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Food Network Arrives in Panama

PANAMA CITY: Scripps Networks Latin America has secured carriage for Food Network on Cable Onda, the largest pay-TV platform in Panama. Food Network’s first Latin American launch was on Sky in Brazil in November 2014. This was followed by a pan-regional launch of the channel on DirecTV. Today, the service ...

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Univision Sets Up Network for Online Creators

LOS ANGELES: Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has launched a specialized network for content creators from platforms such as YouTube and Vine, with the goal of fostering up-and-coming digital talent. The Univision Creator Network is initially expected to target predominantly English-language networks. It’s set to provide creators with an ecosystem that ...

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Vladimir Pérez Named EP at Cisneros Studios

MIAMI: Cisneros Studios has brought on veteran TV producer Vladimir Pérez to join its production team. Formerly serving as VP of content development at Cisneros Media, Pérez will now assume the role of executive producer at the U.S.-based Hispanic-content outfit. He will report directly to Juan Carlos Sosa, the executive ...

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New Research Spotlights Hispanic OTT Viewing Habits

NEW ROCHELLE: According to a new study by Horowitz Research, Hispanics are more likely to make streaming an integral part of their video-viewing lifestyle, with half of the study’s participants spending 20 percent or more of their time viewing OTT content. In comparison, only 43 percent of total urban TV ...

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Second Season of Texas Trocas Airing on Discovery en Español

MIAMI: Discovery en Español is set to debut next month a second season of its docureality series Texas Trocas. The show’s new eight-episode season is due out August 3 during Lunes de Motores, the channel’s automotive programming block. The series’ sophomore run will follow the owners and workers of truck-renovation ...

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ESPN International Renews Rights for Spanish Soccer in Brazil

MIAMI: ESPN International has extended its exclusive rights in Brazil for the Spanish soccer leagues La Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante, clinching a five-year multimedia agreement lasting until the 2019-20 season. The agreement includes exclusive TV and internet rights, along with non-exclusive radio rights, for all league matches per season. ...

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FIC Exits MundoFox Partnership

LOS ANGELES: FOX International Channels (FIC) has sold its interest in U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network MundoFox to its joint-venture partner RCN Television Group. The network launched in fall 2012, dedicated to serving the U.S. Hispanic market. With FIC selling off its 50 percent stake, RCN now becomes full owner of ...

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Globo Expands Channel Presence in Bolivia

SÃO PAULO: Brazil’s Globo has signed a carriage deal for its international channel with Bolivian pay-TV operator COMTECO. Globo is now carried via seven operators in the Andean nation. The channel will be available to more than 75 percent of Bolivian homes with pay TV starting this month. Launched in ...

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