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Telemundo & NBC Universo Spotlight Mexican Singer Gerardo Ortí­z

MIAMI: Telemundo and NBC Universo have slated early-January premieres for specials featuring Mexican singer Gerardo Ortíz. On January 2, Telemundo will debut Ortíz’s concert film Como un Sueño (Like a Dream), while NBC Universo will begin airing the docuseries Gerardo Ortíz: Sin Censura the following day. The four-part, hour-long series ...

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Univision & Televisa to Increase Media & Technology Opps for Latinos

NEW YORK: Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa are expanding their existing programs to provide more opportunities for Latinos in the U.S. media and technology sectors next year. The new initiatives will include a number of education, mentorship and career-development programs. The main goals of the partnership between the two companies ...

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Globo Inks Long-Term Deal for Olympics Coverage

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the broadcast rights in Brazil for the Olympic Games to Grupo Globo through to 2032. Grupo Globo has acquired rights across all broadcast platforms, including free-to-air television (on a non-exclusive basis), and pay TV, internet and mobile (on an exclusive basis). The ...

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Fitch Issues Stable Outlook for LatAm Media Sector

CHICAGO: Fitch Ratings sees a “stable” market for Latin American broadcasters in 2016, despite a squeeze on ad revenues and a sluggish economy. Ad budgets in the region are expected to be constrained in 2016, Fitch says, resulting in flat pricing. Fitch also expects rising production costs. As such, profitability ...

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Mexican Senate Votes to Delay Digital Transition

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s analog switch-off has been postponed, with the country’s Senate voting to move the deadline for the digital transition from the end of this month to December 31, 2016. The government’s opposition party led the vote on grounds that the switch from analog to digital this year would leave ...

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Emeralds, the Color of Ambition Debuts in Africa

BOGOTÁ: Caracol Television’s Emeralds, the Color of Ambition has launched in Africa on StarTimes’s channel Star Novela E1. The English-dubbed version of the series, which is distributed by Caracol Internacional, airs Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1950s, 1970s and 1990s, Emeralds, the Color of Ambition centers on a family ...

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Univision Rolls Out Millennial-Targeted Video Platform

MIAMI: Univision Digital has launched a new online video hub and YouTube channel targeting Hispanic Millennials. Called Udisea, the platform is available through Univision’s Spanish-language website in the U.S. and on YouTube. Content will also be accessible on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Udisea will feature short-form video ...

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Caracol’s Laura, an Extraordinary Life Debuts in Russia

BOGOTÁ/MOSCOW: The Caracol Television-produced series Laura, an Extraordinary Life has premiered on Raz TV in Russia. The series debuted last night and will continue to air on the channel weekdays at 10 p.m. The series is distributed worldwide by Caracol Internacional and tells the story of Laura Montoya, who went ...

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ATF Spotlight: Caracol Internacional

SINGAPORE: Among the new productions that Caracol Internacional is offering buyers at ATF is the telenovela Soul Sisters, focused on a pair of siblings who sacrifice everything for their families and their musical careers. Also forming part of the catalogue is Laura, an Extraordinary Life, about a woman who dedicated ...

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