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Discovery en Español to Broadcast Frozen Planet

MIAMI: Mexican mountain climber Carlos Carsolio is narrating Frozen Planet for Discovery en Español, which will launch the series July 8. The program, a co-production from the BBC, Discovery and The Open University, is headed to Discovery en Español for a six-episode run. It will launch on the channel on ...

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Exclusive Interview: BBC Worldwide’s Jana Bennett

PREMIUM: Jana Bennett, who late last week announced she would be exiting BBC Worldwide as part of a restructure, recently spoke to World Screen about the company’s expanding channel business in Latin America and the new opportunities emerging in markets like Brazil. On Friday, BBC Worldwide announced that Bennett would ...

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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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Eastern Europe’s Latin Flair

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 a Turkey, have ...

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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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