Robert Rodriguez‘s El Rey Network has given horror fans many films and series including the “From Dusk Till Dawn” series that ran from 2014-2016. Now, Rodriguez is taking El Rey and turning it into a Latino-centered streaming service which he has teamed up with Cinedigm for, Variety reports.
“In partnership with Cinedigm, El Rey Network will relaunch as an over-the-top streaming service available on platforms including connected TVs, digital set-top boxes, media-streaming devices, and the web,” Variety states. “In addition, Cinedigm will work with El Rey to ink deals with advertisers on custom content. Cinedigm also will distribute Rodriguez’s feature film Red 11 and the companion docuseries, Rebel Without a Crew: The Robert Rodriguez Film School, exclusively to OTT platforms.”
“El Rey has always been a network for the people — a mainstream outlet where we discover diverse, independent voices,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “The fact that we can also now make our catalogue of kick-ass programming available for free to all gives me enormous joy.” He continued, “As audiences move deliberately to streaming, it was important for me to democratize our platform so that the masses have the opportunity to see themselves in our lineup of curated, inclusive and entertaining content. This is a huge win in every way, and I want to thank Cinedigm for putting fans first with this new alliance.”
We’ll keep you posted as news continues to come in.