scripts have become major successes worldwide.
Caracol Television operates three cable channels: Caracol
Internacional, which reaches 23 countries through cable and
satellite platforms, and the Época y Novelas Caracol channels,
whose broadcasts are limited to Colombia and have an audience of around
1.5 million households.
DishLATINO is the market-leading suite of English and Spanish language
programming packages in the United States. It offers its customers more
than 40 Spanish-language news, entertainment, and sports channels in
combination with DISH's broad English-language programming lineup of
more than 200 channels. DishLATINO customers can receive the Hopper, the
industry's most awarded DVR, and take advantage of in-language customer
service as well as payment options such as FlexTV, a no-term contract,
prepaid pay-TV product.
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Karen Modlin, 303-723-1850
Source: DISH Network Corp.
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