MIAMI, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMTV) ("Hemisphere" or the "Company"), the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with leading broadcast and cable television and digital content platforms, today announced Televisión Dominicana, the official television network for the U.S. Dominican community, has reached a multi-year agreement with the Dominican Professional Baseball Winter League (LIDOM, for its Spanish acronym) to air games on the network. Beginning in October, viewers will be able to enjoy up to seven games per week. The 2018-2019 regular season will run through December, with playoffs beginning in January.
Televisión Dominicana has exclusive U.S. television rights to the home games of Las Estrellas Orientales, Los Gigantes del Cibao, Los Leones del Escogido, and Los Toros del Este, which will include the regular season and playoff games.
"In the U.S., baseball is America's pastime, but in the Dominican Republic, it is a way of life. Not only is it the number one sport in the country, it has also created some of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game, making the DR a baseball powerhouse," said Francisco Gimenez, General Manager of Cable Networks for Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. the network's parent company. "Renewing our rights to LIDOM allows us to continue to fulfill our promise to provide our audience with the best sports and entertainment programming from their home country, allowing them to stay connected to their culture."
The Dominican Professional Baseball Winter League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world, and has been an incubator, as well as the offseason home, for top-tier MLB players such as six-time MLB Allstar Jose Bautista and current Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz, along with former legends David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Vladimir Guerrero and Sammy Sosa, who have also participated in the league.
For more information and a complete schedule, viewers can visit www.televisiondominicana.tv.
Televisión Dominicana is distributed by many of the largest cable, satellite and telco providers in the country. Televisión Dominicana is a subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
About Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.: Televisón Dominicana is a subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMTV), the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with leading broadcast and cable television and digital content platforms. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hemisphere owns and operates five leading U.S. Hispanic cable networks, two Latin American cable networks, and the leading broadcast television network in Puerto Rico, and has ownership interests in Canal 1, the #3 national broadcast television network in Colombia, Pantaya, a Spanish-language OTT service in the U.S., and REMEZCLA, an influential digital media company.
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