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Netflix Orders First Spanish-Language Original

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix is getting its first Spanish-language original series, a soccer comedy from the Mexican director Gaz Alazraki. The 13-episode series from Alazraki Entertainment is slated for a launch in 2015. It reunites the team that made We Are the Nobles (Nosotros los Nobles), which is one of the ...

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Telemundo & Bud Light Team Up for New Musical Competition

MIAMI: Up-and-coming bands will take the stage on Telemundo Media’s new reality competition show Buscando Mi Ritmo, produced in partnership with Bud Light. The 6×60-minute series is set to debut on Telemundo July 19 at 6 p.m. As part of the competition, celebrities will pair up with undiscovered music acts ...

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Lifetime to Launch in Latin America

NEW YORK/MIAMI: A+E Networks Latin America and Sony Pictures Television are bringing the Lifetime network to countries across Latin America, including Brazil, as of July. Lifetime will feature scripted drama series, nonfiction series and original movies. Among the shows featured on the programming roster will be Witches of East End, ...

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MundoFox to Debut New Original Drama Two Moons

LOS ANGELES: MundoFox’s new original drama Two Moons has been given a May 3 premiere date. The program is set to debut on the network at 10 p.m., and will then air on Saturdays at the same time. Two Moons marks the return of actress and producer Barbara Mori to ...

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APOS Spotlight: PFC – O Canal do Futebol

BALI: PFC – O Canal do Futebol, a Globosat channel, airs more than 600 soccer games a year, including an array of big-name Brazilian matches such as the Brazilian Championship, the Brazil Cup and the State Championships. It also broadcasts games from other events, including the Futsal League and showbol ...

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Telemundo Preps Digital Companion Series for Lord of the Skies

MIAMI: Telemundo is set to release a seven-part digital special linking the first and second seasons of its prime-time series The Lord of the Skies (El Señor de los Cielos)​, a cross-platform move that's a first for the company. Titled The Secret Episode (El Capítulo Secreto), the first mid-season webisodes are ...

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Univision Launches OTT Network Flama

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has partnered with digital producer Bedrocket to launch Flama, an English-language OTT network aimed at young Latinos. The joint venture marks Univision’s first dedicated OTT channel, which is available on TheFlama.com. The network will focus on discovering and sharing original and curated videos with stories made ...

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VIMN The Americas Makes New Hire for MTV Latin America

MIAMI: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas has named Maria Iregui brand manager and senior VP of programming and production for MTV Latin America. In her new role, Iregui is responsible for managing the content and creative for the youth brand in the region. She is replacing Fernando Gaston, ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Canal Futura

CANNES: At this year’s MIPTV, Canal Futura is presenting two new hour-long documentaries that deal with issues of human rights: Going Back and Armed. For children, the company is offering the animated series The Adventures of Teca. The program features themes of friendship, family, personal health and playfulness, and addresses ...

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Globo Upfront Reveals New Novelas, Entertainment

SÂO PAULO: Globo has unveiled a host of new programming coming to the network, including the entertainment show Tá no Ar: a TV na TV. Comedians Marcelo Adnet and Marcius Melhem were on hand to present the new entertainment series Tá no Ar: a TV na TV, while Fernanda Lima ...

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