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MIPCOM Spotlight: ON TV

CANNES: ON TV is working to complete the Televisión por… trilogy with Televisión por la justicia, which will deal with cases of institutional injustice. In 2008, ON TV won an International Emmy Award for the mini-series Televisión por la identidad, and last year, the stars of Televisión por la inclusión, ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Globo

CANNES: Globo’s Gabriela is a remake of a highly successful TV drama from the ’70s that was inspired by Jorge Amado’s novel Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon. The series is about a young immigrant who captivates everyone with her naïve yet provocative sensuality. “Gabriela has proven that it remains contemporary and ...

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Univision’s Isaac Lee Named CEO of Fusion

MIAMI: In addition to his role as president of Univision News, Isaac Lee is taking up the post of CEO of the soon-to-launch network Fusion. In this new role, Lee will be responsible for all programming and business aspects of Fusion. The network, dedicated to news, pop culture and lifestyle ...

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Telemundo Chief Exiting

NEW YORK: In another executive reshuffle at NBCUniversal, Emilio Romano is stepping down after just two years as the president of U.S. Hispanic broadcaster Telemundo. The news comes just shortly after Lauren Zalaznick, who recruited Romano to lead Telemundo following the departure of Don Browne, said she would be leaving ...

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Lionsgate, Televisa Partner with George Lopez

SANTA MONICA: Pantelion Films and South Shore, established as joint ventures between Lionsgate and Televisa, have inked an overall film and television deal with comedian George Lopez. Pantelion was formed to deliver feature films to U.S. Hispanic audiences. Its first project with Lopez is La Vida Robot, an English-language feature ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Venevision International

CANNES: The series Lucia’s Secret leads off the Venevision International slate. The show was shot on location in southern Florida and Venezuela, “producing thrilling scenes that we are confident will capture the interest of a wide range of audiences, generating positive ratings and market share for broadcasters throughout Latin America ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Canal Futura

CANNES: The lead programs from Canal Futura all approach subjects that are relevant to many people’s lives worldwide. For example, Going Back takes a sensitive approach to talking about the prison-management system. “It’s a polemical topic, one which is a source of ongoing discussion for many governments and populations,” says ...

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Vivendi’s GVT in Brazilian Pay-TV Venture

PARIS: Vivendi's GVT subsidiary has entered into negotiations with EchoStar Technologies to form a joint venture for pay-TV services in Brazil. The JV would be headquartered in Brazil and would be managed by GVT. The objective is to offer a national service based on IPTV and high-powered satellite. It would ...

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FIC Buys Paramount’s Stake in LAPTV

NEW YORK: FOX International Channels (FIC) has purchased Paramount Pictures' share of LAPTV, giving it 100-percent ownership of the company. Paramount has also extended its long-term output agreement with FIC. The deal gives FIC access to new Paramount features in Latin America, excluding Brazil. LAPTV operates Moviecity and other leading ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Band Contents Distribution

CANNES: Each of the highlight offerings from Band Contents Distribution provides a look at how life in Brazil really is, according to Elisa Ayub, the company’s director of international content. Natália, for example, tells the story of a young, married girl from Rio de Janeiro who is given the opportunity ...

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