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LatAm Digital TV Homes to Double

LONDON: The number of digital TV households in Latin America is forecast to double by 2020, despite slowing economic growth. The Digital TV Latin America Forecasts report estimates there will be 152 million digital TV households by 2020. Digital TV will climb from only 17.9 percent penetration of TV households ...

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Cablevision Becomes First Pay-TV Provider to Offer HBO NOW

BETHPAGE: Cablevision and HBO have entered into a partnership to make the stand-alone streaming service HBO NOW available to Optimum Online customers via the internet. The agreement makes Optimum the first cable provider to partner with HBO to offer the new service, which is expected to launch in April. Cablevision ...

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Nadine Nohr

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Europe. Expanding Shine International’s drama portfolio has been one of CEO Nadine Nohr’s top priorities since taking the helm of the company last year. And her efforts have certainly borne fruit, with the entity now boasting a catalogue that ...

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Patrick Spence

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Europe. British screenwriter Simon Donald wanted to make a film about a violent crime that takes place in an isolated community in the Arctic—until he told his friend Patrick Spence about the concept. Spence, who heads up Fifty Fathoms—a ...

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#Trending

This article originally appeared in the NATPE 2015 issue of TV Kids. TV Kids surveys the latest trends in kids’ content distribution. A number of year-end reports have confirmed what those in the children’s TV business have long seen coming: viewing habits are changing, especially for kids. As young ones increasingly ...

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TV Latina’s Digital Edition for Canitec is Now Available

NEW YORK: Our Spanish-language sister publication TV Latina has released its digital edition for Canitec, which includes a special report on Mexico’s top media companies, as well as interviews with Enrique Martínez of Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic and Bruce Boren of Televisa Networks, among others. See the digital edition here. The Canitec ...

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Jane the Virgin’s Jennie Snyder Urman

Jennie Snyder Urman had already created the series Emily Owens, M.D. for The CW when she heard about an unusual project, one based on a Venezuelan telenovela. Intrigued, she quickly fell in love with the genre and jumped right into creating an American adaptation, Jane the Virgin. TV FORMATS: How did you start adapting ...

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Global Screen Sends Cooking Format to Latvia

MUNICH: Country Women Cooking, a culinary entertainment format from the Global Screen catalogue, has begun airing on Latvian pubcaster LTV. Country Women Cooking looks on as country women participate in a cooking challenge in which they must prepare a rustic, home-grown meal. The show was originally created by SRF in ...

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