EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, welcomes TV Colombia to its DIRECTV Más(TM) platform on April 28. Offering the best of Colombia's RCN Television programming, TV Colombia will be available on channel 416 to DIRECTV Más customers.
DIRECTV Más offers Spanish- and English-language programming dedicated to serving the interests of the Hispanic community in the United States.
"TV Colombia has much to offer our DIRECTV Más customers," said Toby Berlin, vice president of DIRECTV Programming Acquisitions. "With popular, top-notch content that covers the best in sports, news and entertainment for the whole family, our DIRECTV Más customers can always feel connected to what is currently happening in Colombia."
"TV Colombia is more than just a TV channel; our programs connect Colombians living all over the world with their homeland," said Carlos Paba, General Manager of TV Colombia. "Our goal is not only to entertain, but to inform by offering programs that bring people closer to their home country, by highlighting Colombian culture and current events."
With more than 13 hours of live programming aired every day, TV Colombia brings viewers multiple programming options including exclusive Colombian Professional Soccer League (FPC) games, news, popular novellas, opinion programs, entertainment shows with interviews, music, cooking, health and many other variety programs for the whole family.
Some of the most popular TV Colombia programming includes:
Professional Soccer League: Exclusive, live coverage of the Colombian Soccer League.
RCN News: Four daily live news editions featuring national and international coverage delivered by well-respected, top-notch anchors.
Como en Casa: Four hours of live, weekend shows featuring music, entertainment, famous personalities, food and novelties.
Novelas and Series: Top-of-the-line productions from RCN TV.
DIRECTV Más offers the widest array of Spanish- and English-language programming available and the latest satellite technology, all combined to provide viewers with digital-quality picture and sound at competitive prices. The service provides access to more than 60* Spanish-language channels including top programming from Mexico, Central and South America, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Spain (*includes English-Language broadcast channels with alternate Spanish audio). DIRECTV Más(TM) programming offers sports, movies, music, news and educational networks, and access to more than 235 English-language channels of DIRECTV(R) programming, featuring the largest selection of pay per view choices and sports programming available. For pricing please visit www.DIRECTVMás.com or call 1-866-501-1Más (627).
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is the world's most popular video service delivering state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming, the most comprehensive sports packages available and industry leading customer service to its more than 25 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its more than 18.56 million customers more than 130 HD channels and Dolby-Digital(R) 5.1 theater-quality sound (when available), access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET(TM), award winning technology like its DIRECTV(R) DVR Scheduler and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for nine years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to 6.5 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 65 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV or visit directv.com.
About TV Colombia
TV COLOMBIA is the international signal of Colombia's RCN Television. Our global channel is a critical link to home for Colombians living abroad, and to a huge number of foreign who have a growing interest in the country. TV COLOMBIA showcases the best of RCN Television programming, including the most famous novellas, variety series, news and talk shows. TV COLOMBIA is also the exclusive home of the FPC (Colombia Professional Soccer League) and the Postobon Cup. TV COLOMBIA is seen in more than 2 dozen countries around the world, reaching more than six million households. Please visit www.tvcolombia.com.
RCN Television is one of Colombia's private networks, and considered to be the leader in programming with high national ratings. In addition to award winning novellas, RCN also produces major sports events, game shows, news in both Spanish and English, and talk shows.
Jade Ekstedt, 310-964-3429
Carlos A. Paba, 571-327-5848
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