Dish Adds Azteca America

Azteca America will be added to Dish Network’s “Dish Latino” programming packages following an agreement between direct-broadcast satellite company EchoStar Communications Corp. and TV Azteca S.A. de C.V., announced Friday.

The network will join Dish’s lineup by April 1, the two companies said.

EchoStar also obtained the right to 24-hour live transmission of TV Azteca’s musical reality show, La Academia 4, on another one of its channels.

“We are thrilled that viewers will now be able to turn from seeing TV Azteca's channel 13 to our network's programming, allowing Azteca America to benefit from the tremendous subscriber growth EchoStar has established during the past five years," Azteca America CEO Luis J. Echarte said in a prepared statement.