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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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Verizon FiOS TV Adds More HD Spanish-Language Channels

NEW YORK: Verizon FiOS TV has added ten new Spanish-language channels to its HD lineup, nine of which are provided by Olympusat. New to the lineup are Olympusat’s Ultra Cine, Ultra Fiesta, Ultra Kidz, Ultra Mex, Ultra Luna, Ultra Macho, Ultra Film, Ultra Docu and Ultra Clásico. Also having joined ...

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Buyer Profile: Televisa

MEXICO CITY: Grupo Televisa’s VP of programming, Alberto Ciurana, attended the L.A. Screenings and was pleased with this year’s crop of pilots from the Hollywood majors. As the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the world and market leader in Mexico, with four free-TV channels and a bouquet of pay-TV offerings, Televisa ...

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Univision & Verizon Extend Carriage Agreement

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has entered into a multi-year carriage pact with Verizon FiOS TV, including a deal for multiplatform authentication rights. The agreement covers the continued carriage of and on-demand programming for Univision’s and TeleFutura’s owned and operated broadcast stations. It also calls for the distribution of the Galavisión ...

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Investigation Discovery Headed to Latin America

ACAPULCO: Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic is bringing the Investigation Discovery network to Latin America, taking the place of the channel Liv. Launching June 9, the channel will be the first in Latin America that is entirely dedicated to the suspense, crime and investigation genre. The channel will broadcast in ...

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iN DEMAND Sets Up Spanish Pay-Per-View & VOD Service

BOSTON: iN DEMAND is launching a Spanish-language pay-per-view and VOD service that will feature sports, entertainment and more. The service is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of the year. Rights are currently being acquired for Spanish-language content across the categories of live sporting events, comedy, music, reality and ...

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