Category: TV channels / Content

CNN en Español announces new original shows in Argentina

During December, news channel CNN en Español (Turner) begins its operations in Argentina with TV specials for its two new programs led by journalists Marcelo Longobardi and Jonatan Viale. In addition, the network will premiere a new monthly show hosted by Jesica Bossi. With these productions, the channel aims to “bring to the audience of [...]

France 24 launches Spanish-language channel in Mexico

France 24 launched its new Spanish-language channel in Mexico, which is now available in triple-play operator TotalPlay and Canal Catorce of the State Public Broadcasting System. France 24 en Español launched in Latin America on September 26 and it already reaches about 13 million homes in the region. Marie-Christine Saragosse, President and CEO of France [...]

Atresmedia creates new production unit

The Spanish group Atresmedia announced the launch of Atresmedia Studios, a new exclusive production unit that will focus on creating content for national and international distribution platforms. Among the objectives of Atresmedia Studios will also be the commercialization and profitability of the brands of the original content catalog of Atresmedia, with the purpose of reaching [...]

Caracol Television prepares series based on life of Simon Bolivar

Caracol Television announced that it will produce Bolivar, Una Lucha Admirable, a new series focused on the life of Venezuelan leader Simon Bolivar, his tastes, his motivations, his personal life and his relationship with Manuelita Saenz. This is Latin America’s most ambitious production, said the company in a press release. Bolívar, Una Lucha Admirable tells [...]

BBC to merge BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios

BBC announced that it wil merge BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide to form a single commercial organization, to be called BBC Studios. It is expected to begin trading from April 1, 2018. The move will see the range of commercial activities already carried out by BBC Worldwide – its commercial arm- and BBC Studios – [...]

CDF sale enters final stage

Chile’s National Association of Professional Soccer (ANFP) confirmed it has already received offers for Canal del Fútbol (CDF) network, which holds the broadcast rights to local tournament. Now, the next step will be to evaluate the economic, contractual and qualitative terms of the offers. The ANFP did not mention the name of the interested parties [...]

Viacom-Telefe announces new programming at Upfront

Viacom-Telefe presented its new 2018 programming at its upfront event, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the concept “La Fuerza Mueve,”. It was attended by stars of the network, as well as media agencies, producers and advertisers, among more than 400 guests. In 2018 the new programming will include new series 100 Días para Enamorarse [...]

Discovery, Scripps shareholders approve merger

Shareholders have approved the USD 14.6 billion deal that will see Discovery Communications acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, according to a SEC filing. The merger is expected to close by early 2018. The agreement to acquire Scripps was announced at the end of July. According to Discovery, the combined company will produce approximately 8,000 hours of [...]

Keshet signs multi-format deal with Brazil’s Record TV

Keshet International (KI) has signed a multi-format deal with free-to-air commercial TV channel, Record TV in Brazil, which will see its inventive quiz show format Contacts and the fourth season of its hit hidden camera game show Deal with it adapted for local audiences. Both will be produced in house at Record TV. The deal [...]