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New Research Spotlights Hispanic OTT Viewing Habits

July 23, 2015

NEW ROCHELLE: According to a new study by Horowitz Research, Hispanics are more likely to make streaming an integral part of their video-viewing lifestyle, with half of the study’s participants spending 20 percent or more of their time viewing OTT content. In comparison, only 43 percent of total urban TV …

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Second Season of Texas Trocas Airing on Discovery en Español

July 21, 2015

MIAMI: Discovery en Español is set to debut next month a second season of its docureality series Texas Trocas. The show’s new eight-episode season is due out August 3 during Lunes de Motores, the channel’s automotive programming block. The series’ sophomore run will follow the owners and workers of truck-renovation …

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ESPN International Renews Rights for Spanish Soccer in Brazil

July 20, 2015

MIAMI: ESPN International has extended its exclusive rights in Brazil for the Spanish soccer leagues La Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante, clinching a five-year multimedia agreement lasting until the 2019-20 season. The agreement includes exclusive TV and internet rights, along with non-exclusive radio rights, for all league matches per season. …

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FIC Exits MundoFox Partnership

July 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES: FOX International Channels (FIC) has sold its interest in U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network MundoFox to its joint-venture partner RCN Television Group. The network launched in fall 2012, dedicated to serving the U.S. Hispanic market. With FIC selling off its 50 percent stake, RCN now becomes full owner of …

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TV Latina Presents Digital Edition for Tepal & Andina Link Centroamérica

July 15, 2015

NEW YORK: TV Latina’s digital edition for Tepal and Andina Link Centroamérica is now available, offering a special report on the leading pay-TV channels in Latin America, as well as interviews with Discovery’s David Zaslav, Modern Family’s Steven Levitan and Eduardo Ruiz of A+E Networks Latin America. View the digital edition here. The …

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DishLATINO to Carry Caracol Internacional

June 19, 2015

ENGLEWOOD: The DishLATINO bouquet on DTH platform DISH has added Colombian network Caracol Internacional to its lineup. Caracol will be available on DishLATINO’s Plus, Dos and Max packages, as well as the Latino Bonus Pack, a service that supplements DISH’s English-language packages with Spanish-language programming. Through the deal, subscribers will have …

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Telemundo Internacional

June 18, 2015

PRAGUE: Dramas and telenovelas are at the forefront of Telemundo Internacional’s lineup for NATPE Europe, which the company has been attending since the market first launched. On Monday, Telemundo Internacional is slated to make its debut screening at the market. The company's listing is headlined by Under the Same Sky. As …

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Telemundo Elevates Programming Execs

June 5, 2015

MIAMI: Telemundo has upped two executives within its programming division. Glenda Pacanins, previously VP of programming strategy integration, is now senior VP of programming and content, while Leonor Sotillo has been elevated from VP of programming and strategy to senior VP. Both execs will continue to report to Jesus Torres …

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Sling TV Unveils Latino-Network Packages

June 5, 2015

ENGLEWOOD: OTT service Sling TV has launched Sling Latino, a new brand geared at bilingual and Spanish-speaking audiences. The initiative lets viewers select from two base packages, Paquete Total (22 channels for $12 per month) or Paquete Esencial (16 channels for $7 per month), each with live and on-demand content …

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BBC Worldwide Appoints EVP for Latin America

June 4, 2015

MIAMI: BBC Worldwide has named Anna Gordon executive VP for Latin America, effective next month. Based in Miami, Gordon will report to Paul Dempsey, the president of global markets. She will oversee all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses in the region, and will be accountable for P&L and strategic decisions in …