OnDIRECTV focuses on music, beauty queens and kung fu
| 03 December 2014
OnDIRECTV, a network just for DIRECTV subscribers in Latin America, has announced its December programming slate, including genre films, beauty pageants and music shows.
For lovers of martial arts, Film of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie kicks things off. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li and other legends are featured in the documentary, which was inspired by the book by Ric Meyers.
In addition, OnDIRECTV will also broadcast Miss World 2014. Created by Eric Morley in 1951, the Miss World this year will feature participants from all Latin American countries.
Another documentary, the Unbelievers, follows scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss on a tour to try to spread atheism and decry the evils of religion. Dawkins has written books like The God Delusion, and has participated in numerous discussions with theologians and religious leaders. The documentary also features Stephen Hawking, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais and Woody Allen.
Also, moments from a series of concerts from the Cold War era, which took place in the Soviet Union in July and August 1987, will be broadcast in one combined event, featuring Billy Joel. It was recorded during his Matter of Trust era, and he does versions of the Beatles' Back in the USSR and Bob Dylan's the Times They Are A-Changin'.
Finally, a few days before Christmas, the month closes with another concert: Andrea Bocelli Live in Portofino. The recital shows the tenor as he sings some of his most famous songs, as well as interpretations of classics like Senza Fine, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, Besame Mucho, Champagne, Love Me Tender and la Vie en Rose (in a virtual duet with Edith Piaf).