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LAPTV
Industry Television
Founded 1993[1]
Headquarters GA[1], USA
Number of locations
4[1]
Area served
Latin America except Brazil
The Caribbean[1]
Production output
Cable channels
Services advertising
Revenue $75 million (2000)[1]
Number of employees
60 (2000)
Parent Fox International Channels
(21st Century Fox)
Website http://www.laptv.com (Defunct, redirects to Fox International Channels Latin America website)

LAPTV (Latin American Pay Television Service) is a Latin American pay television company founded by many cable providers of the region (MVS Comunicaciones, Grupo Cisneros) and many cinema producers/distributors (United International Pictures, distributor of the movies of Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and MGM/UA, and 20th Century Fox) but since 2013 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fox International Channels. It runs several film and television series channels, such as Cinecanal, Fox+ and Film Zone, and previously Moviecity.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Channels 2
    • Premium (Fox+) 2.1
    • Basic 2.2
    • Defunct Brands 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

LAPTV was formed as a partnership between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, and Fox in Latin America[2] in 1993[1] with Universal Studios joining later.[3] On May 22, 2012, Fox International Channels acquired MGM's stake in LAP TV.[4] In March 2013, Fox purchased Paramount's position in the company, thus becoming the sole owner of LAP TV, and sign a content agreement with LAP TV.[2] Starting in November 3, 2014, all the Premium channels of the pack will be rebranded as "Fox+", dropping the "Movie City" brand definitely, and consolidating the Fox brand in LAPTV with the operations in Fox International Channels.[5] Operations of Cinecanal and Film Zone won't be affected.

Channels

LAPTV Channels before 2012
(1.Cinecanal, 2.The Film Zone, 3.Moviecity, 4.Citystars, 5.Citymix, 6.Cityvibe, 7.Cityfamily)
Cinecanal logo used in HD Version

Premium (Fox+)

  • FOX 1 (SD and HD)
  • FOX Action (SD and HD)
  • Fox Comedy (SD and HD)
  • Fox Movies (SD and HD)
  • Fox Family (SD and HD)
  • Fox Cinema (SD only)
  • Fox Classics (SD only)

Basic

  • Film Zone (1999–present): Offers 3 independent films from the Sundance Channel[1][6] and films previously shown on Moviecity/Fox+ and Cinecanal.
  • Cinecanal (1993–present): Mix of new releases and slightly older films, also shows films previously shown on Moviecity/Fox+ and before any other basic cable channel. Before 2010 it was part of the Premium package of the company.

Defunct Brands

  • Moviecity (1997 - November 3, 2014): New releases only
  • Cinecanal2 (1996 - 2009): Mix of new releases and slightly older films
  • Cinecanal Classic (2004 - 2009): Classic movies

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ Ulin, Jeff. Page 278. The business of media distribution: monetizing film, TV, and video content. Taylor & Francis US, 2010. books.google.com.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Fox+ Video Presentation - YouTube
  6. ^

External links

  • Official website (Defunct, redirects to Fox International Channels Latin America website)
  • Official Site (Spanish)


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