Lionsgate, Hemisphere launch Spanish-language SVOD Pantaya

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group have officially launched a new Spanish-language video streaming service in the U.S. named Pantaya.

The service will feature a selection of Spanish-language films from Latin America and Hollywood, many of which the service said will be exclusive to Pantaya. That includes exclusive and first run access to all of Pantelion's Spanish-language releases and monthly films released "day-and-date" with their debut in Latin American theaters.

Pantaya is priced at $5.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, and it’s accessible through the web and on Android, iOS and Roku devices in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Amazon Prime members can also subscriber on Amazon Channels in the U.S.

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"We're proud to launch a Spanish-language streaming movie service distinguished by its breadth, quality and diversity," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer in a statement. "This platform is the next logical step in Lionsgate's track record of serving the Hispanic consumer with high-end premium content through our Pantelion Films venture with Televisa. By drawing upon the blockbuster films, vast libraries and world-class programming resources of its partners, Pantaya is positioned to become a compelling value proposition for Spanish-language and bilingual audiences across the country."

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Lionsgate last year announced a soon-to-be-launched Spanish-language SVOD and at the time it was a joint effort with Univision. However, Univision does not appear to be a part of the new announcement.