Cuban Television in the U.S.?

According to Olympusat, exclusive Cuban-produced television programming will be available to U.S. cable and satellite providers.

Olympusat, the country’s market leader in the development and distribution of independent Spanish-language, faith and family networks, announced today it will introduce and exclusively distribute CubaPlay Televisión, a new network featuring 100% Cuban-produced television programming to service providers in the U.S.. The latest addition to Olympusat’s Hispanic TV network offering, CubaPlay Televisión will feature carefully-selected content, free of any political affiliation or ideological influence from the Cuban government.

Two questions:

1. How does Olympusat intend to provide Cuban television programs “free of any political affiliation or ideological influence from the Cuban government” when all Cuban television programs are politically affiliated and ideologically influenced by the Cuban government?

2. How is Olympusat planning on paying the Cuban government, which owns ALL television programming on the island without running afoul of the sanctions against the dictatorship? Is this another one of those “cultural exchanges” where the Cuban government exchanges some of its “culture” for some hard currency?

If anyone knows the answers to any of these questions, please let us know.

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