Paramount Channel Launching in Latin America

The Viacom International Media Networks channel broadcasts Paramount movies from the studio’s 100-year-old library

Last Updated: October 2, 2014 @ 8:01 AM

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas has secured distribution deals with cable operators in Latin America to launch the Paramount Channel in the region this fall.

VIMN announced on Thursday that the pay TV channel broadcasting movies from Paramount Pictures 100-year-old library will launch in Latin America on Nov. 14.

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Paramount Channel will be available in 10 million homes, and VIMN hopes that number will grow in 2015 as they continue to close deals with more cable operators.

The expansion follows the channel’s international success in Spain, France, Russia, Romania and Hungary.

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“Paramount Channel will bring the classics everyone knows to a contemporary space where fans can engage in a curated film experience driven by the brand’s unparalleled library as well as local and third party films – a proven formula for Paramount Channel around the world.” Carlos Penzini, brand manager of Paramount Channel and SVP of strategy and business development for VIMN The Americas, said in a statement.

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