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Univision Expands Distribution Sales & Marketing Team

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has made four executive appointments within its distribution sales and marketing team, in an effort to accelerate the delivery of its content across multiple platforms. Rob Thun has been named executive VP of business operations, joining the company from AT&T, where he was the senior VP ...

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MundoFox Lines Up Trio of Advertisers & Charter Sponsors

LOS ANGELES: Ahead of its August launch, the new Spanish-language network MundoFox has signed up L’Oréal, Toyota and T-Mobile as major advertisers and charter sponsors. The network will create custom capsules, host exclusive web chats with talent and feature integration in prime time, movie blocks and across digital and social ...

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Engine Latino Takes On Two Titles from Canana Films

LOS ANGELES: Engine Latino has signed a distribution deal with Canana Films, the production company founded by Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, for two scripted series: Niño Santo and Soy Tu Fan. Niño Santo is produced by Pablo Cruz, Mauricio Katz and Pedro Peirano. The hit Mexican ...

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Eastern Europe’s Latin Flair

NEW YORK: Distributors from Latin America are continuing to find strong interest for their telenovelas in Central and Eastern Europe and are expanding sales into new genres as well.   Central and Eastern Europe’s love affair with Latin American telenovelas continues. While a number of territories across the region, such ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Artear

BUDAPEST: Set to bring some heat for the NATPE Budapest buyers, Naked Family is the newest offering from Argentina’s Artear.   The 13×1-hour series features Dicky and Lorna, a couple who ventured into the skin-flicks industry in the ’80s. Fast-forward 30 years and things have changed quite a bit. Dicky ...

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Netflix Latin America Scores Hunger Games

BEVERLY HILLS: The Hunger Games and The Artist are part of a package of feature films headed to Netflix’s instant streaming service in Latin America and Brazil following the signing of a deal with leading distributor Telefilms. The new films heading to Netflix, many of them as early as four months ...

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NBCU & Globosat Expand Brazilian Partnership

LONDON/RIO DE JANEIRO: NBCUniversal International and Globosat have extended their relationship beyond Universal Channel to include Syfy and Studio Universal for the Brazilian market. All three of the pay-TV services will be operated by the existing Universal Channel management team. Globosat will represent the venture for advertising and affiliate sales for ...

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Karen Barroeta to Lead International Cable Operations at Telemundo

MIAMI: Karen Barroeta has moved roles at Telemundo International, from serving as the senior VP of marketing creative to the newly created position of senior VP of international cable operations. Barroeta will head up the operation of the Telemundo-branded cable channel in Mexico and Latin America, along with future distribution around ...

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Univision’s UVideos Available on XBox 360 LIVE

LOS ANGELES: Univision Communications is bringing its UVideos digital network to the Xbox 360 LIVE Gold platform starting in the fourth quarter of 2012. Through the UVideos application, users can interact with and discover the programming from the Univision portfolio of networks. Authenticated users can access thousands of hours of ...

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