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NATPE Spotlight: Caracol Television

MIAMI: For Caracol Television, NATPE is one of the most important markets of the year. “It is the start of a new and exciting year with lots of potential to increase our global presence,” says Lisette Osorio, the company’s VP of international sales. “It means a lot for our company ...

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Exclusive Interview: NBCUniversal’s Joe Uva

PREMIUM: Joe Uva, the chairman of Hispanic enterprises and content at NBCUniversal, talks about increasing Telemundo’s ratings and diversifying its schedule and the importance of sharing content between Telemundo and mun2 and their sister English-language brands. WS: In what ways are you increasing the presence of Telemundo’s programming on NBCUniversal ...

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Globo Licenses Two Series to U.S. Pay Channel

SÃO PAULO: Two Globo series are slated to make their American debuts through a licensing deal reached between the Brazilian outfit and the U.S. pay channel Pasiones. The Cariocas stars Paolla Oliveira (Irrational Heart), Adriana Esteves (Brazil Avenue) and Sônia Braga. Set in Rio de Janeiro, the 10×25-minute show tells ...

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Caracol TV Crime Drama Airing in Afghanistan

BOGOTÁ: Caracol TV’s hit crime drama Pablo Escobar, the Drug Lord is now being aired in Afghanistan through the Kabul-based Lemar TV channel. The series, which was produced by Colombian network Caracol TV and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional, will air Thursday and Saturday nights. Andrés Parra plays drug lord ...

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Exclusive Interview: Cisneros Media’s Jonathan Blum

PREMIUM: Jonathan Blum, who was recently appointed president of Cisneros Media, a division of the Cisneros Group of Companies, talks about the newly created corporate unit, its international-distribution business and co-production models. WS: Tell us about the recently formed Cisneros Media. BLUM: A huge challenge that we have right now ...

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Grupo Elektra Acquires Blockbuster Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Grupo Elektra, a company controlled by Ricardo Salinas, has purchased Blockbuster Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of satellite pay-TV provider DISH Network, for 408 million pesos ($30.8 million). The company said it has retained the current CEO of Blockbuster Mexico, Edward J. Argüelles, and most of its 2,600 ...

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NATPE Spotlight: Bandeirantes Communication Group

MIAMI: The NATPE program highlights from Bandeirantes Communication Group each reflect aspects of the way life is in Brazil. Natália, for example, follows the journey of a young bride from Rio de Janeiro who is the daughter of a pastor and is given the opportunity to become a model when ...

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Caracol Announces NATPE Lineup

BOGOTÁ: Caracol TV International has released the titles of the programs it’s set to present at this year’s NATPE, including new telenovelas, reality shows and documentaries. Some of the offerings include The Sweetest Love, a story tracking four generations of women who fall in love with the wrong men, and ...

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Digital Edition for TV Latina Distributors Guide 2014 Now Available

NEW YORK: The digital edition of the new TV Latina Distributors Guide provides essential information on the leading content distributors in Latin America. The TV Latina Distributors Guide 2014 (Guía de Distribuidores 2014) offers up detailed information on numerous content distributors operating in Latin America, providing details on their key ...

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MP & Silva Holds On to Brazilian Football Rights Until 2015

MIAMI: MP & Silva and Globo, the exclusive distributor of Campeonato Paulista and Brasileirao, have extended their partnership for the distribution rights for the Brazilian championship in selected countries in Europe and Asia until 2015. MP & Silva retains its rights for Campeonato Brasileiro da Série A (also known as ...

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