LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — LATV, the nation’s first bilingual entertainment/music network distributed via digital multicast, announced today that it will be airing two prime-time specials to celebrate Halloween. The music video program, La Lista Super Estrella, will host a one-hour countdown from Hollywood’s Universal Studios’ special themed Halloween Horror Nights. The program will air at 8:00 p.m. ET. Immediately following, LATV’s L-Flik is premiering Las Lloronas, a film about the infamous La Llorona (The Wailing Woman) curse at 9:00 p.m. ET.
“Some like their Halloween spooky and others just plain frightening. Our two specials offer a little of both for our viewers. These programs are just another great addition to our new fall programming schedule that premiered earlier this month,” said Luca Bentivoglio, VP Programming, LATV. “By adding first-rate films and new entertainment shows to our grid, we have expanded our lineup to give the U.S. bilingual and bicultural youth an even greater viewing choice.”
La Lista Super Estrella’s Halloween special partners Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights spooky theme park entertainment with hand-picked videos of bands such as My Chemical Romance and Rihanna. Hosts Donaji and Humberto Guida run through the frightening mazes and walk among ghoulish zombies as they countdown the top scariest music videos.
From L-Flik’s exclusive selection of contemporary Latino cinema, comes a bone-chilling film that brings one of Latin America’s oldest legends to life, La Llorona. Based on the story of a wailing woman who desperately cries out for her children, Las Lloronas centers on three generations of Mexican women who are said to be cursed. According to legend, all male sons are destined to die at a young age, leaving the women to grieve forever. The members of this family try to cheat destiny and escape their curse but a twist of fate brings the unexpected. Hosted by film buff Marcelino Ortiz, L-Flik’s special Halloween presentation of Las Lloronas, brings together the Latin American cultural traditions of Noche de Brujas (Witches’ Night) with the American festivities of Halloween.
LATV currently has 33 broadcast affiliation agreements across the country in 19 of the top 25 Hispanic television markets. LATV is also carried on basic cable through its affiliates and in Los Angeles on cable, broadcast and DBS. This brings the total number of households covered to 34 million in the United States and Puerto Rico. It also places the network in nine of the top 10 Hispanic television markets and six of the top DMAs.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, LATV is the nation’s first bilingual/bicultural entertainment and music network distributed via digital multicast. A pioneer in bicultural youth broadcasting, LATV has been in the Los Angeles market since 2001 and launched nationally on April 23, 2007. Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. is an investor in the national network and has a minority ownership interest in the Company as well as a seat on its Board of Directors. Targeting the 18- to 34-year-old Latino, LATV’s programming bouquet offers a range of content that includes multi-genre music, lifestyle and entertainment. The network is ad-supported and offers an array of programming that is original and exclusive. The company also owns LatiNation, LLC which nationally syndicates the programs American Latino TV and LatiNation. For more information, visit LATV online at http://www.latv.com.