Lionsgate Launches Spanish-Language SVOD Service Pantaya

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group have teamed up to launch Pantaya, a Spanish-language over-the-top (OTT) service in the US. The new service features films from Lionsgate’s 16,000-title library dubbed in Spanish, including "Dirty Dancing" and the "Crank" action franchise as well as the Oscar-nominated "Amores Perros."

Pantaya will also feature titles from Pantelion Films, which owns rights to more than 70% of the top-grossing movies from Mexico from the past five years, including "No Manches Frida" and the blockbuster "Instructions Not Included," one of the highest-grossing Spanish-language films of all time.

In addition, Pantaya will also offer first run access to recent releases such as the animated film "Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos," "Ladrones" starring Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yañez, and "¿Que Le Dijiste a Dios?," a musical comedy based on the songs by the late Mexican artist Juan Gabriel.

"Pantaya will be the one-stop-shop for fans of Spanish-language films to find the best, biggest and newest titles from the Spanish-speaking world unavailable on other platforms," said Pantelion Films and Pantaya Chief Executive Officer Paul Presburger. "With our focus on exclusive premium content, our knowledge of the Hispanic consumer, and the breadth of our offering, we are positioned to deliver an OTT service to Spanish-language and bilingual consumers that is second to none."