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ABTA: Brazilian Pay-TV Heavyweights Debate TWC-CBS Spat

SÃO PAULO: Time Warner Cable’s dispute with CBS over retrans fees was the subject of heated debate at the opening of the ABTA Expo & Congress yesterday in São Paulo, Brazil, where the heads of Globosat and Net, among others, also discussed the impact of new pay-TV legislation. Alberto Pecegueiro, the ...

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Colombian Soccer Series to Kick Off in the U.S.

BOGOTÁ: Football Dreams, A World of Passion, produced by Caracol Television and distributed by Caracol TV Internacional, is premiering today on Unimas in the U.S., marking its first international release. Football Dreams, A World of Passion follows the lives of Carlos "el Pibe" Valderrama, Faustino Asprilla, René Higuita and Freddy Rincón, ...

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Fusion Announces Launch Date & Programming Lineup

MIAMI: Fusion, an upcoming network featuring news and lifestyle content for Latinos and millenials, is set to launch in millions of homes throughout the U.S. this fall. Fusion’s prime-time news programming will include America with Jorge Ramos and Open Source with Leon Krauze. An original nightly satire block, featuring a ...

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Event Preview: ABTA 2013 Expo & Conference


NEW YORK: ABTA’s 21st edition will take place August 6 to 8 at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil. The event is set to welcome participants from more than ten countries, including Germany, France, the U.S., China, Japan, England, Spain, Taiwan and Peru. “ABTA 2013 is an event ...

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July/August Edition of TV Latina Now Available

NEW YORK: The July/August digital edition of the Spanish-language TV Latina is now available, featuring interviews with Warner Bros.’ Jeffrey Schlesinger, FIC Latin America’s Carlos Martínez and A+E Networks Latin America’s Eduardo Ruiz, among others. Read the issue here. The TEPAL and Andina Link Centroamérica edition of TV Latina features ...

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MTV to Launch on Pay TV in Brazil

SÃO PAULO: Viacom International Media Networks is launching its flagship MTV entertainment brand on pay TV in Brazil. The channel will debut in October on key cable operators in Brazil. VIMN has already made Nickelodeon, VH1 and Comedy Central available on pay TV in the country. The new service will deliver more ...

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Pay-TV Piracy to Be Addressed at ABTA

SÃO PAULO: The 2013 ABTA Expo & Conference is bringing together four international speakers to debate the issue of the fight against piracy in pay TV during a special panel session. Marta Ochoa, the director of the Pay-TV Alliance Against Piracy in the U.S.; Horacio Gennari, the CEO of Business ...

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More Telemundo Programming for Netflix in LatAm

MIAMI: The Best of Caso Cerrado and the second season of Decisiones, two series from Telemundo Internacional, are now available on Netflix in all Latin America territories. The Best of Caso Cerrado, which contains 52 episodes, details court cases that are presented to Ana Maria Polo. Decisiones recreates real-life scenarios ...

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AMC/Sundance Channel Global Names LatAm VP

NEW YORK: AMC Networks’ AMC/Sundance Channel Global has appointed Gustavo Lopez as its VP of global distribution and business development for Latin America, where Sundance Channel is slated to launch in September. In the newly created role, Lopez will work out of Miami under Ed Palluth, the executive VP of global ...

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Caracol America Productions Sets Up New Studio in Miami

MIAMI: Caracol America Productions has established a full-service studio facility in Miami, offering network-quality production services for rental. Indie producers and filmmakers can access a 16,000 sq. ft. facility that is fully HD-digital ready. The production services are available for single or multi-day use, in studio or on location. Caracol ...

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