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Number of locations
Area served
Latin America except Brazil
The Caribbean[1]
Production output
Cable channels
Revenue$75 million (2000)[1]
Number of employees
60 (2000)
ParentFox Networks Group
(21st Century Fox)
Website (Defunct, redirects to Fox International Channels Latin America website)

LAPTV (Latin American Pay Television Service) is a Latin American pay television company founded by many cable providers of the region (MVS Comunicaciones, Grupo Cisneros) and many cinema producers/distributors (such as United International Pictures, distributor of Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios) but since 2013 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fox Networks Group. It runs several film and television series channels, such as Cinecanal, Fox+ and Film Zone, and previously Moviecity.


LAPTV was formed as a partnership between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, and Fox in Latin America[2] in 1993[1] with Universal Studios joining later.[3] On May 22, 2012, Fox International Channels acquired MGM's stake in LAP TV.[4] In March 2013, Fox purchased Paramount's position in the company, thus becoming the sole owner of LAP TV, and sign a content agreement with LAP TV.[2] Starting in November 3, 2014, all the Premium channels of the pack will be rebranded as "Fox+", dropping the "Movie City" brand definitely, and consolidating the Fox brand in LAPTV with the operations in Fox International Channels.[5] Operations of Cinecanal and Film Zone won't be affected.


LAPTV Channels before 2012
(1.Cinecanal, 2.The Film Zone, 3.Moviecity, 4.Citystars, 5.Citymix, 6.Cityvibe, 7.Cityfamily)
Cinecanal logo used in HD Version

(Fox Premium)[edit]

  • Fox Premium Action
  • Fox Premium Comedy
  • Fox Premium Movies
  • Fox Premium Family
  • Fox Premium Cinema
  • Fox Premium Classics
  • Fox Premium 1 (Brazil only)
  • Fox Premium 2 (Brazil only)

Basic-tier channels[edit]

  • FXM Latin America (2017- ): Replaced The Film Zone.
  • Cinecanal (1993–present): Mix of new releases and slightly older films, also shows films previously shown on Moviecity/Fox+ and before any other basic-tier pay-TV channel. Before 2010 it was part of the premium-labelled networks of the company.

Defunct Brands[edit]

  • The Film Zone (1999-2017): Offered 3 independent films from the Sundance Channel[1][6] and films previously shown on Moviecity/Fox+ and Cinecanal.
  • Moviecity (1997 - November 3, 2014): New releases only
  • Cinecanal2 (1996 - 2009): Mix of new releases and slightly older films
  • Cinecanal Classic (2004 - 2009): Classic movies


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Erin Moriarty (July 10, 2000). "LAPTV finds right Latin channel". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Juan Fernandez Gonzalez (March 10, 2013). "Fox International owns 100% of LAPTV". Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Ulin, Jeff. Page 278. The business of media distribution: monetizing film, TV, and video content. Taylor & Francis US, 2010.
  4. ^ "FOX International Channels to Acquire Additional Stake in LAPTV from MGM". FOX International Channels website. 2012-05-22.
  5. ^ Fox+ Video Presentation - YouTube
  6. ^ "Moviecity Cronología". LAPTV. 2012-05-22.

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