Date: 8th September 2000

HBO Habla Espanol

HBO announced Thursday that it plans to launch a Spanish-language movie channel on Sept. 18 that will not only present Spanish-dubbed versions of Hollywood movies but also Spanish-language films, shorts, celebrity interviews and documentaries from Latin America and Spain. In a news release, Bernadette Alestia, director of HBO Latino, said, "With this service we hope to not only provide an even greater level of entertainment to our Spanish-speaking viewer, but we are committed to doing so with an identity that is reflective of today's U.S. Latino population."

Source: Studio Briefing