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Participation Triples for Second MIPCancun

PARIS/CANCUN: The second annual MIPCancun summit had a threefold increase in participation, with 300 television buyers, distributors and producers attending from 40 countries, according to event organizer Reed MIDEM. The three-day gathering ran from November 18 to 20. Its focus is to connect TV and digital content buyers from 22 ...

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Caracol Starts Shooting New Period Piece in Colombia

BOGOTÁ: Production has begun on Caracol Television’s new series The White Slave, with filming set to take place around Colombia. Caracol Internacional will distribute the title. The 60×1-hour period piece centers on a woman raised by slaves who returns to her home in order to confront her parents’ killer. Filming ...

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FOX Sports Secures Multiplatform Rights for Top LatAm Soccer Games

BUENOS AIRES: Through an agreement with CONMEBOL, FOX Sports will maintain exclusive cross-platform broadcasting rights for the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamerica and the Recopa Sudamericana until 2018. The three major soccer championships will continue to broadcast live and exclusive in Latin America through FOX Sports, FOX Sports 2, the ...

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IFT Consulting Execs Examine LatAm Media Market

CANCUN: During a MIPCancun session titled Market Outlook: Economic and Regulatory Perspectives on Latin America’s Media Market, José Cepeda and Dan Punt, managing directors of IFT Consulting, talked to World Screen’s Anna Carugati about the forces and influences impacting the Latin American TV landscape. Carugati began the session by citing ...

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Scripted Offerings for Globo at MIPCancun

CANCUN: Brazil’s Globo is arriving at this week’s MIPCancun with a catalogue featuring films, miniseries, telenovelas and series. Among the highlights are the movies Men Are from Mars… And That’s Where I’m Going, which is an adaptation of a popular play, and the thriller Trust. Both of those films have ...

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Univision Introduces Live Streaming Service

NEW YORK: Univision NOW is a brand-new direct-to-consumer service that allows viewers to watch live or catch-up broadcasts from the Univision and UniMás networks. The service is available for $5.99 per month of $59.99 annually. It offers viewers the ability to watch Univision Network programming live or on-demand, including prime-time ...

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FremantleMedia International Places Content Across LatAm

CANCUN: FremantleMedia International has announced sales of 400-plus hours of content throughout Latin America just as MIPCancun kicks off in Mexico. Program packages across the region include sales to Globosat in Brazil, which has nabbed a bundle of content, including the hour-long Beatles vs Stones, the eight-part documentary Soundbreaking and ...

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Liberty Global to Acquire Cable & Wireless

DENVER: In a $5.3-billion deal, Liberty Global is acquiring Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to create "the leading consumer and B2B communications provider in Latin America and the Caribbean." Liberty Global will combine its Liberty Latin America and Caribbean Group (LiLAC) with CWC. “The acquisition of Cable & Wireless represents ...

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International Sales for Latin Grammy Awards

PALISADES PARK: Alfred Haber Inc. (AHI) has secured various deals for the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards, set to air later this week. This year’s show, which Univision will broadcast live in the U.S. on November 19, is being offered from AHI in both its televised three-hour commercial version (plus ...

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