Verizon FiOS TV announced the launch of 10 new Spanish-language channels in high definition. With the new additions, Verizon says it now offers up to 75 Spanish-language channels on FiOS TV, depending on the local channels available in each market.
Olympusat Inc., an independent distributor of Hispanic content in the United States is providing 9 of the 10 new Spanish-language HD channels, known as ULTRA HDPlex.
The 10th channel, Multimedios Television, part of Grupo Multimedios is broadcast from Monterrey, Mexico.
These are the 10 new Spanish-language HD channels:
- Ultra Cine – An HD movie network that focuses on award-winning and original films from Mexico, Spain and Latin America, shown in their original Spanish format.
- Ultra Fiesta – First HD Latino music network in the U.S. produced by music industry insiders, featuring the best in Latin music from music videos, news, concerts and much more.
- Ultra Kidz – The first entertainment channel for kids in HD, providing preschool programming in the mornings and then transitioning to older kids and teens programs in the afternoons and programs for the entire family at night.
- Ultra Mex – Programming ranges from independent productions to Hollywood studio hits, carrying contemporary Mexican films.
- Ultra Luna – Catering to the Latino woman, it delivers new telenovelas and series.
- Ultra Macho – Dedicated to Latino men, it features travel, extreme sports, late night adult series, news, reality shows and original programming.
- Ultra Film – Movie network dedicated to airing modern films from around the world dubbed in Spanish for the U.S. Hispanic audience.
- Ultra Docu – Provides access to documentaries on Latin American topics, some of which have never been seen in the U.S., as well as lifestyle and human-interest programming from around the globe in HD.
- Ultra Clásico – Offering digitally remastered movies from the golden age of Mexican and Latin American Cinema, featuring fully restored classics and award-winning movies from 1930-1980.
- Multimedios – Offers original programming for the entire family including news, music, game shows, sports, reality TV and programs for children and women that are among the most tweeted TV programs on Mexican television.
The channels will be part of FiOS TV’s La Conexión and Spanish-language packages.
Verizon also announced last week it signed a new multiyear carriage agreement with Univision Communications Inc., which includes the launch of its three new cable networks – Univision Deportes, Univision tlnovelas and FOROtv – as well as rights for multiplatform and on-demand viewing.