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Televisa to Bring Novelas & Formats to Budapest

MIAMI: Televisa Internacional is slated to showcase a variety of telenovelas, including The Tempest, and formats at NATPE Budapest. Among the telenovelas on offer from the company are The Tempest (La Tempestad) and Life of Lies (Mentir para Vivir). The former focuses on a woman’s challenging romance with a fishing ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Construir TV

BUDAPEST: This outing marks the first time that Construir TV is exhibiting its content at NATPE Budapest. “Our expectations are very positive and we hope it will be a successful market for us,” says Alejandra Marano, the company’s managing director. Construir TV is a unique thematic channel that is dedicated ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Azteca

BUDAPEST: There are a number of Azteca telenovelas and dramas that Comarex is highlighting for NATPE Budapest, including Timeless Love. Starring Edith Gonzalez, Timeless Love tells the story of a man and woman who must overcome many obstacles as they pursue happiness. The Other Side of the Soul, led by ...

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New Appointments at Univision

NEW YORK: Cristina Schwarz has taken on the role of VP of Univision Cable Networks, overseeing the strategy for a portfolio that includes Galavisión and tlnovelas. Based in Miami and reporting to Cesar Conde, the president of Univision Networks, Schwarz is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for Galavisión, tlnovelas, ...

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Sundance Channel Set for Latin America

NEW YORK: AMC/Sundance Channel Global has inked a deal for the Sundance Channel to launch on DIRECTV in Latin America this September. Sundance Channel will be available for the first time in seven Latin American countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. DIRECTV will also launch a separate ...

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New SVP of Programming for Univision Network

MIAMI: Sandra Smester, who first joined Univision Communications nearly two decades ago, has become the senior VP of programming for Univision Network. In her new post, Smester will supervise the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of all on-air content. She will work out of Miami under Alberto Ciurana, the president of ...

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Event Preview: Brazil TV Forum

São Paulo’s Centro de Convenções Frei Caneca is gearing up to open its doors for the 14th edition of the Brazil TV Forum, taking place June 4 and 5. In line with past events, the forum is set to welcome producers, distributors, TV channels and content platforms from across Brazil, ...

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UFC & Televisa Networks Enter Distribution Tie-Up

MEXICO CITY: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Televisa Networks have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to bring UFC programming to 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America through the launch of a 24-hour channel. The subscription network will become available in late 2013. Across Latin America, excluding Brazil, viewers will ...

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Event Preview: Brazil TV Forum


NEW YORK: São Paulo’s Centro de Convenções Frei Caneca is gearing up to open its doors for the 14th edition of the Brazil TV Forum, taking place June 4 and 5. In line with past events, the forum is set to welcome producers, distributors, TV channels and content platforms from ...

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FIC Creates Dedicated Anti-Piracy Post in Latin America

BUENOS AIRES: FOX International Channels (FIC) has created a new position within its Latin American team that will work to fight against illegal pay-TV connections, tapping Daniel Steinmetz as the chief anti-piracy officer. Steinmetz will be working on the development, implementation and evaluation of the company’s plans to combat pay-TV piracy ...

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