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October 24, 2016

Castalia Communications To Bring Rai Com Operas To Moviegoers In Latin America & Expand Event Cinema

Event screenings of major entertainment not readily accessible to vast numbers of fans worldwide have now become the standard for EVENT cinemas audiences. RAI Com have appointed Castalia Communications as its distribution agent for its All'Opera productions in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Castalia will arrange with cinema venues in Latin America to feature events from the All'Opera 2016/2017 season.


October 24, 2016

Castalia Communications to bring RAI Com operas to movie goers in Latin America

RAI Com announced today it has appointed Castalia Communications as its distribution agent for its All’Opera productions in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Castalia will arrange with cinema venues in Latin America to feature events from the All’Opera 2016/2017 season.


October 24, 2016

RAI Com Introduces ‘Pio Rocks!–The Series’

...In additional Rai Com news, the company has Castalia Communications as its distribution agent for its All’Opera productions in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Castalia will feature events from the 2016-2017 All’Opera season in Latin American cinema venues.


October 24, 2016

Castalia Communications to bring in operas

Cannes – RAI Com announced it has appointed Castalia Communications as its distribution agent for its All’Opera productions in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Castalia will arrange with cinema venues in Latin America to feature events from the All’Opera 2016/2017 season.

The collaboration with Castalia will enable opera-loving audiences in the region to experience some of the most beautiful performances in HD and 4K with Dolby Surround sound directly from historic and renowned venues and locations in Italy, while in the comfortable setting of their local cinema.


July 25, 2016

HITN and Mexicanal partner to bring coverage of presidential campaign events to US Hispanic audience

HITN, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, and Mexicanal announced an agreement to air coverage of the political conventions and upcoming presidential debates in Spanish scheduled to take place later in the fall.


May 19, 2016

INTX- Luis Torres de Mexicanal: En desarrollo de nuestra primera serie de ficción totalmente Mexico

Maribel Ramos-Weiner, Boston). En el marco del segundo día de INTX 2016 en Boston, Luis Torres-Bohl, presidente y CEO de Mexicanal y fundador y presidente de Castalia Communications, anunció que están en el proceso de desarrollar la primera serie de ficción de la empresa. La serie será producida totalmente en México.


April 11, 2016

All Nations Network Seeks Native Niche

Bridges and Castalia Communications SVP Bob Watson, handling the distribution side, have been pitching ANN to U.S. distributors as a 24-hour network with news, sports and kids’ fare in addition to the primetime originals, with more meetings planned at INTX in Boston. So far, distributors have said it’s “unique” and “worthwhile,” Watson said.

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February 24, 2016

APTN firming up plans for All Nations Network U.S. launch

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The endeavor was first announced in May of last year, when APTN revealed it was partnering with U.S.-based Castalia Communications to develop a channel targeting Aboriginal peoples in America.

A spokesperson for the net tells realscreen that a launch date has not yet been set, but is expected for the second half of 2016. ANN execs are presently in distributor meetings.

The New Mexico-headquartered operation is said to be the first of its kind to cater to both Native and non-Native audiences in the U.S. and will also feature sports, feature films and children’s programming. All content will be written, produced and directed by Native Americans, among others, according to the net.

A recent release issued by APTN notes that network distribution in the U.S. is being represented by Castalia Communications. Native American filmmaker Chris Eyre will also be working closely with ANN ahead of the American launch.

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February 21, 2016

A TV Network for Native Americans

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If there’s one thing most television lovers and critics have come to agree on in the last few years, it’s that the medium has become more racially diverse. If challenged by a skeptic on this subject, I’d cheerfully rattle off the names of great and popular shows currently on air starring and created by people of color. See? Progress!

And yet, maybe not so much. I can count the number of Native American characters—not even shows—that I’ve personally seen on TV in the last year on one hand. There’s the Wamapoke Indian chief Ken Hotate, who appeared in the final season of Parks and Recreation, played by the wonderful Jonathan Joss, who is of Comanche and Apache descent. There’s the terrifying 1970s enforcer Hanzee Dent, a second-season Fargo fan favorite, played by Zahn McClarnon, who’s of Hunkpapa heritage. And then there’s the spoiled Manhattan socialite Jacqueline Voorhees from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, played by Jane Krakowski, who’s Polish, French Canadian, and Scottish..

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February 21, 2016

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Announces U.S. Sister Network—All Nations Network

SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwired - February 19, 2016) - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), a Canadian based cable channel dedicated exclusively to indigenous content, has committed to launching All Nations Network (ANN) in the U.S. ANN will be the first network to bring both native and non-native audiences in the U.S. a 24-hour network providing native news, sports, scripted, lifestyle, feature-length movies and children's programming written, produced, and directed by Native Americans, among others. Network distribution in the U.S. is being represented by Castalia Communications.