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Americans will soon be able to watch Cuban TV from their living rooms

Luis Silva (center) is the actor who plays the main role of Panfilo in Vivir del Cuento, the most popular and sometimes politically-tinged comedy show in Cuba.
Luis Silva (center) is the actor who plays the main role of Panfilo in Vivir del Cuento, the most popular and sometimes politically-tinged comedy show in Cuba. Courtesy

Most Cubans on the island prefer television series and movies made in the United States to escape a state-controlled television system they deem as boring, but one new U.S. channel will become the first totally dedicated to transmitting programs made in Cuba.

CubaMax TV will carry not just programs produced by state TV but also will transmit a broad range of movies and documentaries, many of them created independently by Cubans on the island and around the world, said Miguel Martín López, a representative of Idaobex Living, which acquired the rights to the Cuban content.

The satellite channel, which will transmit 24 hours a day, seeks to be “a window on Cuban culture,” said Alfredo Rodríguez, vice president of DishLatino, which has the exclusive rights to carry the channel starting this week.

Read the full story at InCubaToday.

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