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Discovery en Español Undergoes On-Air Revamp

MIAMI: Discovery en Español is evolving its brand with a new on-air look and feel, complemented by a refreshed programming lineup of more than 170 hours of series and specials.   The Spanish-language pay-TV network has implemented a character-centric makeover. The new graphics package puts talent as the central focus, ...

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Venevision Heads to MIPTV with Novavision Content

PARIS: Novavision has signed a distribution agreement with Venevision International for Latin American territories, U.S. Spanish-language channels, as well as English- and Portuguese-language channels in Africa. At MIPTV, Venevision will handle distribution for Novavision’s catalogue for U.S. Spanish-language channels, as well as English- and Portuguese-language channels in Africa. In Latin ...

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Emiliano Saccone to Lead MundoFox

LOS ANGELES: The veteran media exec Emiliano Saccone has been tapped by FOX International Channels (FIC) and RCN Television Group to lead the joint-venture Spanish-language network MundoFox. Saccone has been serving as the president of entertainment and executive VP of content for FIC. He has been with FIC for 13 ...

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Rob Schneider Comedy to Air in Latin America

MIAMI: Comedy Central Latin America has secured the comedy series ¡Rob! from CBS Studios International, to premiere on the channel on May 13. ¡Rob! stars comedian Rob Schneider as a successful landscape architect who marries into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. He elopes in Las Vegas with Maggie, a beautiful, smart ...

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Crackle Launches in Brazil

MIAMI/SÃO PAULO: Sony Pictures Television has brought its multiplatform video network Crackle to Brazil, where titles are available in English with either dubbed or subtitled options in Portuguese. Crackle offers ad-supported, full-length movies and TV series free of charge. This includes Hollywood releases in genres such as action, comedy, crime, horror, ...

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MundoFox Scores Affiliate Deals

LOS ANGELES: FOX International Channels and the RCN Television Group have signed up the first affiliates for the new Spanish-language network MundoFox. The network has been cleared in nearly 40 percent of U.S. Hispanic households, just in its first six weeks. This includes affiliates in Los Angeles, Miami, Santa Barbara, ...

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Artear Picks Up More Novavision Content

PARIS: Novavision has secured a third programming deal with Artear in Argentina. The first deal took place in 2009, when the cable channel Quiero TV picked up five episodes of Pop Corn Christmas from Novavision. In 2010, terrestrial network Canal 13 secured 130 episodes of Crazy Hidden Camera, and most ...

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WWE Opens Latin American Hub

MIAMI: A new office has been established by WWE in Miami, serving as its headquarters for all operations in Latin America. The Miami office will extend to media distribution, live event touring, consumer products and digital within Latin American markets. “WWE has a well-established TV and pay-per-view presence in Latin ...

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Exclusive Interview: Univision’s Randy Falco

PREMIUM: Randy Falco, the president and CEO of Univision Communications—which includes the broadcast network, cable channels, online and mobile businesses and a production studio—talks about his company’s very unique relationship with the Hispanic community. Univision is not only the leading Spanish-language network in the U.S., its ratings are so high ...

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