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SPI Launching FilmBox Channels in Brazil

SÃO PAULO/NEW YORK: SPI International has been granted approval from Brazil's regulatory body Ancine to make nine FilmBox brand channels available in the country's pay-TV market. The company is launching FightBox HD, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox HD, FilmBox Arthouse, FashionBox, Madscreenbox, 360TuneBox, Erox and Eroxxx in Brazil. The FilmBox brand first arrived in the ...

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Somos Distribution to Rep Turkish Dramas in LatAm

MIAMI: Somos Distribution has signed a deal with Kanal D to sell Turkish soap operas in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. As part of the agreement, Somos will exclusively distribute three titles in those territories. Gumus is a Cinderella story about the rise of a poor girl who ...

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Caracol’s The Spin Debuts on Unimás

BOGOTÁ: Unimás in the U.S. has nabbed The Spin, a series produced by Caracol Television and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional. The title airs on the network Monday to Friday at 4 p.m. The production tells the story of Julian and Eliana, two journalists committed to investigating a network of ...

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DIRECTV Latin America to Carry AMC

NEW YORK: AMC Networks International has inked a deal with DIRECTV Latin America to launch AMC in the region this month. As part of the deal, the network will be available on DIRECTV in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The channel will feature AMC Studios original dramas ...

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TV Latina Presents Digital Edition for Andina Link

NEW YORK: TV Latina’s digital edition for Andina Link is now available, offering a special report on the leading pay-TV programmers in Latin America, as well as interviews with Gonzalo Fiure of FOX International Channels Latin America and Gustavo Grossmann of HBO Latin America Group. View the edition here. TV ...

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Ricky Martin to Exec Produce Boy Band Competition La Banda

MIAMI: Ricky Martin has signed up to executive produce Univision Network’s upcoming music competition La Banda, where he’ll also act as a judge. Set to premiere in September, the reality entertainment show will focus on finding a U.S. Latino boy band. The program was developed by Univision Communications (UCI) in ...

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DISCOP Istanbul Spotlight: Caracol TV Internacional

ISTANBUL: Caracol TV Internacional is making its fifth outing to DISCOP Istanbul with a slate of titles it believes will appeal to clients in Turkey, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Among its catalogue highlights is Emeralds, The Color of Ambition, about a family confronted with the emerald trade. “Emeralds ...

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Interim CFO Appointed at Univision Communications

NEW YORK: Peter H. Lori, the executive VP of finance and chief accounting officer at Univision Communications (UCI), has been named the company’s interim CFO following the resignation of Andy Hobson. Hobson held that role and was also a senior executive VP. Hobson will assist the company during the transition. ...

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