LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2012) - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks today announced plans to launch its first Spanish language entertainment channel for the US Hispanic market. Cine Sony Television, which is the second Sony-branded channel in the US, will launch on Verizon FiOS TV in August. The announcement was made by Andy Kaplan, president, worldwide networks, SPT. The channel will be managed by Superna Kalle, senior vice president, US networks, SPT and general manager, Sony Movie Chanel and Cine Sony Television.
Cine Sony Television is an adrenaline-fueled Spanish language network that brings together the best Hollywood movies with popular, action packed TV series and a global line up of Latin music artists. Featuring Hollywood blockbusters, uncut, uncensored and commercial-free, Cine Sony Television will deliver a uniquely Latin point-of-view through tailored programming blocks.
"Cine Sony Television will showcase the best entertainment content in Spanish," said Kaplan. "The US Hispanic market provides a significant growth opportunity for our channels business. We recognize the demand for content that is both culturally relevant and entertaining to audiences, which is exactly what Cine Sony Television offers."
Michelle Webb, director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said, "We're excited to bring even more highly valued content to our FiOS TV customers, who will be the first to watch Cine Sony Television. Verizon is committed to delivering the best multicultural programming experience across all of our platforms. As the current leader in Hispanic HD programming, we continue to grow our Hispanic offering by leaps and bounds."
Programming is selected from multiple studios including the Sony Pictures library, featuring more than 3,500 films, including 12 Best Picture Academy Award® winners. All content will be in native Spanish or dubbed in Spanish.
A sampling of movies includes:
A sampling of television series includes:
Cine Sony Television will be part of Verizon FiOS TV's La Conexion and Spanish-language packages. La Conexion offers the best in Spanish and English programming, with more than 185 channels including 30 in HD, and the Spanish-language package offers 67 or more Spanish channels, including news, sports and entertainment.
For more information about Cine Sony Television, visit www.cinesony.com.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 124 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 700 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row, Sony Movie Channel and Cine Sony Television, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.