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New Head of Acquisitions at Telefe

BUENOS AIRES: Mercedes Feu, formerly of Turner Broadcasting, has joined Telefe as the company’s new head of acquisitions. Her main responsibility will be to select and manage the acquisition of content-broadcast rights for Telefe. She will report directly to Darío Turovelzky, who leads the company’s programming and promotions area. The ...

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TV Latina Preview for Jornadas Now Available

NEW YORK: TVLatina.tv’s Preview for Jornadas provides users with a wide variety of services, among them a video interview with AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – Latin America's Eduardo Zulueta, a report on the top Latin American cable operators, additional interviews, a directory of hotels and restaurants in Buenos Aires and ...

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NBCUniversal Forms JV for LatAm Channels

LONDON: NBCUniversal International Networks and Ole Communications have formed a new joint venture in Latin America made up of five NBCU pay-TV channel brands: Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television, Studio Universal, Syfy and Telemundo Internacional. Effective immediately, this new multi-region, multi-channel partnership is set to align NBCUniversal’s assets in one ...

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Anima Films to Debut Pope Francis Miniseries at MIPCOM

BUENOS AIRES: U.S. Hispanic network Telemundo is slated to air the miniseries Francis, the Jesuit this month, ahead of its international launch at MIPCOM from Anima Films. Produced and distributed by Anima Films and based on the book The Jesuit, the four-episode series chronicles the life of the titular Argentinean pope. ...

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New Sales & Scripted Execs at Televisa USA

SANTA MONICA: Televisa USA, Grupo Televisa’s English-language-programming subsidiary, has hired Jonathan South as director of worldwide sales and David Sigurani as director of scripted development, two newly created roles. South will head the acquisitions and sales of Grupo Televisa’s English-language original series earmarked for the global market, while Sigurani will ...

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TV Latina Presents Digital Edition for Jornadas 2015

NEW YORK: TV Latina has launched its digital edition for Jornadas, which features a special report on the major cable operators in Latin America and interviews with Juan Carlos Urdaneta of Turner Broadcasting System and Carlos Martínez of FOX International Channels. View the digital edition here. The Jornadas digital edition also includes a ...

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Univision CEO Defends Jorge Ramos After Tussle with Donald Trump

NEW YORK: Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications, has called out real-estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump for ejecting nightly news anchor Jorge Ramos from a press conference earlier this week. The executive claimed in a strongly worded statement that Trump’s behavior toward the journalist was “beneath ...

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