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Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia Ramp Up Programming

NEW YORK: At the Discovery U.S. Hispanic Upfront, a host of new and returning series were introduced for Discovery en Español, which is full of adrenaline-charged shows, and for the female-skewed Discovery en Familia, which will be building thematic nights to support key genres. Discovery en Español continues to build ...

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Univision Invests in El Rey Network

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has entered into a strategic partnership with El Rey Network, an English-language general-entertainment cable channel from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez that is geared toward young adults. The network is set to launch in December. It will have distribution across the U.S., with an initial carriage deal in ...

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El Rey Network Builds Up Management Team

AUSTIN: El Rey Network has appointed former Hearst executive Scott Sassa as vice chairman and Antoinette Alfonso Zel to the newly created post of chief marketing officer (CMO). Most recently, Sassa was the president of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, which handled Hearst Corporation’s interests in such top cable TV brands ...

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FremantleMedia International Secures Sales in Latin America

LONDON: FremantleMedia International has inked several deals with broadcasters in Latin America, including for a number of Jamie Oliver-led series. For the U.S. Hispanic market, MundoFOX picked up Jamie’s Great Italian Escape, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, the first two seasons of Jamie’s Road Trip, Jamie Oliver at Home, Jamie’s Kitchen ...

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Telemundo Reveals Programming Slate for 2013-14

NEW YORK: Telemundo Media has announced its 2013-14 programming lineup, which is comprised of more than 1,000 hours of new original content spanning broadcast, mobile and online platforms. The slate includes the five new prime-time telenovelas Lady and The Worker (Dama y Obrero), The Imposter (La Impostora), Queen of Hearts (Reina ...

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Bible Mini-Series Make Waves in Latin America

PALISADES PARK: Broadcasters such as Rede Bandeirantes in Brazil, Telemundo of Puerto Rico and La Tele in Paraguay are on board to broadcast a set of Bible-themed mini-series. Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. landed the deals for the Bible Series of Miniseries set, which has 15 two-hour and four four-hour mini-series ...

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Univision Plans More ‘In-Culture Programming’

NEW YORK: Univision has added two new epic telenovela productions to its schedule, The Storm (La Tempestad) and Lie So You Can Live (Mentir para Vivir), as well as a host of other highlights. The Storm is a brand-new novela from Televisa that will be running weekdays on Univision. It ...

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TV Latina App for the L.A. Screenings Now Available

NEW YORK: The TV Latina app has been updated for the L.A. Screenings, providing programming listings, news, a directory of company suite numbers and a host of other resources, all delivered in Spanish. Download it here. The features of the Spanish-language TV Latina app include: TV Listings: The ultimate resource ...

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DLA Brings Alvaro Palacios On Board

MIAMI: Alvaro Palacios has become the new chief revenue officer (CRO) and director of sales and marketing for DLA, which develops entertainment products for VOD platforms in Latin America and the Caribbean. Based in Miami, Palacios will work under Antonio Barreto, the company’s CEO. His responsibilities will include managing the ...

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