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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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Latino MCN mitú Expands Tech Platform, Hires Upworthy Exec

SANTA MONICA: Months after acquiring mobile-video outfit Lightt, Latino MCN mitú has launched its own proprietary technology platform and brought on former Upworthy exec Michael Su as chief product officer. The company’s new offering provides an ability to discover, bring aboard and manage creators and influencers from across the social ...

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NBC Universo to Air Sci-Fi Series Alphas in Spanish

MIAMI: U.S. Latino channel NBC Universo is set to debut next week the sci-fi series Alphas in Spanish. The show will debut August 19 and air weekly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. The one-hour drama from BermanBraun Television and Universal Cable Productions originally aired on Syfy in the U.S. It ...

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