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Lifetime to Air Comedy According to Roxi in LatAm

BUENOS AIRES: Lifetime in Latin America has picked up the rights for Smilehood Media’s According to Roxi, the TV version of a comedy web series. The 26-episode series follows the titular character, a woman undergoing the different experiences of maternity. The show is produced by La Maldita Entertainment, in association ...

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Workshops Planned in Run-Up to RioContentMarket 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO: The fifth edition of RioContentMarket in Brazil is slated to kick off February 25, with directors M. Night Shyamalan and Cary Fukunaga set to be among those attending. Preceding the event will be the International Capacity-Building Program for Documentaries (ICP DOC), promoted by the Brazilian TV Producers, ...

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Netflix Arrives in Cuba

LOS GATOS: Starting today, Netflix is offering a selection of curated movies and TV shows to subscribers in Cuba. Consumers in Cuba with Internet connections and access to international payment methods will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch such original offerings as House of Cards and Orange ...

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DISH’s Sling TV Picks Up Univision Content

ENGLEWOOD/NEW YORK: OTT service Sling TV has secured the programming and multi-stream rights for live and VOD content from Univision Communications’ portfolio of channels. The agreement grants Sling TV, a subsidiary of DISH Network, access to entertainment, news and sports titles from the flagship Univision Network, UniMás, UDN (Univision Deportes ...

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Randy Falco Extends Contract at Univision

NEW YORK: Randy Falco has signed a new contract to remain as president and CEO of Univision Communications through January 2018. Under his leadership, Univision Communications has transformed into a multimedia company with 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 61 TV stations; 67 radio stations; an array of online and ...

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Univision Nabs Rights for Miss Universe & Miss USA Pageants

MIAMI: Univision Communications has partnered with the Miss Universe Organization to co-produce the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, picking up the events’ Spanish-language television and digital rights. The long-term deal was brokered between Univision, the Trump Organization and NBCUniversal-owned Miss Universe Organization. The Miss Universe beauty pageant is distributed to ...

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NBC Universo to Air Spanish-Language Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES: U.S. Hispanic cable channel NBC Universo is set to air the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast of this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX on multiple platforms. The live game coverage will be available to viewers through their cable, satellite or telco provider. Additionally, both the tournament and a special pregame show ...

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Doctor Who, Sherlock & More Land on Free TV in Brazil

MIAMI: BBC Worldwide has inked a new content deal with TV Cultura that will see such hit series as Doctor Who and Sherlock airing on the Brazilian free-TV broadcaster. The agreement includes a package containing eight seasons of Doctor Who and three seasons of Sherlock. These shows are two of ...

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AMC Networks Adds Execs in LatAm Operation

NEW YORK: AMC Networks International – Latin America (AMCNI – Latin America) has named several new executives for its marketing/communications, legal and human resources divisions. The new execs will be based in the company’s Miami office. All of them will report to Eduardo Zulueta, the managing director of AMCNI – ...

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Video Interview: Televisa’s Bastón Talks Univision, Co-Pros & Digital

MIAMI: In conversation with World Screen's Anna Carugati at a NATPE session this morning, José Antonio Bastón, president of television and content at Televisa, listed Univision, co-productions, formats and digital platforms among the greatest growth opportunities for the Mexican media powerhouse. "Our biggest competitive advantage is content," Bastón told Carugati, ...

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