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AMC Networks Extends Presence in Mexico

NEW YORK: AMC Networks International Latin America has secured some major launches in Mexico for AMC and Sundance Channel with leading pay-TV platforms. AMC is doubling its distribution for its previous carriage as MGM Channel. Sundance Channel is making its first-ever launch in the country. As part of the new ...

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Discovery Familia Picks Up MiTú Content

MIAMI/LOS ANGELES: Spanish-language U.S. network Discovery Familia has signed a cross-platform programming deal with Latino media company MiTú that will make MiTú’s content available for the channel’s TV and digital audiences. As part of the agreement, Discovery Familia will premiere the long-format version of two new series, Casa Linda and ...

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Endemol Beyond Opens First LatAm Hub in Brazil

LONDON/SÃO PAULO: Endemol Beyond has opened its first Latin American base in Brazil, with former ParaMaker exec Vanessa Oliveira tapped to lead the new hub. As manager of Endemol Beyond Brazil, Oliveira will be tasked with building a regional premium channel network comprised of high-end original productions and branded content ...

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U.S. Channel mun2 Rebranding as NBC Universo

LOS ANGELES: mun2, NBCUniversal’s U.S. Hispanic cable network, is set to rebrand as NBC Universo starting February 1, 2015. That date will also mark the moment the channel becomes the home to the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in the U.S. As part of the rebrand, the network ...

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Telemundo & mun2 Unveil 2015 FIFA Soccer Coverage

NEW YORK/MIAMI: NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 networks, which hold the Spanish-language broadcast rights for the FIFA World Cup in the U.S., have announced a 2015 broadcast plan totaling more than 550 hours of FIFA soccer events across their platforms. As part of that plan, the channels are scheduled to feature ...

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Caracol’s The Voice of Freedom Airs in Russia

BOGOTÁ: Russia’s Raz TV has picked up the series The Voice of Freedom, distributed by Caracol TV Internacional. The channel will air the program at 10:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday night. Produced by CMO for Caracol Television in Colombia, The Voice of Freedom chronicles the life of the singer ...

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Mexican-Wrestling Show Heads to UniMás

LOS ANGELES: Lucha Underground, a Spanish-language wrestling series from Robert Rodriguez, FactoryMade Ventures and Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group, has been slated to debut on UniMás in the U.S. The 39-episode wrestling program will become part of the network’s Saturday lineup beginning November 1, following Wednesday night premieres on ...

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Streaming Service Cennarium Heads to Brazil

LONDON: Cennarium, a streaming service dedicated to the performing arts, has signed an international deal with Samsung to make it available in Brazil. The service will be offered to Samsung customers in that country through tablets, TVs and smartphones via Moony, a Samsung digital platform that provides niche content from ...

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