DistroTV, the largest, independent, free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) platform, today debuted DistroTV Español. The new free-to-stream channel bundle features 20+ Spanish-speaking channels and will be available to Spanish speakers in the U.S., as well as Spanish speakers in Latin America. This comes on the heels of the streaming platform’s push to expand its global audience footprint into both territories. This signals the start of what will be a strong 2022 for DistroTV, with more milestones on the horizon, including the FAST platform’s very first original movie premiere.
“Our mission is to provide free-to-stream content to our growing and increasingly diverse global audience,” said Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company of DistroTV. “Given the fact that roughly more than 53 million people speak Spanish in the U.S., we could not be more excited to extend our free-to-stream content to this important, often under-served audience, as well as in Latin America. 2022 is all about breaking ground, and with that, breaking down content barriers so that the most viewers globally can consume content that is thought-provoking, stimulating, inclusive, and enjoyable.”
DistroTV Español brings both Spanish- and English-speaking channels to new countries, such as Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia and Ecuador, and expands upon the streaming platform’s current Spanish offerings in the US, Canada, and Europe.
"The decision to bring DistroTV to Latin America presents a novel and innovative proposal,” said Ricardo Alarcón, chairman of Mexican-Colombian production firm TRIPTIC. “It means a significant amount of content produced in Latin America will be made easily available to audiences in the region. The current state of the market and audiences is right for an ad-supported OTT to achieve great success in Colombia and Latin America."
“We are thrilled to partner with DistroTV as we continue to expand our digital footprint in the U.S. and Latin America,” said Victor Montilla, president of Olympusat International. “The addition of Olympusat’s free, ad-supported streaming TV channels to DistroTV’s platform provide a vast variety of scripted series, movies, and content from around the world, as well as multi-genre HD programming to Hispanic households across the Americas.”
DistroTV Español currently includes the following channels, and is forecast to grow:
Cine Real: Focuses on award-winning and independently produced movies and series from Spain and Latin America, presented in their original Spanish-language format.
Cine Sureño: Top-notch contemporary films and series from around the world, dubbed or produced in Spanish. Focuses on dramas with some action.
Horrorfy: A channel dedicated to the most suspenseful and nail-biting horror, sci-fi, and thrillers from Spain, Latin America and around the world.
Juntos: Family-oriented programming produced exclusively from the Hispanic audience
Top Cine: A premium selection of the best scripted series and miniseries from around the globe. Features a thought-after library of original productions and exclusive fiction series appealing to the US Hispanic audience.
Entertainment & Lifestyle
Chiquilines: Fun and educational programming from around the world, as well as interactive entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
WappTV: Creates cultural change via gender perspective, participation and collaboration, moving to a more open, friendly community.
Canela TV: Free Latino TV - with over 8000 hours of premium Spanish and English Content, it is the premier destination for US Hispanics!
News & Opinion
DistroTV continues to grow and diversify its 150+ channel content library. The platform’s strong programming lineup includes a mix of popular film and television shows, such Bloomberg, EuroNews, People TV, Magellan TV and TD Ameritrade network, as well as independent channels like Black Enterprise, as well as Kweli TV, which spotlights the rich history and global diversity of the Black community; and Desi TV, the premiere South Asian free channels.
Audiences can enjoy these channels for free anywhere across a wide array of CTV and mobile devices, as well as on the web by visiting Distro.tv -- no registration, credit cards, or signup required to stream for FREE. To become a viewer and / or understand which channels are available for live and / or Video-on-Demand (VoD) access in the various countries, visit https://www.distro.tv or install DistroTV for free on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, LG TV, Samsung TV, Sony TV, iOS, or Android. To access DistroTV Español, visit https://www.distro.tv/espanol/.
DistroTV is the largest, independent, free, ad-supported streaming television service on the market. Launched in 2019 by parent company DistroScale, the platform caters to a multicultural, rapidly expanding, globally-minded audience of passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and UK. Satisfying the growing demand for premium video content in multiple languages, DistroTV delivers premium video content from producers globally across North America, the UK, Bollywood, Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, and growing. With more than 150 channels plus thousands of Video on Demand (VOD) shows, DistroTV cultivates content that covers a broad spectrum of topics to connect with people’s passion points around Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, News, Documentaries and International Content in live, linear and video-on-demand formats. DistroTV is available on the web, as well as through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Apple TV, LG TV, Samsung TV, Sony TV, and iOS and Android devices.
DistroTV is the first direct-to-consumer offering from DistroScale, a technology company founded in 2013 and known for providing a global clientele of thousands of media properties with the industry’s most comprehensive video platform for web, apps, and streaming. DistroScale is an all-in-one solution providing infrastructure, content delivery, curation, analytics and a full suite of monetization options. Video enabled by DistroScale reaches more than 250 million visitors per month. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To become a DistroTV viewer, visit www.distro.tv. More information on DistroScale & DistroTV is available at www.distroscale.com.