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LatAm Poised for Boom in OTT TV & Video

LONDON: Revenues for OTT TV and video are expected to reach $2.91 billion in 2020, with Brazil and Mexico as key contributors, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.  The $2.91 billion revenue forecast for 2020 marks a significant gain from the $37 million reported in 2010 and ...

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DishLATINO to Carry Caracol Internacional

ENGLEWOOD: The DishLATINO bouquet on DTH platform DISH has added Colombian network Caracol Internacional to its lineup. Caracol will be available on DishLATINO’s Plus, Dos and Max packages, as well as the Latino Bonus Pack, a service that supplements DISH’s English-language packages with Spanish-language programming. Through the deal, subscribers will have ...

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Discovery Names EVP for LatAm & U.S. Hispanic Ad Sales

MIAMI: Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH) has promoted Ivan Bargueiras to executive VP of advertising sales in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Working out of the company’s office in Miami, Bargueiras will continue to report directly to Enrique R. Martínez, the president and managing director of DLA/USH ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Caracol TV Internacional

PRAGUE: Caracol TV Internacional’s latest programming slate, which is launching in Europe for the first time at this market, features high-quality titles shot in beautiful landscapes. “We wanted to bring true authenticity and creativity to our recent productions, and we believe this part of the world is extremely appreciative of ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Telemundo Internacional

PRAGUE: Dramas and telenovelas are at the forefront of Telemundo Internacional’s lineup for NATPE Europe, which the company has been attending since the market first launched. On Monday, Telemundo Internacional is slated to make its debut screening at the market. The company's listing is headlined by Under the Same Sky. As ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Cisneros Media Distribution

PRAGUE: One of Cisneros Media Distribution’s goals for NATPE Europe is to work with regional platforms to understand how its productions can better adapt to local strategies. “There is a surge of channels dedicated to telenovelas in the region…and these new outlets will need quality content to support their programming,” ...

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Telefe to Distribute Police Drama Story of a Clan

BUENOS AIRES: Telefe has added to its distribution catalogue the 1980s-set police drama Story of a Clan. The 11-episode miniseries tells the real-life story of the Puccio clan, a traditional Argentine family who kidnapped and murdered businesspeople after asking for large ransoms. The series will air soon on the Telefe ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Azteca

PRAGUE: Dance If You Can, a competition from Mexico’s Azteca, introduces a new twist on the genre: ordinary people must show off their moves and compete against celebrities. “These aren’t professional dancers,” says Adela Velasco, who is in charge of sales for Europe and Africa at distributor Comarex. “Can you ...

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Management Team Expands at Discovery Networks U.S. Hispanic

MIAMI: Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH) has named Allan Navarrete as general manager and Angela Recio Sondon as the VP of content for its U.S. Hispanic division. The appointments are effective immediately, with Navarrete working out of Mexico City and Recio Sondon being based in Miami. Navarrete’s new role ...

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