AT&T U-verse adds Mexicanal to Hispanic line-up

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 13-02-2014

AT&T is investing in its Hispanic programming line-up for the U-verse IPTV service with the addition of Mexicanal, which offers news, entertainment and sports programming from a number of regions across Mexico.

Mexicanal, a joint venture of Castalia Communications and Mexico's Cablecom, was launched in 2004 to target the more than 30 million Mexicans in the United States. The channel offers a combination of news, entertainment and sports programming from a number of affiliates representing regions all across Mexico, as well as its own original programming.

"Today's news reaffirms our commitment to keep Mexican viewers connected with programming from their hometowns and heritage," said Mark Henderson, Mexicanal's vice president of affiliate relations. "We are very pleased to work with AT&T expanding Mexicanal's reach to U-verse customers."

U-verse viewers can find Mexicanal on Channel 3021, available as part of Paquete Español, U200Latino, U300Latino and U450 Latino.

"Mexicanal is a great addition to the U-verse line-up," said AT&T's Ryan Smith, vice president of content. "We are always looking for better ways to serve our diverse customer base, and this channel — with its programmes from nearly every region in Mexico — is truly a unique offering."