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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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Hemisphere Completes Purchase of Three Hispanic Networks

MIAMI: Hemisphere Media Group, which operates Cinelatino, among other Spanish-language networks targeting the U.S. Hispanic segment, has completed its acquisition of Pasiones, Centroamerica TV and TV Dominicana. Hemisphere acquired the three channels from Media World, owned by Imagina US, for $101.9 million in cash. Pasiones, featuring telenovelas and series, reaches ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Caracol Television

CANNES: Caracol Television is heading to MIPTV ready to showcase the romantic telenovela The Sweetest Love, about four wealthy sisters who wind up falling for the men they least expect. Caracol Television is also showcasing the comedy The Mother in Law, a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. “The story line ...

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DTT Boosts Digital TV Gains in Latin America

LONDON: Digital TV penetration in Latin America is expected to reach 94.5 percent by 2020, according to Digital TV Research, with DTT set to provide half of the additional homes added in a ten-year period. Digital TV was at 18.1-percent penetration at the end of 2010, rising to just over ...

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Venevision Airs The Voice of Freedom

BOGOTÁ: Venezuela’s Venevision has aired the CMO production The Voice of Freedom on the heels of the series’ successful Colombian run. The program premiered on the Venezuelan network yesterday and will air Monday through Friday nights at 8 p.m. Produced for Caracol Televisión and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional, the ...

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Twofour Rights Sells Travel Docs into Latin America

LONDON: Twofour Rights has sold a pair of travel documentaries to Discovery Networks Latin America ahead of MIPTV. Tom Daley Goes Global sees Olympian diver Daley backpacking with his best friend through countries including Thailand, Japan, Australia, Morocco and New Zealand. The 6×60-minute program is a GroupM Entertainment co-prod. In ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Azteca

CANNES: Azteca’s new production Acapulco… Forever Yours, under the direction of Elisa Salinas and producer Rita Fusaro, is an original story where wickedness, greed, selfishness and a series of injustices propel the heroine to fight for the love of her life. Comarex is presenting the title to MIPTV buyers, and ...

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