In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Samsung Oct. 7 announced the launch of 10 free Spanish-language channels on its Samsung TV Plus platform. The ad-supported platform offers free access to more than 145 content channels.
The Spanish-language channels include content ranging from telenovelas, reality shows, comedies, news, adventure shows to modern dramas. The content from Sony Canal, Estrella TV, Pluto TV, Tastmade and Spike, among others, is also available on the recently launched Samsung TV Plus mobile app for download on select Galaxy smartphones.
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“Samsung includes a broad cross-section of cultural perspectives in our entertainment and content, so it is only fitting that we [add] channels to our extensive collection of Samsung TV Plus programing,” Salek Brodsky, VP of strategic partnerships & business development for Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.
AVOD distribution continues to grow as an alternative to subscription streaming video services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.
Spectrum TV Plus Spanish-language channels include:
Estrella TV 1255: EstrellaTV is a leading Spanish-language news and entertainment channel with programming ranging from news to game shows, reality shows, talent competitions, and late-night talk shows.
Sony Canal Competencias 1259: The channel features contestants who aim to meet challenges in reality competition shows.
Sony Canal Comedias 1260: The channel features modern remakes in Spanish of TV’s most iconic sitcoms and comedy series, such as “Married With Children,” “The Nanny” and “I Dream of Jeannie.”
Sony Canal Novelas 1261: The channel features telenovelas and dramas like Doña Bárbara, Paraíso Travel and Señorita Pólvora, filled with thrills, passion, twists and heartwarming stories.
Cine Romantico 1283: The channel features romance with Hollywood TV movies in Spanish.
Novelas Drama 1266: Pluto TV Novelas Drama features stories and situations full of intrigue, deception and mix-ups in drama soap operas of Latin America.
Novelas Romance 1267: Pluto TV Novelas Romance features stories of love and romance, watching the most romantic soap operas in Latin America. You won’t be able to stop watching it!
Spike Aventura 1268: The channel offers action and adventure to the most challenging competitions.
Estrella News: Estrella News is a 24/7 Spanish-language digital news channel, delivering relevant and breaking news stories and reports for Hispanics. Coverage includes local, national, entertainment and sports.
Tastemade en Español: Tastemade en Español’s diverse, ever-growing library of content spans the categories of food and travel with Spanish-language Tastemade Originals and series in English with Spanish subtitles. Programming highlights include food and travel series ArgenMex, Cook & Laucha 2X1, Patagonia Viva, and the documentary Fuego, featuring Argentine chef and influencer Luciano ¨Laucha¨ Luchetti.