Miami-based television station Mega TV has signed a contract to become an exclusive channel on DirectTV. Beginning Oct. 17, Mega's programming will be
available on the satellite television service provider, via its DirectTV Más platform.

Mega TV is owned by media company SBS, which also owns the SBS Spanish language radio network. The station launched a year and a half ago in Miami, and features shows by well-known personalities like author Jaime Bayly and journalist Maria Elvira Salazar.

Mega's move to DirecTV is part of its overall strategy for expansion and integration of its several media properties. Several original productions will be incorporated into the channel's concept of "Radio En Television," which will make available hit SBS shows like "El Cucuy" from Los Angeles' La Raza 97.9 FM and "El Vacilón de la Mañana" from New York's Mega 97.9.

SBS also owns Web site Lamusica.com, and airs a companion "Lamusica.com" TV
show on Mega TV.