Cox Brings Pasiones to More Subs

Adds telenovela channel in six markets; WAPA América gains four markets
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Things just got a little steamier for Cox Communications subscribers who crave more telenovelas in their life.

Cox Communications has added Hemisphere Media Group’s Pasiones pay TV network to its Latino Pak video service in Las Vegas; Orange County/Palos Verdes, Calif.; Phoenix; San Diego; Tucson; and across the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Pasiones devotes its lineup to female-friendly telenovelas and dramatic series, with U.S. and Latin American feeds. Both iterations offer a mix of first-run premieres and popular series from the world’s largest novela and content providers.

Cox’s Latino Pak subscribers will get Pasiones just in time to watch three series premieres:

Gabriela, a co-production between TV Globo and Warner Bros., based on the classic Jorge Amado novel Gabriela, Clavo y Canela, is the tale of a beautiful, young, and deprived immigrant who arrives to a city in northeastern Brazil and mesmerizes everyone with her sensuality. New episodes air at 9 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

• Inolvidable, a Turkish import about a love triangle that will turn two sisters against each other. A debut date and time has not yet been announced.

• Ella Era Bonita, a Korean drama about two young friends who meet again after they've gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances. New episodes are presently airing at 4 p.m. (ET/PT).

Meanwhile, Hemisphere’s Puerto Rico-centric WAPA America cable network has been added to Cox’s Latino Pak in Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson and its cities in Orange County, Calif. and the Palos Verdes peninsula between Torrance and Long Beach, Calif.

“We are thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Cox, which now carries all of Hemisphere’s networks,” Hemisphere president Alan J. Sokol said in a statement. “Pasiones is the leading television destination for Hispanic women, and WAPA America is the only network that caters specifically to Caribbean Hispanics—the second-largest and fastest-growing Hispanic group in the country. These launches reinforce Cox’s commitment to serving the Hispanic community with the highest-quality Spanish-language programming, and we are confident that these additions will help drive new subscriptions.”

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