Category: TV channels / Content

Cartoon Network premieres “Dragon Ball Super”

Toei Animations “Dragon Ball Super” will debut on pay TV channel Cartoon Network in Latin America on Saturday, August 5, with a four-episode marathon. The expected sequel to “Dragon Ball Z”, after almost 20 years, had already been released in Japan, Europe and USA, and until now was only available in Latin America through OTT service [...]

Globosat to launch new kids channel in Brazil

Leading Brazilian pay TV programmer Globosat announced that it will add to its portfolio the new channel Gloobinho, which will be aimed at kids from 2 to 5 years old. It will be launched in October, initially through DTH operator SKY Brazil (AT&T). Recently, Gloob, Globosats first children’s channel, celebrated five years in the market with [...]

Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks for USD 14.6 billion

Discovery Communications announced a deal to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, owner of Food Network, for USD 14.6 billion. The transaction is expected to close by early 2018. In a press release, Discovery said that the combined company will produce approximately 8,000 hours of original programming annually, be home to approximately 300,000 hours of library content, [...]

AMC Networks sees 29% increase in Latam audience

AMC Networks International – Latin America (AMCNI – Latin America) announced that during the first half of 2017 it has increased its pan-regional audience by 29% year-on-year among its prime-time target audience (Adults 18-49). The figure is higher than the 3% growth recorded by the pay TV market in the same period, according to Kantar [...]

FOX acquires rights to “The Money Fight”

FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America announced that it has acquires the exclusive TV rights for South America (except Brazil) to “The Money Fight”, the boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. The agreement includes rights for all media and platforms, including Digital and Mobile. On Saturday, August 26, FOX Premium and FOX Sports [...]

DirecTV adds two children’s channels

DirecTV Latin America announced the addition of Nat Geo Kids (on channel 318) and Baby TV (1317 in HD) to lineup. Both childrens channels will be available in Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Nat Geo Kids is already available on the operator’s lineup. The channel was launched in Latin America [...]

Cinelatino to premiere its first original series

Cinelatino, the Spanish-language movie channel, will premiere, on Friday, July 28, its first original series, “El Desconocido: La Historia del Cholo Adrián” (“The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián”). Inspired by true events, “El Desconocido” is the fictional story of “El Cholo” Adrián, right-hand man to the infamous drug lord, “El Chato” Guzman, [...]

El Gourmet to launch two new original series

Pay TV channel El Gourmet (AMC Networks International) announced the production of two new series that will highlight the gastronomy of Mexico and Colombia. Both will feature 22 episodes of 25 minutes. Mexican blogger Sonia Ortiz will return with the second season of “La cocina de Sonia Ortiz”, where she will present “simple ideas of [...]

HBO announces new series from “Game of Thrones” creators

Game of Thrones showrunners and creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will return to HBO for the new original series Confederate. The announcement was made by Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming. The news comes while Game of Thrones approaches the end. The new TV series will begin filming after the final season of HBOs [...]

Disney invests in eSports

Disney announced a deal with ESL to launch two original eSports TV series on Disney XD new daily summer programming block dedicated to the world of gaming in the United States. In addition, the company selected aXiomatic, an eSports ownership group, among the 11 companies to be part of the Disney Accelerator program. The new [...]