DishLATINO yesterday added Caracol Internacional to its programming lineup. The channel brings a variety of news and entertainment to Colombians and other Latin Americans living in the U.S. With the addition of Caracol Internacional, DishLATINO subscribers will have access to the most popular shows in Colombia, including “Noticias Caracol (Caracol News),” one of the top news programs in the country, “Sábados Felices (Happy Saturdays),” a variety show that has aired for over 40 years, and “Desafío (Challenge),” a reality show in its 12th season. The network also airs a variety of telenovelas and television series produced in Colombia. Caracol Internacional will be available on DishLATINO’s Plus, Dos and Max packages as well as the Latino Bonus Pack, a service that supplements DISH’s English-language packages with top Spanish-language programming. Viewers will be able to find Caracol Internacional on channel 842.
“With approximately one million Colombians living in the United States, more than any other South American country, the addition of Caracol Internacional is both a natural programming fit and a way to further reach this growing audience,” said Alfredo Rodriguez, vice president, DishLATINO. “Adding popular, country-specific programming helps connect Latino consumers living in the U.S. with their roots.”
“The agreement with DishLATINO allows us to extend our coverage and participation in the U.S. Hispanic market and offers a great opportunity to further bring our content and TV offerings abroad,” said Alejandro Bernal, manager of new channels for Caracol Internacional. “We are proud to work hand-in-hand with the leading provider of combined Spanish and English language programming packages in the United States and are committed to this important market.”