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HBO Latino® Presents Full Slate Of First-Run Entertainment Through Fall 2012

September 13, 2012

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latino, Home Box Office’s dedicated Spanish-language premium channel, will present a sensational slate of first-run entertainment through Fall 2012, certain to appeal to the today’s multigenerational and bilingual Hispanic households.

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Making their U.S. television premieres exclusively on the service this fall are the first season of the HBO Latin America series Profugos and sixteen Spanish-language films under the banner Estrenos Latinos. The HBO documentary film The Latino List: Volume Two, a follow-up to last year’s The Latino List, will also make its debut on the channel.

In addition, Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and HBO’s award-winning and critically acclaimed originals, including new season premieres of Boardwalk Empire(®) and Treme(®) will be offered in Spanish.

HBO Latino content will also be featured on HBO On Demand(®) in a dedicated subcategory “Peliculas Y Mas” within “HBO Movies,” and content will also be cross-categorized throughout the service. Among the programs to be made available are Profugos, The Latino List: Volume Two and Estrenos Latinos, with the English-subtitled series and films accessible after their premiere on the channel. Viewers will also be able to catch up on previous seasons of all their favorite shows under “HBO Series.”

Series (exclusive to HBO Latino)

Profugos (Chile)The series follows a failed drug trafficking operation on the border between Bolivia and Chile, the four men hired to carry it out and the tough characters behind the business. A complex web of corruption unfolds, where no one is who he appears to be, everyone has something to hide and the characters are united in the need to run away, without knowing who or what they are running from. Premiere: September 24, 10:00 PM. Airs every weeknight at 10:00 PM; all episodes will be available on HBO Go and HBO On Demand after they air. For more information, please visit www.hbolatino.com/profugos.

Estrenos Latinos (exclusive to HBO Latino)

Cutting edge, critically acclaimed Spanish-language films from Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean take center stage every weeknight through December, with a new film making its U.S. television debut every Friday night. New films for September include:

Tres Metros Sobre El Cielo (Three Meters Over the Sky) (Spain) – When love brings together a well-to-do girl and a wild rebel, their lives will never be the same. Director: Fernando Gonzalez Molina. Stars: Mario Casas, Maria Valverde. Premiere: September 7, 8:00 p.m. ET.

Miss Bala (Mexico) – A young woman clings to her dream of becoming a beauty contest queen in a time when Mexico is dominated by organized crime. Director: Geraldo Naranjo. Stars: Stephanie Sigman. Premiere: September 14, 8:00 p.m. ET.

Saluda al Diablo de Mi Parte (Greetings to the Devil)(Colombia) – A former guerilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims. Director: Juan Felipe Orozco. Stars: Edgar Ramirez, Ricardo Velez. Premiere: September 21, 8:00 p.m. ET.

Lobos de Arga (Game of Werewolves) (Spain) – A terrible curse falls on the son of an evil Marchioness, transforming him into a werewolf. 100 years later, the family’s only descendant returns to end the reign of the werewolf. Director: Juan Martinez Moreno. Stars: Carlos Areces, Secun de la Rosa Premiere: September 28, 8:00 p.m. ET.

Additional new feature films include: Entre Lobos (Spain), Igualita a Mi (Argentina), La Hija Natural (Dominican Republic), 03:34 Earthquake in Chile (Chile), Flor de Fango (Mexico), Cuento Chino (Argentina), Tequila: Historia de una Pasion (Mexico), Adios Mundo Cruel (Mexico), Under My Nails (Puerto Rico) and Las Acacias (Argentina).

HBO Original Programming

The best of HBO’s award-winning original programs are offered on HBO Latino in Spanish, including HBO series and films, documentaries, comedy, music, family shows, sports specials and the best sports on television. Highlights include:

Boxing After Dark(® )events on September 19, 9:30 p.m. ET; October 13, 10:00 p.m. ET; November 3, 10:15 p.m. ET as well as a new edition of the HBO Sports(®) primetime reality series 24/7 in October.

Boardwalk Empire – Set in the 1920s in the early days of Prohibition, this Golden Globe(®)-winning series chronicles the life and times of “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed leader of Atlantic City. In Season 3, the economy is booming, alcohol has become scarce, competition is fierce and gangster violence is heating up.. Premiere: September 16, 9:00p.m. ET.

The Latino List: Volume Two – From the creator of The Latino List, this documentary film focuses on an impressive group of Latino artists and leaders as they pose for highly personal video portraits that offer a glimpse into the vibrant culture of Hispanic America. Premiere: September 24, 9 p.m. ET.

Treme - Exploring the unique American culture of New Orleans as it rebuilds itself after a historic devastation, the Peabody-winning series chronicles the life of residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With an ensemble cast including Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, Jon Seda and Clarke Peters, Season 3 picks up on the ongoing battle to preserve what matters to the vulnerable city. Premiere: September 23, 10:00p.m. ET.

The Girl – HBO Films(®) feature length drama starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller tells the story of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock’s obsessive relationship with Tippi Hedren, his leading lady in The Birds and Marnie. Premiere: October 20, 9:00 p.m. ET

Hollywood Blockbusters

HBO Latino also offers the best in Hollywood movies — dubbed in Spanish — including a guaranteed new movie every Saturday night. Upcoming Saturday premieres include:

Hop (September 1), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (September 8), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (September 15), A Thousand Words (September 22) and The Sitter (September 29). Coming in October are Cowboys and Aliens (October 6), The Descendants (October 13) and Alvin and the Chipmunks (October 27). All films have additional play dates throughout the month.

HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and relevant programming to the U.S. Latino market. Exclusive to the channel are the regular U.S. premieres of Spanish-language series, films, and documentaries acquired from North America, Latin America and Spain, as well as original short-form programming. Additionally, HBO Latino offers the best Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish. Visit http://www.hbolatino.com for more information and scheduling. HBO Latino is included with an HBO subscription.

Check out the latest news and updates, share favorite moments, get sneak peeks, view compelling video content and more, all in Spanish, by following HBO Latino on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hbolatino), YouTube (www.youtube.com/hbolatino) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/hbolatino).

Contact:
Diana Heald, 212-204-8378, dianah@mgscomm.com
Laura Young, 212-512-5948, laura.young@hbo.com

SOURCE HBO Latino


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