getTV, Cine Sony Television join DISH
December 18, 2015
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and DISH Network have completed long-term carriage agreements for three of SPT’s wholly-owned domestic networks: Sony Movie Channel, Cine Sony Television and getTV. The agreements include first-time nationwide distribution of classic TV channel getTV, the addition of Spanish-language Hollywood movie and entertainment network Cine Sony Television on DishLATINO, and continued distribution of the popular, contemporary, English-language network Sony Movie Channel.
“Sony Movie Channel, Cine Sony Television and getTV each offer a distinctive brand of high quality entertainment that successfully serves viewers’ continued demand for premium content on television,” said Tom Troy, senior vice president, distribution, networks, U.S., SPT. “Each network has a unique voice that will resonate across the nation, whether it be for those who enjoy timeless television, film favorites or recent Hollywood movies in Spanish.”
Effective immedaitely, getTV is available to DISH customers on channel 373 in America’s Top 120 programming package and above. getTV showcases weekly variety shows like The Merv Griffin Show on Monday nights in addition to a Saturday Showdown block featuring Western TV series such as HONDO, starring James Garner. During this holiday season, getTV will offer specials featuring entertainment icons such as Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Sonny & Cher, Perry Como, and Andy Williams, as well as a 30-hour marathon of vintage Christmas specials, starting Christmas Eve at 12 p.m. ET.
“With the holiday season in full swing, getTV offers DISH families even more entertainment to enjoy together,” said Andrew LeCuyer, DISH vice president of programming. “Our partnership expands DISH’s collection of classic TV programming, providing DISH customers with timeless shows and movies for all generations.”
Additionally, Cine Sony Television launched across DishLATINO programming packages. With this launch, Cine Sony Television adds the Spanish-language pay-TV leader to its robust affiliate roster. Cine Sony Television will provide DishLATINO subscribers with access to a wide array of Spanish-language live and Video-on-Demand modern Hollywood hits from top genres such as action-adventure, comedy, and horror/suspense.