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Univision & DIRECTV Enter Multi-Year Pact

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has signed a new multi-year agreement with DIRECTV, which includes the launch of the Univision Deportes network. DIRECTV has signed on for Univision’s owned and operated broadcast stations, as well as the networks feeds for Univision and UniMás, and the Spanish-language cable network Galavisión. DIRECTV will ...

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Telefe International Reveals MIPTV Slate

BUENOS AIRES: Next month in Cannes Telefe International plans to promote a number of titles across various genres, including comedy, drama and telenovela. Produced by Underground, Endemol and Telefe, Los Vecinos en Guerra is a family comedy about a 40-year-old housewife who used to be in a gang of swindlers. ...

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A+E Networks Latin America Gets New President

MIAMI: Eddy Ruiz has taken on the role of president and general manager of A+E Networks Latin America, a joint venture of A+E Networks and Ole Communications. Ruiz is responsible for A&E, HISTORY and Bio in the region. He will lead the joint venture’s new growth initiatives for all brands, ...

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Univision Scores Formula 1 Rights

NEW YORK: Univision Deportes has become the exclusive U.S. Spanish-language broadcast home for Formula 1 racing, along with securing the digital rights to all 19 Grand Prix races. The multi-year partnership between Univision Communications and Formula One Management starts with the 2013 season. This includes 19 races in 19 countries ...

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Cineflix Rights Bolsters Sales Team

LONDON: Christopher Gordon has been hired as Cineflix Rights’ director of sales for Latin America. In his new role, Gordon will work out of Toronto under Chris Bonney, the CEO of Rights for Cineflix Media. He is charged with managing program and format sales in the region. He is also ...

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Mexico Readies Telecommunications Reform

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s government is said to be proposing a new bill that would potentially break up its telecom and broadcast monopolies. The bill, expected to be presented to Congress today, would create a new independent regulator that could designate firms as "dominant," and could possibly break up companies to ...

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Univision Reveals Sponsors for Nuestra Belleza Latina

NEW YORK: A slew of new and returning sponsors have been announced for the seventh season of Univision’s Nuestra Belleza Latina, a reality beauty competition hosted by Giselle Blondet. Brands such as AT&T, Colgate Optic White, jcpenney, GARNIER Fructis, Maybelline New York, SUBWAY restaurants and first-time sponsor Kia Motors America ...

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Canal 13-Chile’s David Belmar on Chilean Innovation

NEW YORK: Under the executive direction of David Belmar, Canal 13-Chile has made huge leaps forward; Belmar speaks with TV Latina about this success. TV LATINA: In the last year, Canal 13-Chile has led the local market in prime time. What has led to that success? BELMAR: Canal 13-Chile works ...

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