Bienvenido Espacio Latino.
Roku is launching Espacio Latino, a new destination for Hispanic audiences in the United States that will include a diverse selection of programming tailored to Spanish speakers on The Roku Channel. The goal is to make it easier for users to find and watch popular Spanish-language films, TV shows, telenovelas, news and family entertainment on the streamer.
Thousands of hours of free movies and TV shows in Spanish, some of which are original and exclusive to Espacio Latino, as well as popular English titles dubbed and subtitled in Spanish, will be available on The Roku Channel. In addition, more than 50 Spanish-language Live TV stations will be available, with more than 25 of them being exclusive to the streamer.
“The launch of Espacio Latino marks an exciting step forward in our efforts to create a unified Spanish language experience for millions of streamers to enjoy on The Roku Channel,” said Ashley Hovey, head of AVOD at The Roku Channel, in a statement. “Our team worked diligently with some of the most renowned content providers in the Spanish language space to create a robust lineup of top-tier telenovelas, sports, news, movies, TV series and more for audiences to enjoy for free. We’re ecstatic to introduce Espacio Latino and can’t wait to continue creating a strong Spanish language entertainment experience on The Roku Channel.”
Audiences of Espacio Latino will be able to add Spanish-language premium subscriptions to gain access to and enjoy all of their favorite content in one spot. Roku originals will also be available on Espacio Latino, including the newly released Zoë Saldaña-narrated Mamas and Natural Born Narco, which will premiere on July 8.
“We are proud to partner with The Roku Channel who shares our values in making Spanish-language content more accessible to consumers and offering them a rich viewing experience,” said Alan Sokol, president and CEO of Hemisphere Media Group. “It’s exciting to be a part of the launch of Espacio Latino and we look forward to providing the platform with the premium content we know our audiences enjoy.”