Hemisphere Media Group's soap opera channel Pasiones will be available on Millicom's direct-to-home (DTH) service in Latin America through the Tigo brand.

hemisphereFollowing the distribution agreement, the network will be available in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador and Paraguay.

The network, which broadcasts successful telenovelas from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Mexico, China and the US, is already available for over 11 million subs in Latin America and the US. Through Tigo, the channel lands for the first time in Paraguay and Honduras.

"We are happy to join Tigo DTH and cable platforms," commented Alan J Sokol, president of Hemisphere Media Group. "This distribution agreement is especially important, as it means our debut in Honduras and Paraguay and reinforces our presence in the region."

Among the latest productions broadcast by Pasiones are La Famila de al Lado, from Chile's TVN, and El Secretario, from Colombia's Caracol TV.

Pasiones was an original channel from Media World, the American division of Mediapro group, but was acquired by Hemisphere Media at the beginning of the year, together with Centroamérica TV and TV Dominicana.