ST. VINCENT and THE GRENADINES, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group (LAG) and Karib Cable formally announced that both Companies have signed an agreement for the transmission of the HBO LAG channels to be broadcasted in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, beginning October 1st.
Under the agreement, Karib Cable will broadcast the HBO/MAX Premium package developed for the Caribbean, which includes 8 channels: HBO, HBO Plus, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO (East), Max, Max HD and Max Prime. Starting on October 1st, viewers will be able to select and subscribe to their favorite HBO and MAX channels via Karib Cable’s movie package to enjoy over 300 new releases and series per month, offering the most award-winning and nominated series made exclusively for HBO, Hollywood hit movies, thought-provoking documentaries, concert events, comedy specials, HBO Original Films and critically acclaimed programming all with no commercial breaks.
“HBO Latin America is very enthusiastic with the signing of a new and long-lasting relationship with Karib Cable and its subscribers. After months of negotiating with us, Karib Cable is making sure that its viewers enjoy Premium programming, including acclaimed original series like True Blood, Game of Thrones, Treme and Boardwalk Empire, and shows like Real Time with Bill Maher,” said Javier Figueras, Vice President of Sales for HBO Latin America Group. “We both share the mission to deliver the most innovative shows with the best technology available to the market.”
Karib Cable will also add the following HBO channels to their basic line-up, at no additional cost to subscribers:
• Sony Entertainment Television, an entertainment channel that offers the best drama, comedy, reality and late night shows to provide viewers a great choice to take a break and relax.
• Sony SPIN, presenting the best programming geared towards the millennium generation with TV shows, fashion, cutting edge technology, music shows, special events and top grossing movies, with an updated and irreverent approach.
• AXN, offering an exclusive schedule of drama and action-packed series, movies, reality and sports programming from the US.
• E! Entertainment Television, going beyond the screen and becoming a part of the viewers’ lifestyle. Celebrities, fashion experts and star hopefuls are featured on the true stories, dazzling red carpets and fun-filled realities.
• Warner Channel, bringing viewers the TV series and movies produced by Hollywood’s number one studio, Warner Bros, with programs from a wide variety of genres, including comedy, drama, action, thriller, sci-fi and feature films.
“Karib Cable is pleased to sign a new broadcast agreement with HBO that will enable us to offer more exciting new channels to customers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The robust suite of HBO channels in our Movie Package, along with the addition of Sony, Sony Spin, AXN and WB to the Premium Basic line-up will enhance and offer our valued customers a variety of additional entertainment choices”, said Ed Riley, General Manager of Karib Cable.
With this agreement, Karib Cable is leading the way with cutting-edge technology and the best in premium entertainment for St. Vincent & the Grenadines by entering HBO Latin America’s licensing regulation process. Following previous agreements between HBO and several cable partners throughout the Caribbean including Flow in Jamaica, Cable Bahamas in the Bahamas, various in Trinidad & Tobago and other countries in the region, Karib Cable is positioned to provide the best entertainment value for their subscribers now and in the future.
About HBO Latin America Group(SM)
HBO Latin America Group(SM) is composed of affiliates of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. and Ole Communications Group. The HBO Latin America Group of companies own, operate and distribute the leading cable and satellite programming services in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean, including HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO HD, HBO ON DEMAND, MAX, MAX HD, MaxPrime. Cinemax, A&E, A&E HD, , Animax, AXN, AXN HD, E! Entertainment Television, Sony Entertainment Television, Sony Entertainment Television HD, Sony Spin, The Biography Channel, The History Channel, The History Channel HD, Warner Channel, and Warner Channel HD.
About Karib Cable
Karib Cable/Kelcom has established itself as one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Caribbean region. It’s policies of reinvestment of shareholder funds, stringent cost controls and sound cash management, has enabled the company to take advantage of potential opportunities in the market place and to provide consistent growth throughout its history. Karib Cable’s services are based on sound technical knowledge of telecommunications though its own in-house specialists, a well established direct communications platform with its partners and suppliers, local networks that can provide shared services with the minimum of complications, backbone networks that are rugged and resilient, inter-Island networks that use the most modern and proven technology and leading edge hardware and software designed to work in harmony to offer the best in quality communications services.