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Venevision Productions Working on New Tele-Series

MIAMI: Venevision Productions has begun production on the new tele-series Route 35, The Escape Valve (Ruta 35, La Válvula de Escape), a collaboration with Univision. The production will feature three distinct production units that will operate simultaneously to develop this tele-series, which will be produced mostly on location in Miami ...

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Salinas Buys 50 Percent of Iusacell from Grupo Televisa

MEXICO CITY: Ricardo B. Salinas, the chairman of Grupo Salinas, has purchased 50 percent of the shares of the telecommunications operator Grupo Iusacell from Grupo Televisa for $717 million. Upon the closing of this transaction, Salinas will fully own the equity of Iusacell. Grupo Iusacell is a leader in the ...

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New Brand Manager for Paramount Channel in Latin America

MIAMI: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas has named Carlos Penzini, currently the senior VP of strategy and business development, as brand manager of Paramount Channel Latin America. Penzini will report directly to Pierluigi Gazzolo, the COO of VIMN and interim managing director for VIMN The Americas. He is ...

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INXS Miniseries Debuting Across Latin America

MIAMI: The OnDIRECTV channel is set to debut a four-part miniseries about Aussie band INXS later this month for its subscribers in Latin America, thanks to a deal with Shine International. INXS: Never Tear Us Apart is due out September 22, with each hour-long episode being released on a weekly basis. ...

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Eugenio Derbez Enters First-Look Deal with Pantelion Films

VANCOUVER: Eugenio Derbez, the talent behind the hit Spanish-language film Instructions Not Included, has inked an exclusive first-look deal with Pantelion Films, a Lionsgate and Grupo Televisa joint venture. The deal allows Mexican actor, director, writer and producer Derbez to focus on Spanish- and English-language films geared at U.S. Latino ...

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TV Latina’s Preview for Jornadas Now Available

NEW YORK:’s Preview for Jornadas provides users with a wide variety of services in one location, including a video report on the status of pay TV in Latin America featuring Carlos Martínez of FOX International Channels Latin America, Marcel Vinay of Comarex and Fernando Muñíz of Televisa Networks. See ...

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TV Latina Presents Digital Edition for Jornadas

NEW YORK: TV Latina has launched its digital edition for Jornadas, featuring a special report on the major cable operators in Latin America and an in-depth look at the most prominent pay-TV channels in the Southern Cone, as well as interviews with some of the leading executives in the pay-TV ...

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Vivendi & Telefónica Enter Exclusive Talks for GVT Acquisition

MADRID: After receiving binding offers from Spain's Telefónica and Italy's Telecom Italia to acquire GVT, Vivendi has decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Spanish telecommunications outfit. The Telefónica bid represents a total value of 7.45 billion euros ($9.825 billion). This includes a cash offer of 4.66 billion euros ...

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