Azteca Networks, the provider of Azteca América and DIRECTV announced the launch of Azteca México, a new 24-hour satellite-only channel to be aired through DIRECTV Más in the US. Azteca México offers exclusive programming from TV Azteca’s three Mexican networks: Channel 7, 13 and Proyecto 40 and will differ from programming viewers receive on broadcast net Azteca América. Azteca México will air on Channel 442 nationwide and is identified in programming guides as AZM 442.
To celebrate the new network’s launch, Azteca América and DIRECTV held star-studded, private VIP reception last night in Hollywood. Celebs included Pati Chapoy (Ventaneando América), Renán Almendárez Coello "El Cucuy" (Azte Pa’ Cá), Javier Alatorre (Hechos), Yahir (La Academia), Claudia Álvarez (Bellezas Indomables), Diego Olivera (Vivir Por Ti), Omar Fierro (Vivir Por Ti), Fernando del Solar (Venga la Alegría), Mónica Castañeda (Famosos en Jaque), Eduardo Xol (ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), and Emiliano Diez (formerly with The George Lopez Show).