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Apple launches iTunes Latino

Apple today announced the launch of iTunes Latino, a new area within the U.S. iTunes Store featuring top Latin music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks and podcasts. Apple said iTunes Latino offers “hundreds of thousands” of Latin and international music tracks, including a number of exclusive tracks and albums. Genres include Regional Mexicano, Rock Alternativo, Baladas y Boleros, Pop Latino, Reggaeton and Hip-Hop.

As part of the launch of iTunes Latino, Apple announced that Telemundo and mun2 are now offering popular Spanish-language and bilingual television programming on the iTunes Store. The new content includes Telemundo’s “Pasion de Gavilanes,” “El Cuerpo del Deseo” and “Decisiones.” mun2, the popular Latino youth network, is currently offering reality content such as “mun2: The Immigration Special.” The shows sell for $1.99 each.

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Comments

1

Ooh, for a moment I thought they had finally launched an iTunes Store for latin america… but no such luck. We’re still in the dark.

Posted by Guillermo on November 1, 2006 at 9:16 AM (PDT)

2

cool. is a start for more good programming aim to Spanish speaking iTunes users

Posted by gbendana on November 1, 2006 at 9:28 AM (PDT)

3

It is a shame that the Latin programming on USA is awful, actually very, very awful. Telemundo, Univision etc think that we, the Latin people in USA, are tacky.

Posted by JaRa76 on November 1, 2006 at 9:42 AM (PDT)

4

I agree that USA spanish TV broadcasting is “awfull”. It is mainly geared towards the older non english speaking abuela generation. The young billingual crown has more options with the regular networks. iTunes is not for abuela. The industry will market its services to the population with $dinero$ and iTunes recognizes that latin america is a money making arena.

Posted by Escorpion on November 1, 2006 at 9:54 AM (PDT)

5

I disagree somewhat with JaRa76 and Escorpoin. Creating an individual “latino” hub of everything they have in iTunes is great because, believe it or not, my “abuela” and my “madre” all have their iPods and I enjoy browsing with them all the music that iTunes has to offer to them, purchasing it for them, and have them enjoy it on their ipod. The amazed look they have when they listen to music they have not listen to in years and the ability of me bringing back that feeling for only 99c per song is not a bad deal. Now it is all conveniently located in one place. I think this might work out pretty good, though I do feel bad for my brother in Southern America still waiting, but maybe this might be the first step.

Posted by djJASMAN in California on November 1, 2006 at 2:19 PM (PDT)

6

Mr. Jobs, we want a “real” Latin iTunes Store! When we Latinos actually living IN Latin America have access to a dedicated iTS for we can buy music in our own countries, THAT’ll be something. That said, I agree with a previous comment: Univision, Telemundo, and other similar networks are just garbage. Televisa cr*p anyone?

Posted by Rolando on November 1, 2006 at 4:03 PM (PDT)

7

Well… I don’t give a s*** about TV programming because even some US TV shows really suck. The important thing here is that there is a progress with a dedicated space for latin music in iTunes. The REAL DEAL would be buying music outside the US, other than that the rest is pure cr**.

Posted by PlainOldiPod on November 1, 2006 at 4:36 PM (PDT)

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