The Weather Channel/El Canal del Tiempo to join DIRECTV PARA TODOS Programming Lineup.
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Spanish-speaking television viewers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. will have a new weather information source when The Weather Channel/El Canal del Tiempo joins the DIRECTV PARA TODOS(TM) Programming lineup beginning in early March.
DIRECTV PARA TODOS is the new bilingual digital television service from DIRECTV for Spanish-speaking households in the United States.
&uot;We are very pleased with the addition of The Weather Channel/El Canal del Tiempo to the DIRECTV PARA TODOS service,&uot; said Eduardo Ruiz, president of The Weather Channel/El Canal del Tiempo. &uot;The signing of this agreement is a very important step for our company in its introduction to the Hispanic market in the United States.&uot;
&uot;The Weather Channel/El Canal del Tiempo will be a welcome addition to our programming lineup, especially for our customers who maintain close ties to their families in Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. ,&uot; said Yolanda Macias, vice president, PARA TODOS Programming and International Services. &uot;Not only will viewers in the United States receive the latest weather-related news from Latin America, but their regional or local weather with updates every 10 minutes.&uot;
The DIRECTV PARA TODOS System, which receives the DIRECTV PARA TODOS programming service, is now available at selected retailers in 10 U.S. markets including, Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Miami, Houston, San Jose/San Francisco, Dallas, El Paso, Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego and Phoenix. The receiving equipment will be available nationwide by early March.
The Weather Channel/El Canal del Tiempo is the only Spanish language weather information network that has 24 hours a day of programming available and reaches more than 5 million households in Latin America and the United States. The service provides local, national, regional and international forecasts seven days a week. The Weather Channel is owned by Landmark Communications, a communications company based in Norfolk, Virginia with global interests, which include other cable channels, InfiNet (an Internet access provider See ISP.
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