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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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Brazil Pay TV Takes Center Stage at ABTA

SÃO PAULO: The 2014 edition of ABTA Expo & Conference opened yesterday with a general sense of optimism from government reps and independent producers and expressions of caution by executives from Brazil’s pay-TV sector. Oscar Simões, president of the ABTA, said that the forecasts for Brazilian pay TV are upbeat, ...

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Telefónica Makes $9 Billion Offer for Brazilian Operator GVT

MADRID: Telefónica has submitted an offer to Vivendi to buy the Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom (GVT), which it would combine with its own Telefónica Brasil business. Telefónica offered R$11.96 ($5.3 billion) in cash and 12 percent of the share capital in the new company created through the combination. Given ...

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ABTA Expo & Conference 2014 Kicks Off in São Paulo

SÃO PAULO: Today, the Transamérica Expo Center opened its doors for the new edition of the ABTA Expo & Conference 2014, which brings together leading exhibitors from the pay-TV industry in Latin America and which this year includes panel sessions dedicated exclusively to the issue of advertising. The discussions will ...

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Telemundo Internacional Ties Up with Chilevision

MIAMI: Telemundo Internacional has secured a deal with Chilevision that sees the Chilean broadcaster acquiring formats and other Telemundo productions to air on the channel. Starting January 1, 2015, the agreement spans formats, telenovelas and series. It includes Caso Cerrado, hosted by Dr. Ana Maria Polo. "This agreement gives us ...

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