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Dish Adds Three Sony Channels

Dish Network has completed a long-term carriage agreement with Sony Pictures Television, adding two of the programmer’s wholly-owned networks – Cine Sony Televison and getTV – and renewing carriage with Sony Movie Channel.

According to Dish, the deal is the first national distribution agreement for the classic TV network getTV. The Spanish-language Hollywood movie and entertainment network Cine Sony Television will be carried on DishLatino.

“Sony Movie Channel, Cine Sony Television and getTV each offer a distinctive brand of high quality entertainment that successfully serves viewers’ continued demand for premium content on television,” said Sony Pictures Television senior vice president, distribution, networks, U.S., Tom Troy in a statement. “Each network has a unique voice that will resonate across the nation, whether it be for those who enjoy timeless television, film favorites or recent Hollywood movies in Spanish.”

Beginning today, getTV will be available on channel 373 in Dish’s America’s Top 120 programming package and above and includes classic programming like The Merv Griffin Show, and  Western TV series HONDO. During the holiday season, getTV will offer specials featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Sonny & Cher, Perry Como, and Andy Williams, as well as a 30-hour marathon of vintage Christmas specials, starting Christmas Eve at 12 p.m. ET.

“With the holiday season in full swing, getTV offers Dish families even more entertainment to enjoy together,” said Dish vice president of programming Andrew LeCuyer in a statement. “Our partnership expands DISH’s collection of classic TV programming, providing Dish customers with timeless shows and movies for all generations.”

Cine Sony Television will provide DishLatino subscribers with access to a wide array of Spanish-language live and video-on-demand modern Hollywood hits from several genres including action-adventure, comedy, and horror/suspense.

“We are continually looking to add new channels that connect our customers with content that speaks to them,” said DishLatino vice president Alfredo Rodriguez in a statement. “With Cine Sony, we are bringing more entertainment options to our customers who prefer watching TV in Spanish, but also want to enjoy popular movies originally filmed in English.”

Cine Sony is available to DishLatino customers who subscribe to the Clasico, Plus, Dos, Max and Bonus programming packages. Available on channel 864 and through video-on-demand, Cine Sony delivers Hollywood movies with Spanish voiceovers.