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ATF Spotlight: Caracol Television

SINGAPORE: Business has been booming for Caracol Television in the Asia Pacific, notes Roberto Corrente, the company’s sales executive for Eastern Europe and Asia. “Telenovelas are playing a key role in our strategy for Asia. By adapting them to the taste of our Asian viewers, we will ensure and expand ...

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The Cartel Premieres in Kenya

BOGOTÁ: An English-dubbed version of Caracol TV’s The Cartel debuted on QTV in Kenya yesterday. Starring Manolo Cardona, Karen Martínez, Diego Cadavid and Róbinson Díaz, The Cartel follows the life of a young man who winds up becoming a drug trafficker. It was filmed in locations such as Miami, Mexico, Armenia, Pereira ...

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ATF Spotlight: Azteca

SINGAPORE: The telenovela continues to be the star product for Azteca, according to Martha Contreras, the sales director for Asia at Comarex. “Azteca is renowned for its captivating and notable telenovelas,” she says. “They have great story lines, the production quality is second to none [and there is] a fabulous ...

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Olympusat 360 Restores Spanish-Language Classics

WEST PALM BEACH: Olympusat’s digital film production facility, Olympusat 360, has restored a slate of classic Spanish-language films to their original form, and is now offering its restoration capabilities to the international market. Olympusat owns one of the largest libraries of independent Spanish-language films in the world. To date, Olympusat ...

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Ricardo Salinas Calls for Improvement in Ratings Systems

NEW YORK: Mexican media mogul Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego critiqued the ratings measurement industry during his session at the Paley Center’s International Council today, arguing that the current systems are “flawed.” Salinas, the founder and chairman of Grupo Salinas, the parent company of Azteca, had particularly harsh words for the ...

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Caracol Announces ATF Catalogue

BOGOTÁ: At next month’s Asia TV Forum (ATF), Caracol TV International is slated to showcase a number of titles, including Pablo Escobar, the Drug Lord, Five Widows on the Loose and Made in Cartagena, to name a few. Based on real testimonies, Pablo Escobar, the Drug Lord tells the story ...

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ATF Spotlight: Record TV Network

SINGAPORE: Working with channels in Asia is something that Record TV Network has been aiming for, says Delmar Andrade, the company’s international sales director. Record’s soap operas, series, documentaries and entertainment programs have been enjoyed by audiences throughout the world. Latin America, North America, Europe and Africa have been the ...

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Band 
Internacional Sets Up New Website

SÃO PAULO: Band Internacional, a Brazilian channel that delivers Portuguese-language content to viewers in the U.S., Latin America and Africa, has launched a new online destination. Designed and developed by Grupo 
Bandeirantes 
de 
Comunicação, the website provides programming information and a look at the current schedule. There are a host ...

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Crackle App Launches in Latin America & Brazil

MIAMI: Crackle’s new free app is now available in Latin America and Brazil for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and all Android mobile devices. Crackle App is the first app to feature ad-supported full-length, unedited Hollywood movies, TV shows and original content. Titles will be offered in English with the ...

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Todo Noticias Inks Deal with CCTV

BUENOS AIRES: Artear’s Todo Noticias (TN) cable news network has announced a content-sharing deal with CCTV (China Central Television). This reciprocity agreement, which takes effect this month, will allow the Chinese and Argentine companies to share programs, reports and journalism in both countries. The deal was signed by Carlos de ...

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