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Azcárraga Jean exiting as Televisa CEO

Emilio Azcárraga Jean is exiting his role as CEO of Mexican TV giant Televisa, with Bernando Gomez and Alfonso de Angoitia replacing him. The changes take effect on January 1, 2018, with Gomez and de Angoitia become co-chief executives at the company, which is the largest provider of Spanish-language content on the international market but […]

TBI Weekly: Disney challenges loom

Disney has had a tough week. On one end news emerged that the company is looking to cut costs, which may lead to significant job losses, and on the other a New Zealand broadcaster has claimed its deal with the group is behind a drop in its profits. The Walt Disney Company is looking to […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Former HBO and Televisa exec takes Route One

Former Televisa and HBO executive Michael Garcia has inked a first-look deal with Route One Entertainment, and will work up TV and movie projects for the LA-based film finance group. Garcia will bring projects to Route One for packaging and development. As VP of entertainment at HBO, Michael Garcia worked on shows including The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and The […]

What went down at NATPE Miami

NATPE welcomed the usual mix of buyers, sellers, programme-makers and hustlers to Miami last week. Buyers from Latin America were out in force, with a smattering of acquisition execs from Scandinavia, France and Germany. During the week, two of Spanish-language TV’s biggest players, Univision and Televisa, said they were unifying production and development, a major […]

Univision, Televisa unify content efforts

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision and Mexican media giant Televisa have decided to pool their development and production resources together, with Isaac Lee becoming chief content officer of both companies. The agreement, which comes on the first day of the Latin American-focused market NATPE in Miami, will see the creation of a “strengthened and expanded relationship” […]

Keshet Int’l sets up Lat Am production hub

The international arm of Keshet is opening up a new production hub in Mexico to service the Latin America and US Hispanic markets, TBI has learned. Keshet MX will make Keshet-originated, third-party and coproduced shows in the region, with Frank Scheuermann (below left), who joined KI from Sony Pictures Television’s Colombian prodco Teleset last year, […]

FCC allows Televisa to up Univision stake

Mexican broadcasting giant Televisa is set to significantly up its stake in Hispanic US network Univision after America’s media regulator okayed the plan. The Federal Communications Commission yesterday greenlit a joint petition from Televisa and Univision to allow the former to increase its 14% voting interest and 10% equity stake. This means New York-listed Televisa […]

Super! deal for Love, Divina

Live-action kids series Love, Divina has been sold to De Agostini’s Super! in Italy. The novella-esque series hails from Televisa, Pol-ka Pro Producciones and the kids division of Federation Entertainment. The 60x45mins series has Patito Feo star Laura Esquivel as a teenager who takes homeless kids under her wing. Massimo Bruno, head of TV channels […]

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