CULVER CITY, Calif. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and DISH Network L.L.C 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.”
Beginning today, 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.
“We are continually looking to add new channels that connect our customers with content that speaks to them,” said Alfredo Rodriguez, vice president of DishLATINO. “With Cine Sony, we are bringing more entertainment options to our customers who prefer watching TV in Spanish, but also want to enjoy popular movies originally filmed in English.”
Beginning today, Cine Sony is available to DishLATINO customers who subscribe to the Clasico, Plus, Dos, Max and Bonus programming packages. Available on channel 864 and through Video-on-Demand, Cine Sony delivers Hollywood movies with Spanish voiceovers, enabling Spanish speakers to enjoy popular English films from a variety of genres.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.909 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Sept. 30, 2015, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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.
getTV, operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks, is dedicated to showcasing Hollywood’s legendary movies and TV series . The network is available over the air and on local cable systems in more than 80 designated market areas (DMAs) , including all of the top 25 DMAs. getTV is also carried nationwide by DISH. For information, visit get.tv and connect with the network on Facebook and Twitter @getTV.
About Cine Sony Television
Cine Sony Television is the home for Hollywood blockbusters in Spanish. Featuring uncut, box office favorites, critically acclaimed dramas, hit comedies, adrenaline fueled action movies, and horror favorites. Cine Sony Television is the premier movie channel for the U.S. Latino audience. The network also offers on-demand content and an authenticated watch app CINE SONY YA through its distribution partners. Cine Sony Television is distributed by CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox Communications, DISH, DIRECTV and Fios by Verizon, among others. For more information, visit cinesony.com.
About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is a multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the male Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Sony Movie Channel is available on AT&T U-Verse, CenturyLink, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Fios by Verizon, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, and Vyve Broadband, among others. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.com, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.