Cox Communications recently launched Pasiones in many major markets, which is a leading channel for drama series and telenovelas in Spain. WAPA America expanded its distribution all through the national Cox footprint. Pasiones and WAPA America are both available in the Latino Pak video service by Cox.
Pasiones is a channel dedicated to providing the world’s best drama series and telenovelas in Spanish from Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Turkey, Korea, Mexico, and the US Hispanic market. WAPA America is a leading network targeting Caribbean Hispanics in US including Puerto Ricans. The Channel features game shows, top-rated comedy, news, talk, variety, and also has exclusive right to the Puerto Rican Basketball League, which is the Island’s most popular sports league.
Pasiones is available now to the subscribers of Cox in markets including Phoenix/Tucson, Las Vegas, San Diego, Rhode Island, Orange County/Palos Verdes, and Connecticut. On the other hand, WAPA can be accessed in Tucson /Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Palos Verdes/ Orange County markets, apart from Connecticut, Virginia, and Rhode Island.
Pasiones and WAPA America are part of the Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., “the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. Hispanic TV/cable networks and content platform.” However, the channel number and package varies with market.
President of Hemisphere Media Group, Alan J. Sokol, said that, “We are thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Cox, which now carries all of Hemisphere’s networks. 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.”
With the recent changes, Latino Pak subscribers of Cox will also be able to watch three internationally popular telenovelas on the Pasiones channel: Gabriela, Unforgettable, and Ella Era Bonita.