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Sundance Channel lines up Lat Am launch

Sundance Channel will bring its original series, indie films and documentaries to Latin America on September 17, via DirecTV. (Pictured: Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey)
August 14, 2013

Sundance Channel will bring its original series, indie films and documentaries to Latin America on September 17, via DirecTV.

The launch marks the channel’s debut in Latin America, where it will be available in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The documentaries that will air in its debut month include The Matador and┬áDon’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (pictured above). The Matador, directed by Stephen Higgins, tells the story of one man’s quest to become the world’s top-ranked bullfighter. The doc premieres on September 23.

Don’t Stop Believin’, airing on September 30, focuses on the story of a Filipino man chosen from YouTube to front the rock band Journey. The Ramona S. Diaz directed documentary debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012.

The channel will be offered 24-7 in Spanish, and additional programming is to be announced in the weeks ahead.

“Sundance Channel will offer distinctive, world renowned programming exclusively to audiences in Latin America,” said┬áBruce Tuchman, president of AMC/Sundance Channel Global. “This will include films fresh from the biggest festivals across the globe to high-quality scripted series with bold storytelling and compelling characters.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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