Cine Sony Television Announces Multi-Year Distribution Agreement With DIRECTV

The New Agreement Includes Carriage on DIRECTV'S Popular Mas Spanish Language Packages

Dec 1, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cine Sony Television (CST), Sony Pictures Television's (SPT) Spanish-language U.S. cable network specializing in blockbuster Hollywood movies, announced today a major long-term term distribution agreement with DIRECTV, one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment.

Beginning today, DIRECTV will include Cine Sony Television's programming in its most popular Mas packages. As part of this agreement, DIRECTV customers will now have access to Cine Sony Television's Hollywood programming featuring box-office hits, dramas, comedies, thrillers and more, with each movie presented uncut.

"This comprehensive agreement between DIRECTV and Cine Sony Television significantly expands the network's ability to deliver box-office hits to the rapidly growing Spanish-language U.S. television audience who is passionate about films, especially Hollywood blockbusters," said Superna Kalle, senior vice president, networks, Sony Pictures Television and general manager, CST. "We are excited to introduce our premium entertainment experience – Hollywood Vive Aqui ("Hollywood Lives Here") to DIRECTV's Hispanic customers and to become their new favorite source for Hollywood hits in Spanish."

"DIRECTV is committed to providing our Mas customers with the best quality programming available," said Emma Brackett, vice president, Content and Programming, DIRECTV.  "With the addition of Hollywood blockbusters from Cine Sony to our platform, we continue to strengthen our position as a premiere destination for Spanish-language viewers."  

For more information on Cine Sony Television please visit, cinesony.com.

About Cine Sony Television
Cine Sony Television is the premier destination for Hollywood blockbusters in Spanish, featuring box-office hits, dramas, comedies, thrillers and more. The Spanish-language entertainment network from Sony Pictures Television launched in August 2012, and offers movies from Sony Pictures and other major studios.  The linear network also offers on-demand content through its distribution partners. The Cine Sony Television network is distributed nationwide by Comcast, Cox Communications, CenturyLink and Verizon FiOS. For more information, visit cinesony.com

About DIRECTV
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 39 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 14 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 19 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks (Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.

SOURCE Cine Sony Television

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