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|Headquarters||Atlanta, GA, USA|
Number of locations
|Latin America except Brazil
|Revenue||$75 million (2000)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Fox Networks Group
(21st Century Fox)
|Website||http://www.laptv.com (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 (United International Pictures, distributor of the movies of Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and MGM/UA, and 20th Century Fox) 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 in 1993 with Universal Studios joining later. On May 22, 2012, Fox International Channels acquired MGM's stake in LAP TV. 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. 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. Operations of Cinecanal and Film Zone won't be affected.
- FOX 1 (SD and HD)
- FOX Action (SD and HD)
- Fox Comedy (SD and HD)
- Fox Movies (SD and HD)
- Fox Family (SD and HD)
- Fox Cinema (SD only)
- Fox Classics (SD only)
- Film Zone (1999–present): Offers 3 independent films from the Sundance Channel and films previously shown on Moviecity/Fox+ and Cinecanal.
- Cinecanal (United States) (1993–present): Mix of new releases and slightly older films, also shows films previously shown on Moviecity/Fox+ and before any other basic cable channel. Before 2010 it was part of the Premium package of the company.
- 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
- Erin Moriarty (July 10, 2000). "LAPTV finds right Latin channel". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
- Juan Fernandez Gonzalez (March 10, 2013). "Fox International owns 100% of LAPTV". rapidtvnews.com. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
- Ulin, Jeff. Page 278. The business of media distribution: monetizing film, TV, and video content. Taylor & Francis US, 2010. books.google.com.
- "FOX International Channels to Acquire Additional Stake in LAPTV from MGM". FOX International Channels website. 2012-05-22.
- Fox+ Video Presentation - YouTube
- "Moviecity Cronología". LAPTV. 2012-05-22.
- Official website (Defunct, redirects to Fox International Channels Latin America website)
- Official Site (Spanish)
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