Satellite Technology Feature Article
DIRECTV Announces Addition of TV Colombia to DIRECTV Mas Platform
By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor
DIRECTV, a digital television service provider in the United States, announced the addition of TV Colombia to DIRECTV Más platform, thereby enabling Más customers in the U.S. to watch TV Colombia's popular programming that comprises of news, sports and entertainment.
Dedicated to serve the interests of the Hispanic community in the United States, the company’s Más platform offers customers with Spanish- and English-language programming, said officials with DIRECTV.
According to a press release, TV Colombia will be available on channel 416 to DIRECTV Más customers. It is the international signal of Colombia's RCN (News - Alert) Television and it showcases the best of RCN Television programming, such as the famous novellas, variety series, news and talk shows.
Apart from offering Spanish- and English-language programming, the DIRECTV Más platform also offers the latest satellite technology all combined to provide viewers with digital-quality picture. The service provides access to more than 60 Spanish-language channels such as programming from Mexico, Central and South America, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Spain.
Some of the DIRECTV Más programming includes sports, movies, music, news and educational networks, and also access to over 235 English-language channels of DIRECTV programming.
“TV Colombia has much to offer our DIRECTV Más customers,” said Toby Berlin, vice president of DIRECTV Programming Acquisitions. “With popular, top-notch content that covers the best in sports, news and entertainment for the whole family, our DIRECTV Más customers can always feel connected to what is currently happening in Colombia.”
“TV Colombia is more than just a TV channel; our programs connect Colombians living all over the world with their homeland,” said Carlos Paba, general manager of TV Colombia. “Our goal is not only to entertain, but to inform by offering programs that bring people closer to their home country, by highlighting Colombian culture and current events.”
Some of the popular TV Colombia programming includes: professional soccer league, Liga Postobon - three live games every week, Copa Postobon - one live game on Wednesdays, every two weeks, four daily live news editions featuring national and international coverage delivered by well-respected, top-notch anchors; Como en Casa (four hours of live, weekend shows featuring music, entertainment, famous personalities, food and novelties), Novelas and Series, and more.
Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Erin Harrison