VOA Teams Up with MGM Networks to Expand in Latin Amaerica

Voice of America (VOA) and MGM Networks Latin America have announced that VOA Spanish-language news and cultural affairs programming will be carried on MGM’s popular movie channel beginning November 3.

MGM reaches 20 million households throughout the region on satellite and cable. “We’re fortunate to have such a valuable partnership in the region,” said VOA Director Danforth Austin. “This agreement will supplement VOA’s wide network of radio and TV affiliates in the region, and ensure the audience is up to date on the latest news and information from the Americas and the world.”

“The inclusion of Voice of America in our programming schedule will be adding a high quality service for our subscribers,” said Marcello Coltro, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MGM Networks Latin America.

ArteKultura (Art & Culture) will air Mondays at 7:00 a.m. The segment highlights cultural and entertainment news from the United States, including interviews with leading artists and musicians and features on concerts and performances.

El Mundo al Día (The World Today) will air Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:00 a.m., with separate two-minute versions Mondays through Fridays between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. El Mundo al Día covers the latest developments from Latin America, the United States and the world, interspersed with interviews with leading U.S. and Latin American newsmakers.

“This is another opportunity for us to communicate with our friends and neighbors throughout this important region in new and different ways,” said Gustavo Win, Director of VOA’s Latin America Division.

VOA Spanish offers a wide variety of programs on radio, television and the Internet .The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 134 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

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