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HBO Latin America Takes BBC Worldwide Teen Series

NEW YORK: BBC Worldwide has struck a deal with HBO Latin America for a collection of tween- and teen-targeted series. The package includes Sadie J, which follows a tomboy learning to be a girly girl. HBO Latin America also licensed Leonardo, which takes viewers back to Renaissance Italy. The drama Strike Back ...

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Telefe’s Turning Points Set for Russia

BUENOS AIRES: The Telefe International series Turning Points is being adapted for the Russian market by Channel One. The Russian version of Turning Points is being adapted by a local production company for Channel One, and currently airs on the network Mondays during prime time. Turning Points is about two ...

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TRACE Expands in Latin America

PARIS: The TRACE Sports channel, dedicated to sports celebrities, has signed two new distribution contracts in Colombia and Mexico. TRACE Sports was launched in Colombia on December 23 and is now available to subscribers of the pay-TV operator UNE EMP Telecomunicaciones. It will also be available in the operator’s cable ...

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Trio of Telefe Shows Set for Chinese Market

BUENOS AIRES: Telefe International and Idea Asia Media are planning to produce local versions of When You Smile, A Year to Remember and The Man of Your Life for China. Idea Asia Media and Telefe previously partnered on The Successful Mr. and Mrs. Pells and Just in Time for the ...

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MGM Networks Latin America Appoints New Sales Director

MIAMI: Roy Meyeringh has been named the director of affiliate sales for the U.S. Hispanic region at MGM Networks Latin America. Meyeringh will be supporting the company’s strategy for the U.S. Hispanic market, securing distribution growth, branding and positioning awareness. He will work directly with Marcello Coltro, the executive VP ...

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Netflix Latin America Gets More Telemundo Series

MIAMI: Three more series from Telemundo Internacional, Aurora, Victoria and Marina, have been added to Netflix for Latin America. Through Telemundo’s deal with Netflix, a selection of its top productions are available for streaming online in more than 40 countries in the region, including Mexico, Brazil and the Caribbean. The ...

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Univision Sets Midseason Lineup

MIAMI: The Univision Network has unveiled its midseason lineup, which includes the new weight-loss challenge series Dale con Ganas from the creators of The Biggest Loser. Beginning January 11, Dale con Ganas, hosted by Alfonso Poncho de Anda (Wake-Up America) will air weekly. The series features Hispanic top trainers María ...

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More Liga Mexicana Matches to Air on Univision Deportes

MIAMI: Univision Communications has acquired the exclusive U.S. TV and digital rights for the home games of four additional Liga Mexicana teams for its Univision Deportes channel. In addition to its rights for América, Pachuca, Estudiantes Tecos, Santos, San Luis, Queretaro, Atlas and Atlante, Univision now has exclusive rights for ...

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FIC Focuses on Sports Services in Latin America

LOS ANGELES: FOX International Channels (FIC) has purchased HM Capital Partners’ majority stake in the Fox Pan American Sports service in Latin America, along with announcing that it will launch Fox Sports in Brazil in February 2012. FIC completed the purchase from HM Capital Partners of the majority interest in Fox ...

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Caracol Content Available on Hulu Latino

MIAMI: Caracol TV International has made its content available on the newly launched Hulu Latino. Subscribers of Hulu and Hulu Plus will be able to access Caracol’s portfolio, which features suspense, drama, comedy and romance. Hulu Latino is the first to offer content in Spanish through their online video service ...

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