ATLANTA, August 20, 2015 -- MEXICANAL, the television channel that brings the best in Mexican regional programming to Mexicans living and working in the United States, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. Launched in 2005 by Mexican company Cablecom and Castalia Communications from Atlanta, Mexicanal was originally distributed exclusively by DIRECTV. Over the last few years, however, the channel’s distribution has extended to some of the biggest pay-TV companies, including Comcast, Cablevision, Charter and AT&T, among other platforms.
“We are proud to have significantly expanded our coverage, which includes the main Hispanic markets in the United States,” said Luis Torres-Bohl, President of Mexicanal.“And this is a great opportunity to reiterate my deepest gratitude to our viewers, the affiliated stations that provide programming in Mexico, our US distributors and my colleagues who work hard to ensure that Mexicanal offers quality and engaging programming to our viewers.”
Torres-Bohl added that the channel has revamped its image with a more dynamic and modern graphic presentation. This update includes new interstitials with different music, logos and animations. Watch one of the new IDs here.
MEXICANAL operates from the city of San Luis Potosi in central Mexico, and offers entertainment, news, documentaries, sports and culture programs: the colors and flavors that Mexicans living far from home yearn for.
MEXICANAL’S programming draws from state-run TV stations, independent companies and its own productions. Channels from the State of Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Jalisco, Guanajuato and Michoacan have participated in the project since its inception. They were later joined by the stations from Aguascalientes, Campeche, Yucatan, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro and Tabasco, as well as TV UNAM and B15 of Zacatecas.
MEXICANAL is the only TV network that brings programming from such a wide range of Mexican regions directly to the United States. It has also been a pioneer in the full use of digital technology.
MEXICANAL’s reach has made very popular shows like “De Kiosko en Kiosko” (Jalisco), “Estrellas del Jaripeo” (Michoacán), “Ahí Viene la Marimba” (Chiapas), and “Mexico de mis Amores.”
Mexicanal, a television network formed jointly by Atlanta-based Castalia Communications and Mexico-based investment fund Innokap, provides Mexicans living in the United States with entertainment, music, sports, news and cultural programming from their hometowns. Connecting viewers with useful information, the network's lineup features original Mexicanal productions, as well as the best programming from affiliate broadcasters, independent producers and local access stations in regions across Mexico, including Puebla, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Guerrero, Oaxaca, State of Mexico, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Hidalgo, Campeche, Chiapas, Veracruz, Queretaro, Yucatan and Zacatecas. Mexicanal is available on DIRECTV, Comcast, Cablevision, AT&T U-verse and Mediacom services. For more information, please visit www.mexicanal.com.