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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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Chellomedia Establishes Latin American Operation

MIAMI: Chello Latin America is a new operating business from Chellomedia that integrates Pramer, MGM Latin America and Canal Cosmopolitan Latino America, which have a combined footprint of 124 million TV households. Alejandro Harrison, the CEO of Pramer, becomes the CEO of Chello Latin America. The Chello Latin America portfolio ...

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Globo Celebrates 40 Years of International Success

MIAMI: More than 150 guests were on hand at a breakfast held by Globo in Miami to celebrate 40 years on the international market. The Brazilian distributor presented its 2013 catalogue, which includes Brazil Avenue, which scored an 84-percent share during its final episode. Among the other highlights are Sparkling ...

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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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New Latin Division for Bunim/Murray Productions

MIAMI: Banijay Group’s Bunim/Murray Productions, known for producing such hits as The Real World and Project Runway, is set to launch a new entity called BMP Latin for Hispanic audiences. The division will create and produce scripted and unscripted programming—meant for Hispanics between the ages of 18 and 34—across a ...

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FME Makes Sales in Latin America

LONDON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) arrives at NATPE with a number of sales already finalized with broadcasters in the Latin American region. Sony Pictures Entertainment has ordered season 12 of American Idol, led by a judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. The popular singing competition will be ...

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Exclusive Interview: MundoFox’s Emiliano Saccone

NEW YORK: Emiliano Saccone, the president of MundoFox, discusses how the young network is attracting viewers in the competitive U.S. Hispanic market—and offering up a new alternative for brands keen on tapping into this booming demographic. WS: How did MundoFox come about? SACCONE: Seven or eight years ago, Hernán López ...

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