Updated 07:12 AM EST, Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Netflix Sets to Deliver More Spanish-Language Content to Viewers! Here's What to Expect

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Starting this month, Netflix will bring more Spanish-language content to viewers.

The online streaming service has partnered with U.S. Hispanic networks Telemundo and Univision, as well as international TV companies including Caracol, to deliver Latino telenovela classics to audience in the U.S., according to a report from NBC News.

"Hispanics comprise a large part of the U.S. population, as a result they are also a large part of the current subscribers in the U.S.," Jessica Rodriguez, Netflix's VP of Content Acquisition, told NBC News. "Hispanics are highly engaged digital citizens and more likely to own digital devices and it's a natural destination for this audience."

Hispanic classics, such as "La Reina Del Sur," "Operacion Jaque," and "La Prepago," is now available on Netflix, NBC News noted. The Brazilian favorites, like "El Clon," can also be watched on the site now.

Aside from these classics, Netflix is also set to produce an original series on August, similar to what they accomplished on "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards." NBC News reported that the streaming service will release "Club de Cuervos" on August 7 in an effort to increase membership in Latin America. The dramedy will focus on the "members of a wealthy family who are battling to gain control of the beloved professional soccer team, Los Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo, after the patriarch of the family dies," the news outlet explained.

The 13-episode series is Netflix's first original project produced in Mexico and is created by director Gaz Alazraki together with Mike Lam and producer Leonardo Zimbron, The Hollywood Reporter wrote. "Club de Cuervos" stars Luis Gerardo Mendez, Mariana Trevino, Stephanie Cayo, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ianis Guerrero, and Antonio de la Vega, NBC News listed.

Aside from "Club de Cuervos," Variety reported last April that the streamer will also release "Narcos," a drug crime thriller set in Colombia by Brazilian director Jose Padilha.

"We are investing in content that would be attractive to (Latin America) but would also appeal to viewers across the world," said Jonathan Friedland, Netflix's communications chief, as quoted by Variety. Friedland added that original shows from the streaming service are also in production in France, the U.K., and Canada.

Tony Wible, an analyst from financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott, indicated in a report this year that the streamer will spend almost $5 billion in 2016 for its original productions, Variety added.

Netflix, meanwhile, said that it has recently acquired more than 5 million subscribers in Latin America since it launched in 2011, the news outlet wrote. In February, the company said that it started streaming in Cuba despite the island nation's limited access to broadband and international credit card services.

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