Starting Jan. 28, TNT will be offering trilingual service in Latin America and in the Caribbean.
TNT Latin America will be airing in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with the B-Mac scrambled signal delivered via Panamsat and Morelos satellites. Programming will consist of Turner Entertainment library films and other licensed packages.
Agreements also have been completed with MVS Multivision in Mexico (VARIETY, Jan. 7); Omnivision in Venezuela; Video Cable Privado and RCB Telsat in Argentina; Telecine, Ypercon, Multivision in Bolivia; Max Vision in Chile; Vera Cruz TV Cable, Cable Vision, TV Cable Promision in Colombia; CVC in Paraguay; and Radio Tele-Telecable in Peru.
Several other deals with cable and subscription tv services are to be completed by the end of the month, per Francisco Serrador, prexy for Latin America of Turner Program Services.
CNN is officially released through 35 broadcasters, 125 hotels and 46 cable services (220,000 subscribers) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The scrambling is expected to prompt creation of a number of nonauthorized systems.