Galaxy Latin America has joined with Galaxy Entertainment de Argentina to offer the 200 channel service. GEA is a partnership between Artear, Channel 13, a company of the Clarin Group, and GLA investors Cisneros Group and Hughes Electronics Corp. In addition to audio and video channels, the direct-to-home broadcaster will eventually offer data and Internet services in Argentina.
In the next few months, Galaxy Latin America will expand its service to include Uruguay and Paraguay.
"The addition of Argentina to Galaxy Latin America's distribution area represents the successful completion of our phase one business development strategy of creating significant local operating partnerships throughout the region," says Gustavo Cisneros, chairman/CEO of the Cisneros Group of Companies.
The new Buenos Aires broadcast center joins facilities in Long Beach, Calif., Mexico City, Caracas and Sao Paulo.
Galaxy Latin America is available in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Honduras and El Salvador.
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