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Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord Makes Brazilian Debut

BOGOTÁ: Caracol Television's Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord, a drama series about the infamous Colombian cocaine trafficker, has begun airing on +Globosat in Brazil. Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord will broadcast on +Globosat every weeknight at 9 p.m. The 74×60-minute show stars Andres Parra, Angie Cepeda, Christian Tappan, Nicolas Montero, Ernesto ...

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Former FIC Exec to Lead Endemol Brazil

LONDON/SÃO PAULO: Marcello Leão Braga, formerly the content director at FOX International Channels Brazil, has been named general manager at Endemol Brazil. Leão Braga takes up the new role with immediate effect. He is based in the company's São Paulo offices, reporting to Martin Kweller, Endemol’s creative director and operations ...

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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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