AMC Networks International Latin America has announced a significant expansion in Mexico on leading pay-TV platforms with the debut of AMC and the first-ever launch of Sundance Channel.
The news also follows major expansion of Sundance Channel in recent months throughout Latin America including first-ever launches this past summer in six new territories.
Eduardo Zulueta, Managing Director of AMC Networks International Latin America and Iberia, commented: “These new agreements with the largest pay-TV platforms in Mexico endorse the growing demand for AMC, Sundance Channel and elgourmet in the region. We have just doubled the distribution of our channels in Mexico and have ambitious growth plans for the rest of Latin America. ” He continued, “Our commitment to the region is firm and is emphasized by the improvement in our offer of globally renowned and locally relevant channels.
As part of the new agreements with PCTV, an association of hundreds of cable systems throughout Mexico, AMC and Sundance Channel will launch as 24-hour linear channels with video-on-demand (VOD). This includes Megacable in Guadalajara and Telecable, owned by Grupo Hevi.
Linear channels and VoD services for AMC and Sundance Channel will also launch on all pay-TV platforms owned by Televisa Telecom. These include the DTH platform Sky Mexico, which is the country’s largest pay-TV operator, and the Cablevision, Cablemas, Cablevision Monterrey and Izzi cable systems. A separate agreement has also been finalised with IPTV provider Total Play in Mexico City to launch both brands.