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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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Alterna’TV Adds Channels to OTT Portal YipTV

MIAMI: Alterna’TV has signed a carriage deal with OTT service YipTV that will see the addition of several Latin American channels to the digital hub. Through the deal, Alterna’TV will provide YipTV with international feeds from general entertainment channels Canal 22 Internacional, Canal Once Mexico, CB Tu Television Michoacan and ...

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Globo’s Drama The Party Sold into Uruguay

SÃO PAULO: Starting next week, Globo’s noir drama The Party is set to air on Uruguayan network Teledoce. The miniseries, a remake of a 1974 telenovela, revolves around a lavish mansion party that comes to a halt when a body is found in the pool, setting off a frantic hunt ...

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New SVP for Univision Communications’ Digital Unit

MIAMI: Former Scripps Networks Interactive exec Sameer Deen has joined Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) as its new senior VP of Univision Digital. Based in Miami, Deen will report to Isaac Lee, the president of news and digital for UCI and CEO of Fusion. The exec will be charged with establishing ...

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Sundance Channel Increases LatAm Footprint

NEW YORK: AMC Networks International Latin America has secured carriage for the Sundance Channel on Telefonica's Movistar pay-TV platform in Chile. The network will be available starting this week in high definition 24 hours a day. This follows recent launches in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. In Chile, Sundance Channel is ...

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Cesar Diaz to Serve as LatAm Sales Consultant for Power

LONDON: Cesar Diaz, through his company 7A Media, has been appointed as Power's new sales consultant for Latin America. Diaz takes over from Power’s former consultant, Pepe Echegaray, who retired last month. Diaz will be handling all sales into Latin America for the London-based producer and distributor. He has more ...

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Telemundo Elevates Programming Execs

MIAMI: Telemundo has upped two executives within its programming division. Glenda Pacanins, previously VP of programming strategy integration, is now senior VP of programming and content, while Leonor Sotillo has been elevated from VP of programming and strategy to senior VP. Both execs will continue to report to Jesus Torres ...

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Sling TV Unveils Latino-Network Packages

ENGLEWOOD: OTT service Sling TV has launched Sling Latino, a new brand geared at bilingual and Spanish-speaking audiences. The initiative lets viewers select from two base packages, Paquete Total (22 channels for $12 per month) or Paquete Esencial (16 channels for $7 per month), each with live and on-demand content ...

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