MIAMI – DISH and Sling TV are launching a new channel that will bring Cuban movies and television shows to the U.S.
The companies say CUBAMAX TV will be the first channel in the United States to provide a variety of programs such as telenovelas, movies, children’s shows and music videos by Cuban artists.
The new channel’s goal is to reconnect Cuban-Americans with the heritage of their country of origin.
One of the featured shows on the network will be “Vivir del Cuento,” one of the most popular shows in Cuba. The show stars an 80-year-old retired man named Panfilo, played by actor and comedian Luis Silva, who jokes about his life struggles.
Panfilo appeared in two sketches with President Barack Obama tied to his visit earlier this year.