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Cisneros Aligns with Robert Friedman’s Bungalow Media + Entertainment

January 28, 2014

NEW YORK: Cisneros has forged a strategic partnership with Bungalow Media + Entertainment that will see the development of Spanish- and English-language content for Latin audiences. The two will be working together on advertiser and branded content partnerships as well. Bungalow, a private integrated entertainment and media company recently founded …

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Emilio Azcárraga: ‘Televisa Has Become the Latin Major’

January 29, 2014

MIAMI: In his Global Navigators keynote this morning at NATPE, Emilio Azcárraga Jean, the president, CEO and chairman of the board at Grupo Televisa, discussed with World Screen’s Anna Carugati the company’s production prowess, taking advantage of new distribution platforms and plans for international growth through joint ventures. Azcárraga began …

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Shine & Discovery LatAm Ink Distribution Deal

January 29, 2014

LONDON: Discovery Latin America has snapped up more than 290 hours of finished-tape prime-time programming from Shine International. The agreement involves new and returning titles from Shine, including One Born Every Minute, MasterChef Australia and Biggest Loser, as well as such third-party productions as Bar Rescue, A Chance to Dance …

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Univision Inks Licensing Representation Deal for Pedro Infante Estate

February 11, 2014

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has signed an agreement with Centerstage Brands International to license a variety of consumer products, services and promotions featuring the branding of Pedro Infante, the late Mexican actor and singer. As part of the deal, Univision will develop, implement and handle licensing and promotional strategies across …

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Latin American Web Series Isla Presidencial Renewed

February 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES: Isla Presidencial is returning for a third season on the YouTube channel NuevON, with new episodes rolling out in March. The series garnered more than 30 million viewers during its first two seasons. It is returning to NuevON, which has a subscriber base of more than 330,000, The show …

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NUVOtv Unveils Spring 2014 Programming Lineup

February 7, 2014

LOS ANGELES: NUVOtv has revealed the new and returning original series that are slated to air this spring on the English-language channel geared toward Latino viewers. Among the new titles due to debut on the network is The Collective, which looks at what's trending in music, fashion, live events, viral …

Zodiak Forecasts Brisk LatAm Business

February 6, 2014

Zodiak Rights' positive experiences of working with broadcasters in Latin America has led the company to increase its focus on this part of the world as well, according to Elliott Chalkley, the company's VP of sales. “Business is going well but there is always more we could be doing,” he …

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Univision Teams with Applicaster for Cross-Screen TV Experience

February 5, 2014

TEL AVIV: Applicaster is collaborating with Univision Communications to offer a cross-screen television experience that allows viewers to directly interact with their favorite series and characters. Applicaster's CrossMates technology provides a combination of video delivery abilities and broadcaster-controlled companion experiences, and can be used for any television vertical, including scripted, …

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Globo Expands Reach in Dominican Republic

January 31, 2014

SÃO PAULO: Brazilian broadcaster Globo has secured a carriage deal with Aster, one of the Dominican Republic’s biggest pay-TV operators. Through the agreement, Aster is set to include Globo’s international channel in its basic package. Some of the network’s programming includes telenovelas, soccer, children’s shows and journalistic offerings. The Brazilian …