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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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Sierra/Engine Sells Pair of Shows to UniMás

LOS ANGELES: Sierra/Engine Television and UniMás have signed a deal for the exclusive rights for the Mexican drama Niño Santo and the action-adventure drama SAF3 (formerly known as Rescue 3). Niño Santo follows a team of young doctors who are sent to vaccinate people in a remote village against a ...

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Telemundo Media Teams Up with Chevrolet for Digital Soccer Series

MIAMI: Telemundo Media and Chevrolet have partnered to create La Cueva de la Fiera, a new digital sports reality series supported by a 360-degree promotional campaign. The ten-part weekly series launched last month on Telemundo’s site and is the first reality series produced by Deportes Telemundo exclusively for digital. Offering ...

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Liberty Global Buys Remaining Stake in Chile’s VTR

DENVER: Liberty Global has acquired the remaining 20 percent of the outstanding shares in VTR, which is Chile's largest cable operator. Liberty Global purchased these shares from a subsidiary of Corp Group Holding Inversiones Limitada in exchange for 10.1 million Liberty Global Class C ordinary shares. The share consideration had ...

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Caracol TV International Unveils MIPTV Roster

BOGOTÁ: From new premieres to catalogue favorites, Colombia’s Caracol TV International has revealed some of the programming highlights it will be presenting at next month’s MIPTV. Shows include The Dark Widow, a drama series based on the life of Griselda Blanco, who built a drug empire through violent means. That ...

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Alberto Pecegueiro

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of World Screen. When Globosat launched, in 1991, it introduced Brazilian viewers to an array of choice that had never been seen before on television. In Globosat’s early years, only affluent consumers could afford pay-TV offerings, but thanks to packages tailored ...

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Bloomberg & El Financiero Partner to Launch Multimedia Platform

MEXICO CITY: Bloomberg and Mexican publication El Financiero have teamed up to launch a multiplatform, Spanish-language, business-news service with content appearing on TV, digital platforms and print. The partnership includes the creation of El Financiero-Bloomberg, a Spanish-language, business-news television channel that will be broadcast in Mexico and Central America. The channel, ...

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Bulgaria’s Eurocom Picks Up Brazilian Soccer Programming

SÃO PAULO: Globo has licensed matches from the São Paulo State League, the Brazilian League and some of the network’s sports programs to Bulgarian channel Eurocom National Cable Television. The partnership allows the Eastern European channel to air matches between popular Brazilian soccer teams. It will also broadcast two of ...

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DISCOP Istanbul/Pre-MIPTV Spotlight: Azteca

ISTANBUL: Comarex, which represents the productions of the Mexican broadcaster Azteca, has attended DISCOP Istanbul since the event began in 2010. This year, the company will present original Azteca productions whose classic love stories it believes will appeal to the region. In Destiny, a woman promises to find her birth ...

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