Dish Network’s Spanish language programming platform DishLatino said it has agreed to carry Spain’s Antena 3 Internacional network on its Plus, Dos and Max programming packages.
Antena 3 Internacional, which offers news and entertainment programming from Spain, will be available to Dish subscribers on Channel 839 in standard definition.
"Antena 3 Internacional is a leading broadcaster in Spain - it is a natural fit with our channel lineup as we seek to provide more relevant and high-quality content that speaks directly to our subscribers," said DishLatino vice president Alfredo Rodriguez in a statement.
Antena 3 Internacional is owned by Atresmedia and retransmits a selection of programming from Spain’s first private broadcaster, Antena 3, and content from its parent’s other networks, including news show "Noticias," game show "La Ruleta de la Fortuna," and top-rated shows like "El Hormiguero" and "Espejo Publico."
DishLatino plans to focus its outreach and marketing efforts for the channel in areas with Spanish embassies and consulates as well as large Spanish foreign national and Latino populations, including Washington, D.C., Miami, San Francisco and Houston.
"The agreement is the culmination of years of hard work. It allows a strong boost to Antena 3 Internacional growth, and we are confident that the channel will continue to expand in the U.S. market with a product that has already proven to be successful in very competitive markets," said Atresmedia head of international distribution Mar Martinez Raposo in a statement.