Multimedios Television, the Monterrey, Mexico-based TV network, has rolled out its service onto Time Warner Cable system in Los Angeles, the nation's largest Hispanic market. Multimedios, now available on channel 804, joins Time Warner Cable's El Paquetazo and El Paquetazo Dos programming tiers.
The deal for Multimedios, terms of which were not disclosed, follows Multimedios and sister music channel TeleRitmo's recent roll out on Comcast systems in San Jose, Oregon, Detroit and Washington State.
"This has been a very good year for us, as we've been able to launch our networks from coast to coast," says Gustavo Mena, who handles Multimedios Television's cable and satellite distribution in the U.S. Nationwide, Multimedios is available in over 1 million U.S. households.
Multimedios Television, a privately held company, is also close to striking a deal with Comcast for carriage of Milenio Televisión, a 24/7 all Spanish-language news network, which premiered October 2008 in Mexico. According to Mena, the deal will be finalized as soon as this week.
In addition to its continuing carriage negotiations, Multimedios Television is offering MSOs over 1,000 hours of programming available for VOD, including 500 hours of original children's programming and an additional 500 hours of Lucha libre (wrestling), hailing from the company's own wrestling stadium in Monterrey, la Arena Coliseo.