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Pair of Programming Execs Join Telemundo Media

MIAMI: Telemundo Media has hired Jesús Torres Viera as executive VP of programming and content and Daniel Cubillo as VP of content development for non-scripted, a newly created role. Torres Viera will work under Emilio Romano, the president of Telemundo Media. As the executive VP of programming and content, he will ...

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eOne Sells Several Series in Latin America

TORONTO/LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) signed a number of deals with Latin American buyers during last month’s NATPE. Properties sold in the region include Primeval: New World, a North American spinoff of the popular U.K. show featuring animals from the past and future; Conspiracy 365, a book-based action thriller; and ...

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Comarex’s Marcel Vinay Discusses Azteca Partnership

NEW YORK: As Azteca celebrates its 20th anniversary, Marcel Vinay, the CEO of Comarex, reflects on the relationship between the two companies and looks ahead at the promising future. WS: How did the relationship between Azteca and Comarex begin? VINAY: We started working together in 1996 with the distribution of Nada ...

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Telemundo to Deliver Select Lionsgate Films

MIAMI: Telemundo Media has licensed the rights for a number of films from Lionsgate, including The Hunger Games, which it will broadcast to U.S. audiences for the first time in Spanish. The box-office hit The Hunger Games will debut on Telemundo in 2015. Additional films that are part of the ...

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Univision Deportes & ESPN to Expand Presence of Mexican Soccer in the U.S.

MIAMI: Univision Deportes and ESPN are working together to increase the reach of the Mexican National Soccer Team in the U.S. ESPN’s English-language networks and digital platforms scored the media rights to Mexico’s home FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and international friendlies. The English-language coverage will complement Univision’s Spanish-language coverage ...

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Comedy Central Latin America Localizing Roast Franchise

MIAMI: The iconic Roast franchise is being brought to Latin America for the first time ever, with Comedy Central’s Roast of Hector Suarez. The special will be taped in Mexico City in May. The Mexican comedian Hector Suarez is the region’s first roastee. The channel reaches more than 18 million ...

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Estrella TV to Air Primera League Soccer

BURBANK: Estrella TV has scored the exclusive U.S. Hispanic broadcast rights for El Salvador’s Alianza Fútbol Club (Alianza FC) soccer games in the Primera Division, the nation’s highest tier league. The network will air the games live on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting on February 3. It will ...

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Telemundo Launching VOD App with Samsung

MIAMI: Telemundo Internacional has teamed up with Samsung Electronics Latin America to launch a new VOD app for Samsung Smart TVs and mobile devices. Developed by Tangerine Mobile, the app delivers on-demand viewing for the productions La Reina del Sur, Dame Chocolate, Decisiones and La Diosa Coronada. These shows can ...

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Latin American Broadcasters Pick Up Endemol Shows

LONDON: Endemol Worldwide Distribution has sold a number of titles into Latin America in a new round of deals, including for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Multiple seasons of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition have sold to TV Azteca in Mexico. There’s also a version that was produced for Turner’s Infinito, Extreme Makeover: ...

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