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HBO Latin America Signs Film Pact with NBCU

June 12, 2014

MIAMI: A new agreement, effective 2015, delivers feature films from the NBCUniversal catalogue to HBO subscribers across Latin America, excluding Brazil. The agreement, between HBO Latin America and NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, is for the exclusive first-run pay-TV rights for a host of film titles. The selected movies will run …

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APOS Spotlight: PFC – O Canal do Futebol

April 18, 2014

BALI: PFC – O Canal do Futebol, a Globosat channel, airs more than 600 soccer games a year, including an array of big-name Brazilian matches such as the Brazilian Championship, the Brazil Cup and the State Championships. It also broadcasts games from other events, including the Futsal League and showbol …

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Alberto Pecegueiro

March 6, 2014

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of World Screen. When Globosat launched, in 1991, it introduced Brazilian viewers to an array of choice that had never been seen before on television. In Globosat’s early years, only affluent consumers could afford pay-TV offerings, but thanks to packages tailored …

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Bulgaria’s Eurocom Picks Up Brazilian Soccer Programming

February 27, 2014

SÃO PAULO: Globo has licensed matches from the São Paulo State League, the Brazilian League and some of the network’s sports programs to Bulgarian channel Eurocom National Cable Television. The partnership allows the Eastern European channel to air matches between popular Brazilian soccer teams. It will also broadcast two of …

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Bloomberg & El Financiero Partner to Launch Multimedia Platform

February 27, 2014

MEXICO CITY: Bloomberg and Mexican publication El Financiero have teamed up to launch a multiplatform, Spanish-language, business-news service with content appearing on TV, digital platforms and print. The partnership includes the creation of El Financiero-Bloomberg, a Spanish-language, business-news television channel that will be broadcast in Mexico and Central America. The channel, …

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DISCOP Istanbul/Pre-MIPTV Spotlight: Azteca

February 26, 2014

ISTANBUL: Comarex, which represents the productions of the Mexican broadcaster Azteca, has attended DISCOP Istanbul since the event began in 2010. This year, the company will present original Azteca productions whose classic love stories it believes will appeal to the region. In Destiny, a woman promises to find her birth …

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DISCOP Istanbul/Pre-MIPTV Spotlight: Televisa Internacional

February 25, 2014

ISTANBUL: A love triangle takes center stage in What Life Took from Me (Lo Que la Vida Me Robó), a new telenovela from Televisa Internacional that is being promoted at this year’s DISCOP Istanbul. Also on offer from the company is Loving You is All I Want (Quiero Amarte), another …

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DISCOP Istanbul/Pre-MIPTV Spotlight: Cisneros Media Distribution

February 24, 2014

ISTANBUL: The drama series Blood on the Couch (working title) is a major focus for Cisneros Media Distribution at DISCOP Istanbul this year. The thriller is based on a true story, which Cesar Diaz, the company’s VP, says is “sure to captivate audiences and ratings alike.” Diaz adds, “We are …

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Telemundo Names New SVP for Sports

February 19, 2014

MIAMI: Telemundo Media has promoted Eli Velazquez to senior VP of sports, moving up from the VP post. Velazquez continues to be based in Miami and report to Jorge Hidalgo, the executive VP of Telemundo Sports. He will be overseeing all sports programming and operations for the network, and adds …

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NUVOtv and Vevo Partner to Create New Original Music Series

February 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES: U.S. Latino channel NUVOtv and video entertainment platform Vevo have teamed up to produce a new original music series, The Collective, Powered by Vevo. Set to air March 6, the series is co-executive produced by singer and NUVOtv CCO Jennifer Lopez under her Nuyorican Productions banner. The weekly …