Charter Expands Latino Programming, Adds New Networks


Charter Communications, Inc. is adding five Latino targeted TV networks – Kids Central, ¡HOLA! TV, Inglés Para Todos, Tarima TV and Hogar de HGTV – to its Spectrum TV lineup.

The networks, which offer a range of family-friendly, lifestyle, home and garden and educational programming in Spanish and English, will be available at no additional cost to subscribers of Spectrum’s Mi Plan Latino and Latino View TV packages.

“Charter is dedicated to providing our customers with the best programming that reflects their diverse interests,” said Tom Montemagno, Executive Vice President of Programming Acquisition for Charter. “These networks offer a wide variety of programs in Spanish and English, providing even more choice, entertainment and value for our subscribers.”

Kids Central, targeted at children aged 3-7, features parent-approved entertainment for a diverse audience, and every program is available in both English and Spanish, in high definition. The network includes programs such as “Bob the Builder,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Earth to Luna” and “Darwin and Newts.” During prime time, it offers shows, series and documentaries filmed in HD. The channel launches on Spectrum TV on July 1.

¡HOLA! TV, which also launches July 1, is an entertainment and lifestyle network that features exclusive interviews and news about celebrities, royals and the elite. Original programs include “La Hora ¡HOLA!,” a daily entertainment news show hosted by Natasha Cheij; “Coronas y Palacios” that takes an in-depth look into the lives of royals from around the world; and “Top de Estilo,” gathering the most glamorous red carpet looks. Programming is completed with the reality series, “Las Reinas del Shopping,” hosted by former supermodel Cristina Cordula; and “Mi Boda Perfecta” which showcases breathtaking weddings from the moment each couple met to the walk down the aisle.

Inglés Para Todos is dedicated to teaching English as a second language and features 24-hours of educational content for all learning levels. The channel also includes a mixture of situational and entertainment programming in HD to help Spanish speakers learn English, improve their pronunciation and practice grammar in a variety of ways. It launches July 1 for Spectrum TV subscribers.

The first Spanish-language concert platform in the U.S., Tarima TV offers 24-hour music programs featuring a broad range of Latino music genres, including salsa, reggaeton, mariachi, ranchera and many more. Programs include “Vino Clasico,” a concert series from Viña del Mar in Chile featuring classic and current artists such as Paulina Rubio, Ricardo Montaner, Cristian Castro, Juanes and Juan Luis Guerra; and “Tarima Retro,” featuring concerts by great artists such as Julio Iglesias, Hector Lavoe, Luis Miguel and José José. The channel also features recorded live performances of Latin superstars, like Marc Anthony, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Alejandro Fernández. Charter plans to launch Tarima TV on Spectrum TV lineups in mid-July.

A new network from Discovery U.S. Hispanic, Hogar de HGTV will be available to Spectrum subscribers by August 1. Hogar features the very best mix of food and home content for Spanish-language audiences from HGTV, Food Network and Discovery’s lifestyle brands from around the globe, in addition to original productions, such as “Mientras no estabas,” “Destino con Sabor” and “Chef a Domicilio,” a new series produced entirely from participants’ homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Other key programs include “En la Cocina (The Kitchen),” “Chopped: Eliminado (Chopped),” “Cocinando con Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa),” “Primos a la obra (Cousins Undercover),” “Delicias en la playa con Katie Lee (Beach Bites with Katie Lee)” and “Giada en Italia (Giada in Italy).”

These networks will join Charter’s impressive lineup of Latino targeted, English and Spanish-language programming for Spectrum TV subscribers. Charter’s Mi Plan Latino offers one of the most robust Latino packages of any major cable provider, with more than 140 channels in English and Spanish, including more than 75 Spanish-language channels. Charter’s Latino View tier offers customers more than 75 channels in Spanish, on top of any Spectrum TV Select, Silver or Gold package.