DirecTV adds LATAM programming
| 31 October 2014
DirecTV's OnDIRECTV channel in Latin America is plotting a raft of debuts for November.
The network, which has been leading pay-TV adds in some countries, such as Uruguay, will air a Robin Williams documentary this month, featuring the last interview the actor gave before passing away unexpectedly this year. In the interview, Williams discusses beginning his foray into film and his desire to become a dramatic actor. It also includes previously unseen images from his personal life, his work and the warm testimony of peers, including as Whoopi Goldberg, Henry Winkler and Pam Dawber, his co-star in the cult sitcom Mork & Mindy.
The channel will also show Hard Rock Calling 2013. The festival, held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, featured live performances from Bruce Springsteen, Kasabian, The Black Crowes, Alabama Shakes, Miles Kane, Zac Brown Band, Kodelaine and the legendary Paul Weller, former lead singer of The Jam.
The English series Peaky Blinders returns for a second, six-episode season as well; the drama has been called "Britain's answer to Boardwalk Empire".
Also, Generation Like, a documentary that examines the relationships of Millennials with technology and social media, discusses how that has changed culture, habits, ideology and social interactions. Presented by writer, novelist and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff, the documentary will also show how brands try to follow the steps of teenagers through sophisticated marketing strategies.
And finally, the satcaster's proprietary channel will bring popular late-night US talk show, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, south of the border.