Category: TV channels / Content

Disney reorganizes international business unit

Disney appointed the top executives who will head three units of the international business, once the agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox closes. Diego Lerner will continue as President of The Walt Disney Co. Latin America. In the new structure, Rebecca Campbell, current president of The Walt Disney Co. EMEA, will continue in that position and [...]

Sony Pictures Television announces new programming

During the Upfront held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the programming news of Canal Sony and AXN, which includes new series, Crime Scene investigation-franchises and entertainment shows. Canal Sony will premiere “Grand Hotel”, a new series produced by Eva Longoria and that revolves around the secrets, revenges and betrayals between the [...]

Mediapro submits offer for Bolivia national team rights

Spanish group Mediapro offered USD 13 million for the broadcasting rights to Bolivian national team for the qualifiers Qatar 2022, reported the Bolivian Soccer Federation (FBF in Spanish). Mediapro submitted the higher offer for rights to nine games. The Ecuadorian Servinsky offered USD 9.6 million and Full Play from Argentina USD 8.3 million. The opening [...]

Mediapro launches Mediapro Labs, a new talent incubator

Mediapro presented Mediapro Labs, a new content hallmark that aims to identify digital audiovisual talent with whom to forge associations and produce new ideas and formats. The project is designed to produce a minimum of one audiovisual project in categories such as fiction, entertainment programmes, documentary series, eSports and podcasts. This iniciative will be co-directed [...]

DirecTV broadcasts South American Basketball League finals

During this month, DirecTV Sports follows the South American Basketball League definition, available on linear TV and online platforms. The first final of the tournament between Franca (Brazil) and Instituto de Córdoba (Argentina) was played on December 7. The victory was for the Brazilian team. The next game will be on December 13 at the [...]

Paramount Channel announces premiere of “Killing Eve” in Latin America

“Killing Eve”, the acclaimed BBC America thriller, with two Golden Globe nominations, will release on Paramount Channel in February 2019, the company announced. It will be available, exclusively, in the Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. The series is written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on Luke Jennings novels. It is starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer [...]

New original National Geographic franchise exceeds 3.7 million viewers

“Bios. Vidas que marcaron la tuya”, the new National Geographic franchise recorded “historical ratings” with more than 3.7 million viewers, according to data released by the company in a statement. It was also the most watched series in Nat Geo App. The franchise presented shows dedicated to celebrities such as Charly García, Gustavo Cerati and [...]

DirecTV acquires Copa Sudamericana rights

DirecTV Latin America has acquired rights to broadcast the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 2019-2022. The operator was selected in “an open and competitive bidding process that included the participation several bidders,” said the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol). DirecTV reported that in Paraguay and [...]

ESPN acquires rights to Italy’s Serie A in Latin America

ESPN International has reached a broad multimedia rights agreement to televise Italys Serie A TIM throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean, effective 2018/19 through 2020/2021. Under the agreement, ESPN will carry all Serie A matches, a total of 380 each season. Over 200 matches per season will air live on ESPN linear networks. ESPN [...]