TC Schultz, SPT: Our channels (Sony Canal) offer culturally-relevant modern remakes from LatAm that appeal to multiple generations of viewers

Plex adds Spanish-language channels to free live TV
15 de septiembre de 2020

Plex announced the addition of free Spanish-language available via live TV on Plex. With 25 Spanish channels planned for the coming weeks, six of the channels have launched last week and are currently available to U.S. consumers including channels from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) focusing on three distinct genres: novelas (dramas and soap operas), comedias (comedies), and competencias (reality competition series). The new programming can be viewed anytime, on screens both big and small, no subscription required.

SPT’s Spanish-language offerings include Sony Canal Novelas, featuring soap operas Doña Barbara, Señorita Pólvora, and Paraíso Travel; Sony Canal Comedias, featuring popular sitcoms including Casados con Hijos (Married… with Children), La Niñera (The Nanny), and Mi Bella Genio (I Dream of Jeannie); and Sony Canal Competencias, featuring reality competition series including Escape Perfecto.

Also included in the Plex Spanish-language lineup are Canela TV, Runtime Español, Latido Music, and AFV Español, with availability varying by region.

“Our channels offer culturally-relevant modern remakes from Latin America that appeal to multiple generations of viewers,” said T.C. Schultz, EVP, Networks Operations, Programming & Strategy, SPT. “We’re happy to be working with Plex to make it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy them.”

“Providing content that speaks to a variety of lifestyles and interests is very important to us and adding a range of Spanish-language content has been a top priority since launching free live TV in July of this year,” said Keith Valory, CEO at Plex. “We are also continuing to look at ways to expand the Spanish-language library to other countries.”