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Carlos Bardasano Named VP of Original Content for Univision Networks

MIAMI: Carlos Bardasano, who formerly led programming and content at Univision Communications’ UniMás broadcast network, has been appointed VP of original content for the Univision networks. The exec will oversee all the production of original content from Univision Communications' main content providers, which include Televisa, Venevision, Caracol, RTI and Sony. ...

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Cisneros Media Developing New English-Language Comedy

MIAMI: Cisneros Media is working with Part Time Hero Productions on American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela, an English-language comedy aimed at the U.S. market but with a "Latin twist." The series is being developed and produced by Cisneros in partnership with Part Time Hero, which was founded by game show ...

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Televisa Teams Up with Digital Content Provider MiTú

CULVER CITY: Latino content provider MiTú has been tapped to develop and produce original digital content for Televisa following a multiyear, multiplatform agreement between the companies. As part of the deal, Televisa will use MiTú’s roster of Latino talent to develop new content, concepts and formats across several platforms. The ...

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FIC to Deliver U.S. Version of The Taste Across Latin America

MUNICH: FOX International Channels (FIC) Latin America has signed a deal with Red Arrow International for the broadcasting rights for ABC's version of The Taste across 50 territories. Through FIC, the U.S. treatment of The Taste will be available in territories such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela. The ...

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Cisneros Media Teams Up with RRsat to Boost Its Broadcasting Reach

MIAMI: Cisneros Media has signed a seven-year agreement with digital-media provider RRsat Global Communications Network, a deal that will see the Spanish-language content producer expand its broadcasting reach in its Latin American and Hispanic markets. RRsat will now provide Cisneros Media with full content management, along with global distribution services ...

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Sundance Increasing Latin American Footprint

NEW YORK: AMC Networks International is expanding the reach of Sundance Channel Global across Latin America, with first-ever launches planned in six territories. First-ever launches for the channel are set for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras. Panama and Paraguay. Additional carriage pacts have been secured in Colombia, the Dominican ...

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ABTA: Brazilian Pay-TV Platforms Outline Growth Strategies

SÃO PAULO: In a session at ABTA 2014, representatives from Brazilian pay platforms NET, Oi TV, Claro HDTV and Blue Interactive Group agreed that creative, innovative strategies will be necessary for the expansion of the subscription TV base in the country. Cristina Bandiera, the director of marketing and products at ...

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Caracol Looks Further Afield

Caracol TV Internacional is responsible for delivering some of the most successful Colombian series out to a global audience. While the company has sold a mix of telenovelas, series and entertainment formats widely across Latin America, the international distributor has recently been ramping up its business in territories far outside ...

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ESPN International Renews Rights for UEFA Games in Latin America

MIAMI: ESPN International and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) have extended their partnership for four more years, allowing ESPN to continue airing major tournaments in Spanish-speaking Latin America and select countries across the Caribbean. Through the deal, ESPN and FOX Sports will divide matches equally for the UEFA ...

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