AMC/Sundance Channel Global has partnered with DirecTV to bring Sundance Channel to viewers in seven Latin American countries.
Beginning in September, the network will be available in Spanish via the satellite TV service in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The company will also launch a Portuguese-language channel in Brazil at a later date.
Following its launch on DirecTV’s Latin America’s platform, Sundance Channel will be made available through pay-TV operators across the region. Programming will include first-run dramas, independent films and documentaries.
“It has long been my hope to see Sundance Channel expand globally to share the compelling stories of independent filmmakers and artists as widely as possible,” Sundance Channel founder Robert Redford said in a statement. “Bringing Sundance Channel to Latin America builds on this vision.”
“This landmark partnership in Latin America is an important part of our global expansion strategy,” added Bruce Tuchman, president of AMC/Sundance Channel Global. “We look forward to offering audiences fresh, iconic content ranging from the best of independent cinema to high-quality original narrative series.”
The Latin American deal is part of the network’s ongoing international distribution expansion across Europe and Asia. The company recently launched networks in Belgium, France, Poland and the Philippines.