Vme Airs Spanish-Language Version of 'Kennedys'

The Vme network will offer "Los Kennedy," the Spanish-language version of the mini-series that was scheduled to run on the History channel, but after some controversy aired on ReelzChannel.

Vme, which was conceived as a digital multicast channel in partnership with public TV stations, did not announce a premiere date for the eight-part series about the Kennedy family.

The 3-year-old Spanish-language network moved into the upfront market by offering what it calls "brand entitlements."

Vme, which says it is available in more than 10 million U.S. Hispanic homes, will also launch "Piratas," a drama about an attempt to infiltrate a pirate crew in the 18th century, and two pop culture-type shows: "E3," an entertainment news and pop culture offering, and "Game40," a weekly show about video games aimed at bilingual and bicultural younger Hispanics.

Also coming is Red Bull "Cliptomaniacs" about extreme sports.

The network runs considerable preschool programming, including Spanish versions of "Barney," "Bob the Builder," "Angelina Ballerina" and "Thomas & Friends."

Vme, a partnership between New York's WNET public broadcasting outlet and private investors, has cable and satellite carriage as well as its multicast presence.



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