Magazine article Screen International

Hemisphere Invests in Lionsgate's Spanish-Language SVOD Service

Magazine article Screen International

Hemisphere Invests in Lionsgate's Spanish-Language SVOD Service

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Hemisphere operates five US Hispanic channels, two Latin American pay-TV networks and the leading Puerto Rican broadcast network WAPA and will take a minority equity stake in the venture.

The previously announced platform will be targetted at the growing, digital-savvy Hispanic audience in the US and launches in 2017.

Hemisphere will leverage its library of Spanish-language titles alongside Lionsgate's stable, which includes the studio's Hollywood titles as well as hits from Pantelion Films such as Instructions Not Included (pictured) and animation Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos. The streaming platform will be the exclusive first SVOD / pay-TV window for Pantelion films.

The service will capitalise on the marketing and distribution expertise of Univision Communications, which will offer it to cable and satellite operators individually, as well as in tandem through its Univision NOW subscription service for its broadcast networks Univision and UniMas. Univision will also license titles from its classic Latino cinema library to the new service. …

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