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    El Rey Network and Shaw Brothers

    Celestial signs pacts with El Rey
    27 February, 2014 | By Liz Shackleton

    Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures has signed a multi-year content deal with El Rey Network, the new cable channel established by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.

    Under the agreement, El Rey Network will offer subscribers titles from the Shaw Brothers library such as The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, The Sword Of Swords, The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter and The Flying Guillotine.

    The films, which will be presented with English subtitles and English dubbed tracks, will screen throughout the network’s schedule and during its monthly Saturday kungfu marathon. The next marathon will air March 1 and features The One Armed Swordsman trilogy.

    Robert Rodriguez said: “Long before El Rey Network was born, I had many of the Shaw Brothers films on my playlist at home. It was a hard drive that had my hit list of personal favorites and certainly these titles were among the best in kung-fu films.

    “They are action-packed and still have cult status among fans of the genre. We are thrilled to partner with Celestial Pictures on this collection as it is a perfect addition to our existing line-up of renegade programming.”

    Celestial Pictures, Saban Capital and Lionsgate jointly own Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), which operates pay-TV channels such as Celestial Movies and KIX and distributes content for Asian audiences.

    El Rey is a 24-hour English-language network curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective. Content includes original dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, horror/sci-fi and next-generation sports. Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures jointly own the network with a minority stake held by Univision Communications.
    This is the first I've heard of El Rey. Anyone subscribe to it already?
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    More on El Rey

    Gordon Liu’s “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” and Stephen Chow’s “Out of the Dark” are available on iTunes now here in America. I'm just waiting for a free night to watch 36 again.

    El Rey: Robert Rodriguez's ambitious, flawed attempt to launch 'the people's network'
    The upstart channel and its flagship original series both have problems — but they're the first step toward a more diverse TV landscape
    By Scott Meslow | 6:15am ET


    Give Rodriguez credit for coming out guns blazing. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


    n 1992, director Robert Rodriguez clawed his way into the film industry with the $7,000 indie movie El Mariachi, which he partially financed by serving as a human lab rat. It's been 22 years and 14 movies since then, but his latest project — an upstart TV channel called El Rey, which premiered its first original series last night — is his most ambitious yet. Whether it can live up to that ambition is another question.

    In a promotional video for El Rey, Rodriguez outlined his grand vision. "I had a quest for diversity in filmmaking and in media. I have now founded the El Rey television network, which is going to be exciting, addictive, visceral entertainment — but with an eye towards keeping that diversity. Having the face of the network more resemble the face of the country. This is the people's network."

    The truth, of course, is a little more modest than that. El Rey launched in December 2013, and its current collection of programming consists mainly of syndicated shows like Starsky & Hutch, Dark Angel, Miami Vice, and The X-Files — a collection that seems less like a concentrated effort to increase TV diversity and more like a grab bag of cheap content that has earned Rodriguez's stamp of approval.

    But he is unquestionably serious about the question of diversity. At a recent event, Rodriguez explained the genesis of the idea that led to El Rey. As Rodriguez tells it, Bob and Harvey Weinstein — the producers behind his successful Spy Kids series — didn't understand why the central family was of Hispanic descent. Rodriguez was only able to make them understand by putting his idea in the context of another, more famous superspy franchise: "You don't have to be British to watch James Bond." He believes that with the right series featuring actors of Hispanic descent, he can achieve similar crossover appeal, offering new opportunities for actors and filmmakers who have been traditionally marginalized by Hollywood.


    (Facebook.com/Spy Kids)

    In person, Rodriguez is both enthusiastic and thoughtful about his work, and his approach to television is unconventional — but in an age of streaming content and binge-watching, it's also forward-thinking. He scoffs at the idea of a pilot season, arguing that "it's better just to do a series" than spend so much time and money on something that might never see the light of day. And he's not particularly concerned about how his projects are initially received. "You don't really care if the audience gets it first," Rodriguez explains. "You're making something for the long haul."

    That belief has made Rodriguez something of a trailblazer in the film industry. It led to films like Sin City — a hyper-stylized, hyper-violent black-and-white anthology film. (Despite Rodriguez's own low expectations, Sin City was a solid theatrical hit.) It led him to experiment with 3D movie-making in 2003's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and 2005's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, which came long before major Hollywood studios saw the potential of the format. It has also led Rodriguez to a string of flops, including Grindhouse, a 2007 collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, and last year's Machete Kills.

    And now, that belief has formed the backbone of El Rey, which is clearly a direct product of Rodriguez's personal and idiosyncratic interests. Rodriguez likes to tell an anecdote about an early, rudimentary attempt to make his own "television network": A continuous stream of his favorite movies and TV shows, which he played on a loop on a television at his house.

    In its current form, El Rey doesn't seem all that different than a public version of the trick Rodriguez employed to make sure he could always watch something he liked on his TV. El Rey's official website doubles as a kind of mission statement, dividing its programming into five categories: Grindhouse, cult horror, kung fu flicks, bullets & brawlers, and badass TV. Yesterday, El Rey aired the Shaw Brothers-produced kung fu movie Executioners From Shaolin, the long-overlooked action flick Rolling Thunder, and Rodriguez's own El Mariachi; today, El Rey is showing long, uninterrupted blocks of X-Files and Starsky & Hutch reruns, along with three hours of the syndicated courtroom show Texas Justice.


    (Facebook.com/From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series)

    But the next phase of El Rey's evolution came last night, when the network premiered its first original drama: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which is based on Rodriguez's 1996 action/horror flick of the same name. Rodriguez explains that El Rey "wanted to come out swinging" with its first original drama, but it's an odd choice. The movie From Dusk Till Dawn follows a pair of bank-robbing brothers as they take shelter in a Mexican strip club that turns out to be a vampires' lair — and despite the much-maligned direct-to-DVD sequels, it is a very closed-ended story. (Glancing over Rodriguez's filmography, Sin City, Machete, and even Spy Kids seem to have far more series potential.)

    The pilot was the only episode screened for critics, and it extends the original narrative while hewing very closely to its original plot. Rodriguez himself shot the pilot, and it shows. D.J. Cotrona makes for a fine small-screen facsimile of George Clooney, and — at the risk of ****ing with faint praise — Zane Holtz is actually an improvement on Quentin Tarantino, who co-starred in the original film. The TV show's major innovation is a second protagonist: A Texas Ranger played by Jesse Garcia, who vows to hunt the brothers down.

    It all feels frustratingly familiar, and it comes alongside a heaping dose of sexism: There are four women in the pilot, and three of them are victims. It's a glaring problem, and it will only get worse if From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series doesn't address it within the first five minutes of episode two. If El Rey really wants to become "the people's network," it needs to stop being the Robert Rodriguez network — which will mean offering more than the violent genre content that makes up the vast majority of El Rey's current programming.

    For all its flaws, the pilot for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series does make good on one aspect of the promise of El Rey: It really is far more diverse than the average TV series, in a way that's both immediately apparent and immediately gratifying. It's a mission that El Rey is poised to double down on with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's Matador, a "Latino James Bond-type series" scheduled to debut in July.

    In an attempt to boil down El Rey's mission statement, Rodriguez says he wanted to make "a network that was for everybody, yet had an eye for more diversity." He's halfway there.
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    The last fight scene betwen Hung WaiTing and PaiMei's cohort in Clan of the White Lotus is on El Rey right now in full 1080p!

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    Ride with el rey!

    Flying Five Finger One Armed Eight Pole Shaolin Exploding Death Touch Thursdays ROCK! A classic Kung Fu double feature uncut every Thursday. I'm totally hooked and have dedicated my Thursdays to EL REY. As wenshu said, last night was Clan of the White Lotus (1980) the sequel to Executioners of Shaolin (1977) PLUS Clan of Amazons (1978) which was a very amusing film that I hadn't seen before (or at least, don't remember).

    I'm thinking this needs its own thread soon.
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    Way of the Turkey

    I just got the following press release from EL REY NETWORK.

    What an amazing line-up of films!

    TUNE IN: “WAY OF THE TURKEY” THANKSGIVING KUNG FU MARATHON FEATURING 48 HOURS OF ACTION-PACKED KUNG FU FILMS BEGINNING
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27th AT 6 AM ET ON EL REY NETWORK

    Marathon Includes a Special Tribute Airing of “Enter the Dragon” on November 27th at 10:12 AM: The Exact Day and Time of Bruce Lee’s Birth

    Join El Rey Network for a Thanksgiving kung fu marathon that brings you 48 hours of some of the greatest kung fu films of our time, airing Thursday, November 27th starting at 6 AM ET and concluding on Saturday, November 29th at 3:15 AM ET

    The marathon will begin at the crack of dawn with “Challenge of the Masters” on Thursday, November 27th at 6 AM ET, and culminate with “Blood Brothers” on Saturday, November 29th at 3:15 AM ET. El Rey Network will also honor film star and martial arts master Bruce Lee, airing his final film “Enter the Dragon” on what would have been his 74th birthday.

    The films will air in the following order:

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27th

    “Challenge of the Masters” at 6 AM ET
    A young man (Gordon Liu) wants to learn kung fu and to enter the traditional Lion Dance Festival. In the midst of all of this is a mysterious killer with a lethal death kick. This story teaches the essence of what true kung fu is all about.

    “The Deadly Breaking Sword” at 8 AM ET
    The Deadly Breaking Sword elevated director Sun Chung to the martial arts director ranks of Chang Cheh. Starring the incomparable Ti Lung and Jackie Chan's kung-fu comedic rival Alexander Fu Sheng, acclaimed fight choreographer Tang Chia had a field day increasing the stars' venomous fighting appeal. Armed with the "Deadly Breaking Sword" technique, Tuen Cheng-tsin (Ti Lung) unites with thief Ko Mun (Alexander Fu Sheng) to defeat an assassin being "acupuncturingly" controlled by the evil Dr. Kuo.

    “Enter the Dragon” at 10:12 AM ET (7:12 PT the time Bruce Lee was born on this day in 1940 in San Francisco, the year and hour of the Dragon)
    A martial arts expert named Lee is hired by a government agency to infiltrate the operation of a criminal, organizing a martial arts tournament to front his illegal drugs empire. Han, the leader of this operation, is a former member of Lee’s Shaolin Temple turned rogue and Lee is considered the best candidate to enter the tournament as a competitor, giving him the opportunity to investigate.

    “All Men Are Brothers “at 12:30 PM ET
    This is the long-awaited sequel to the martial arts blockbuster "Water Margin", which was released in America on video as "Seven Blows of the Dragon." So now, finally, its many international fans can see this action-packed follow-up, based on one of China's most enduring 14th Century novels. Also known as "Seven Soldiers of Kung Fu" and "108 Heroes," it is truly an epic by any name, featuring a cast of perennial kung fu favorites, and no less than four action choreographers!

    “The Kung-Fu Instructor” at 2:45 PM ET
    The Kung-fu Instructor was director Sun Chung's loose homage to Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo where unlike hero Sanjuro being a gruff, snarling, drunk swordsman looking for a drink, beloved actor Ti Lung plays an upright, righteous, weapon instructor looking to keep his limbs. Sun became the first Shaw Brothers' director to use a Steadicam giving the action a unique brand of tension and rhythm. Celebrated martial arts choreographer Tang Chia did wonders with the pole fights.

    “Ten Tigers of Kwangtung” at 5:00 PM_ET
    Two men seek to avenge the death of their relative, who was searching for the Anti-Change leader. They locate five students who were trained by the Ten tigers. As they talk, you learn how the Ten Tigers got involved.

    “The Deadly Breaking Sword” at 7:00 PM ET
    [See description above]

    “All Men Are Brothers “at 9:15 PM ET
    [See description above]

    “The Kung-Fu Instructor” at 11:30 PM ET
    [See description above]

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

    “Kid from Kwangtung” at 1:45 AM_ET
    Respected actor and action choreographer Hsu Hsia didn't waste his chance to direct -- inviting three other kung-fu designers to help on this fight-filled thriller. Wang Yu, co-star of such classics as Dirty Ho and The Kid With A Tattoo, here takes center stage as a young rascal caught between master martial arts actor Jen Shih-kuan (“Once Upon A Time In China”) and violent Huang Cheng-li (“Snake In The Eagle's Shadow”). From there on, it's one masterful kung-fu bout after another.

    “Challenge of the Masters” at 4:00 AM_ET
    [See description above]

    “Ten Tigers of Kwangtung” at 6:00 AM_ET
    [See description above]

    “Kid from Kwangtung” at 8:15 AM_ET
    [See description above]

    “Mad Monkey Kung Fu” at 10:30 AM ET
    Liu Chia Liang and Kara Hui Ying Hung star as traveling stage performers in an opera troupe. They wander into a town where an evil rich man (Lo Lieh) falls for his sister and frames him for the rape of his wife, so that his sister will agree to be his concubine. He takes a mischievous, but kind-hearted street kid (Hsiao Ho) under his wing and teaches him the secrets of "Monkey-boxing".

    “Legendary Weapons of China” at 1 PM ET
    Foreigners have invaded China and the Boxer Rebellion has begun. The kung fu schools band together against their new enemy - the Gun. The head of the I-Ho Society Lei Kung (Liu Chia Liang) disbands his school, knowing that they're no match against the foreign weapons and goes into hiding as a woodcutter. Masters from other school send hired killers after him to silence him because they want others to believe that kung fu practitioners are invincible against guns.

    “Golden Swallow” at 3:15 PM ET
    The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang bring the Golden Swallow of King Hu's Come Drink With Me back to life again in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, intrigue and stunning action. Cheng Pei-pei's Golden Swallow finds her peaceful life shattered when an unrequited suitor starts a killing spree in her good name, the two men in her life also race towards a final showdown.

    “Blood Brothers” at 5:30 PM ET
    Set in the waning years of the Ching Dynasty, this dramatic, tragic, romantic, blood-soaked martial arts tale of betrayal and revenge explores one of the most sensational scandals in Chinese history and marked the true ascension of its director and actors to superstar status. In fact, Ti Lung won Taiwan's Golden Horse Award for Outstanding Performance as the challenging role of a jealous provincial governor who kills his friend in order to steal the man's wife.

    “Mad Monkey Kung Fu” at 8:30 PM ET
    [See description above]

    “Legendary Weapons of China” at 10:45 PM ET
    [See description above]

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

    “Golden Swallow” at 1:00 AM ET
    [See description above]

    “Blood Brothers” at 3:15 AM ET
    [See description above]

    We hope you will consider posting about or highlighting the marathon for your readers.

    About El Rey Network
    El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
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    Guess who our newest sponsor is....EL REY!

    Check this out: http://www.elreynetwork.com/vault/kung-fu
    Like this: https://www.facebook.com/ElReyNetwork
    And RIDE WITH EL REY!

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    Slightly OT

    El Rey is advertising with us, so they have my attention. And even though it's not martial arts, who here can resist a Kaiju Christmas?

    From Press Release:
    Join El Rey Network for a “Kaiju Christmas” marathon that brings you over 48 hours of giant monster mania featuring the original King of the Monsters, Godzilla. El Rey Network is celebrating the iconic fire-breather with a mega marathon that befits this behemoth’s pop culture impact.

    The Godzilla marathon stomps into homes with the original film that started it all, Gojira on Wednesday, December 24, at 6 PM ET and culminates with Godzilla vs. Biollante on Saturday, December 27, at 3:45 AM ET.

    The “Kaiju Christmas” Godzilla films will air in the following order:

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24

    Gojira at 6:00 PM ET
    In the very first Godzilla film, a 400-foot-tall mutant dinosaur called Gojira, awakened from the depths of the sea, becomes a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath. Crushing ships, villages, and buildings in his wake, Gojira marches toward Tokyo.

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters at 8:15 PM ET
    American reporter Steve Martin witnesses a 400-foot amphibious monster, brought back to life by underwater nuclear testing, go on a rampage through Tokyo.

    Rodan at 10:30 PM ET
    A giant pterodactyl whose wings create massive, destructive winds as it flies by makes its way to Japan.

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25

    Ghidorrah: The Three-Headed Monster at 12:15 AM ET
    The citizens of Tokyo are subjected to an ill-tempered atomic mutant: the triple-headed Ghidrah, who breathes electric volts in all directions.

    Godzilla Raids Again at 2:15 AM ET
    Tsukioka and Kobayashi fly scout planes for a small fishing fleet, based in Osaka. A mechanical problem forces Kobayashi to set his plane down on remote Iwato island, and as he and Tsukioka are trying to make repairs, they are drawn to the sound of a horrendous conflagration and discover two enormous dinosaurs battling each other amid the snowy wastes of the island.

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero at 4:00 AM ET
    Following discovery of the mysterious Planet X in our solar system, a joint U.S./Japanese space exploratory mission is organized. The explorers discover aliens who claim their planet has been under constant attack from the powerful Monster Zero.

    Godzilla vs. Mothra at 6:00 AM ET
    A battle royale between two of Japan’s most dangerous threats.

    Godzilla’s Revenge at 8:00 AM ET
    A precocious little boy has real-life traumas including harassment by bullies and kidnapping by a gang of bank robbers. He escapes these dilemmas mainly by taking frequent naps, during which he dreams of journeys to Monster Island to partake in Godzilla’s exploits.

    Terror of Mechagodzilla at 9:45 AM ET
    A race of malevolent aliens bent on world domination unleash the ultimate weapon of destruction on mankind, leaving them with no hope for survival but the power of the mighty Godzilla.

    Godzilla vs. Biollante at 11:30 AM ET
    After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.

    Gojira at 1:45 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters at 4:00 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Rodan at 6:30 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Ghidorrah: The Three-Headed Monster at 8:15 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla Raids Again at 10:15 PM ET
    [See description above]

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26th

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero at 12:00 Midnight ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla vs. Mothra at 2:15 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla’s Revenge at 4:15 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Terror of Mechagodzilla at 6:00 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla vs. Biollante at 7:45 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Gojira at 10:00 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters at 12:15 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Rodan at 2:30 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Ghidorrah: The Three-Headed Monster at 4:15 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla Raids Again at 6:15 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero at 8:00 PM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla vs. Mothra at 10:15 PM ET
    [See description above]

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27th

    Godzilla’s Revenge at 12:15 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Terror of Mechagodzilla at 2:00 AM ET
    [See description above]

    Godzilla vs. Biollante at 3:45 AM ET
    [See description above]
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    Chinese New Year KUNG FU MARATHON - All Day - Feb. 19 on EL REY NETWORK

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    Mutton For Punishment

    The Chinese New Year Marathon on EL REY is called Mutton For Punishment (2015 is the year of the Ram). They are showing five films - I think one is Five Deadly Venoms from the preview - but I'm not sure. As soon as I see a full roster, I'll post it here.
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    Suddenlink

    El Rey Network to Launch on Suddenlink
    2/03/2015 04:59:04 PM

    Austin, TX, Feb. 3, 2015 -- Today, Suddenlink and El Rey Network announced that the network is now available to Suddenlink customers in selected cities across the country. El Rey Network is an English-language general entertainment network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Spy Kids, Machete). Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless original scripted and unscripted programming, movies, and cult-classic acquired series that awaken the renegade in everyone. Current original series airing on El Rey Network include “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, the Lucha Libre wrestling series “Lucha Underground” and “El Rey Network presents: The Director’s Chair”.
    ”El Rey provides unique programming that enhances the variety of entertainment choices we offer customers,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Programming Officer Kathy Payne. “We’re pleased to add it to our growing list of viewing options.”
    "We're excited that Suddenlink customers will now have access to El Rey Network's cutting edge programming," commented El Rey Network Chairman and Founder Robert Rodriguez. "Our content reflects the changing face of the American television viewer and we're proud that Suddenlink and other distributors support this new and growing audience.”
    I don't really know what Suddenlink is, but I get a lot of people asking me about how to view El Rey nowadays, and I direct them to this thread.
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    Our latest ezine offering

    Read Robert Rodriguez on Shaw Brothers and EL REY NETWORK, another exclusive extra to our March+April 2015 issue.
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    I thought I posted this already

    An old friend mentioned they couldn't get EL REY on DISH on a facebook comment on the article above. I thought I posted this already. Maybe it disappeared in a forum blip. It's posted now.

    El Rey Network to Launch on DISH
    January 29, 2015 11:07 AM Eastern Standard Time

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, DISH Network L.L.C. and El Rey Network announced that El Rey Network is now available to DISH customers.

    “We are pleased that DISH understands the importance of providing something truly different for their subscribers and we couldn't be more excited about our launch”

    El Rey Network is an English-language general entertainment network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Spy Kids, Machete.) Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless original scripted and unscripted programming, movies, and cult-classic acquired series that awaken the renegade in everyone.

    “DISH is pleased to deliver El Rey Network’s cutting-edge content to our broad customer base,” said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming. “El Rey’s unique original series and films allow us to deliver a new style of programming to our customers.”

    "We are pleased that DISH understands the importance of providing something truly different for their subscribers and we couldn't be more excited about our launch," noted Robert Rodriguez, Founder and Chairman, El Rey Network. He added: "In addition to being a destination for exciting and action-packed content, El Rey has also become synonymous with iconic programming that better reflects the diverse face of America. We are proud of what we've accomplished both in front of and behind the camera and want to thank our friends at DISH for supporting that mission."

    El Rey Network is available on channel 253 in DISH programming packages including America’s Top 200, America‘s Top 250 and America’s Everything Pak, and Dish LATINO packages including Plus, Dos and Max.

    About DISH

    DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.041 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corp. is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

    Subscribe to DISH email alerts: http://about.dish.com/alerts

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    About DishLATINO

    DishLATINO is the market-leading suite of English and Spanish language programming packages in the United States. It offers its customers more than 40 Spanish-language news, entertainment, and sports channels in combination with DISH’s broad English-language programming lineup of more than 200 channels. DishLATINO customers can receive the Hopper, the industry’s most awarded DVR, and take advantage of in-language customer service as well as payment options such as FlexTV, a no-term contract, prepaid pay-TV product.

    About El Rey Network

    El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

    About Univision Communications Inc.

    Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 94% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 88% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 61 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 67 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; an Interactive network of online and mobile apps and products including UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America, Uforia, the leading Hispanic digital music service, Univision.com, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.Univision.net.

    Contacts

    DISH
    John Hall, 303-723-1968
    johnw.hall@dish.com
    @DISHNews
    or
    El Rey Network
    Katie Lanegran, 646-560-4986
    Katie@elreynetwork.com
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
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    Mutton For Punishment

    El Rey's Chinese New Year Kung Fu Marathon list is posted:

    THU, FEB 19, 2015

    6:00 am
    Shaolin Mantis

    8:30 am
    The Five Fingers of Death

    11:00 am
    Five Elements Ninjas

    1:15 pm
    Heroes of the East

    3:45 pm
    The Five Deadly Venoms

    6:15 pm
    Shaolin Mantis

    8:30 pm
    The Five Fingers of Death

    10:45 pm
    The Five Deadly Venoms
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
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    I had breakfast to the final fight scene of FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH today

    Today will be a good day.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
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    Just got this press release

    THIS WEEKEND: MOVIE MADNESS ON EL REY NETWORK

    TWO SPECTACULAR MOVIE EVENTS IN ONE WEEKEND: SATURDAY SCREAM-A-THON HORROR MOVIE MARATHON AND KUNG FU LADY MARATHON

    March 5 – Austin TX – Starting on March 7th El Rey Network will highlight some of its best film collections with two movie marathons featuring horror, classic Shaw Brothers Kung Fu, and jam-packed action. Join the El Rey Network on March 7th and dive deep into some gruesome slasher terror with the Saturday Scream-a-Thon Horror Movie Marathon featuring films never before seen on El Rey Network including DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING, and ZOMBIE among others. Tune-in again on March 8th for a Kung Fu Lady Marathon as El Rey Network celebrates International Women’s Day by featuring some of the most intrepid and unapologetic women in Kung Fu history and in film.
    Below, please find the programming schedule for El Rey Network’s Weekend Movie Madness Marathons airing on Saturday, March 7th at 12:30PM/ET and Sunday, March 8th at 6AM/ET.
    SATURDAY, MARCH 7th
    Saturday Scream-a-Thon Horror Movie Marathon
    Get ready for some chills and scrams as this horror movie marathon invades your TV set. Filled with classic Italian and film noir horror films never before seen on El Rey Network’s air this marathon reunites viewers with some of the most graphic and horrific brutal killers.
    “Don’t Torture a Duckling at 12:30PM/ET
    “The Church” at 2:45PM/ET
    “Inferno” at 5:00PM/ET
    “Shock” at 7:30PM/ET
    “Zombie” at 9:45PM/ET
    “The Fifth Cord” at 11:45PM/ET
    “Deathdream” at 3:00AM/ET

    SUNDAY, MARCH 8th
    Kung Fu Lady Marathon
    El Rey Network celebrates their favorite type of ladies, the fighting kind. Join in as the Network celebrates International Women’s Day with 16 hours of classic Shaw Brothers Kung Fu films featuring strong female protagonists kicking and screaming their way to justice.
    “Lady of the Law” at 6:00AM/ET and 2:00PM/ET
    “Lady with a Sword” at 8:00AM/ET and 4:00PM/ET
    “The Lady is The Boss” at 10AM/ET and 6:00PM/ET
    “The Lady Assassin” at 12:00PM/ET and 8:00PM/ET

    To find El Rey Network in your area please check out the channel finder at http://bit.ly/ElReyChannelfinder
    About El Rey Network
    El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
    Tonight for Flying Five Finger One Armed Eight Pole Shaolin Exploding Death Touch Thursday, El Rey is playing the 36 Chamber Trilogy. Yeah, you know where I'll be tonight.
    2:30 PM THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
    5:00 PM RETURN TO THE 36TH CHAMBER
    7:15 PM DISCIPLES OF THE 36TH CHAMBER
    9:15 PM THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
    11:45 PM RETURN TO THE 36TH CHAMBER
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
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