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Miss Universe Pageant entices FIC, Turner

Fox International Channels in Southeast Asia and Japan and Turner International in Latin America are among buyers of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. The gala will air live on US network NBC on January 25 from Miami-Doral, Florida, coproduced by The Miss Universe Organization and a Donald Trump and NBUniversal joint venture. FIC and Turner […]

Cisneros hires ex-BBCWW sales VP

Cisneros Media Distribution has hired former BBC Worldwide sales VP Helen Jurado to bolster its Latin American sales operation. Jurado will become senior director, sales and business development at the Miami-based international distribution arm of Venezuelan broadcaster Venevision. This position will see her focus on maximising profitability of the CMD catalogue, develop new multiplatform strategies, identify […]

Cisneros plans Latin comedy for US market

Venezuela’s Cisneros Media has partnered with US indie Part Time Hero Productions to create a telenovela-themed comedy for the US general market. American Girl Trapped in a Telenovela is being billed as “an English-language comedy series with a Latin twist”. The aim is to attract both US and US Hispanic audiences, and the format will […]

VIMN scores Americas, Euro sales

Viacom International Media Networks has closed a batch of deals in North and Latin America and Europe. In Spain, pubcaster TVE has bought Monsters vs Aliens, while Atresmedia acquired Sanjay & Craig (pictured) for its Neox Kidz block. In France, French broadcaster Lagardère also bought Monsters vs Aliens, while France Televisions acquired season two of […]

Screen Hits launching pilots streaming service

Screen Hits is preparing to launch a new online service that will allow consumers to stream a selection of TV pilots from around the world. The company runs a B2B and a B2C online marketplace, allowing both buyers and consumers to screen content from international content companies. The Pilot Showcase will launch on July 1 […]

Lat Am nets buy Nick originals

Broadcasters across Latin America have snapped up Nickelodeon fare from Viacom International Media Networks. Brazilian national channel Bandeirantes has acquired a 120-hour package, including 20 episodes of live action series Wendell and Vinnie and a presale of season two of toon action series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Another Brazilian channel, SBT, has bought seasons one […]

Cisneros Media relaunches distribution outfit

Cisneros Media, owner of Venezuelan broadcaster Venevision and US Spanish-language Venevision Productions, has rebranded its distribution arm ahead of NATPE.  For the last 35 years Cisneros’ content has been sold by distributor Venevision International, with 30,000 hours bought in more than 100 countries and 20 languages, according to the company. However, the distributor has now […]

Industry mourns murdered telenovela star

The Latin TV industry has paid tribute to Monica Spear, the former Miss Venezuela and telenovela star who was murdered on Monday night. Spear and her British ex-husband were killed near the northern Venezuelan city of Puerto Cabello after the car in which they were travelling broke down and they were subsequently attacked. Her daughter […]

Cisneros names Blum at top of restructured media division

Venezuela’s Cisneros Group has promoted Jonathan Blum to president of Cisneros Media, a newly formed division housing all of its media and entertainment companies. Blum has been VP and general manager of the Venevision channel since 2011 and will now lead the new unit, which comprises Cisneros’ pay TV, production, content distribution, music and beauty […]

Cisneros CEO role stays in the family

Venezuela’s Cisneros Group has appointed Adriana Cisneros to replace her father Gustavo at the top of the South American media conglomerate. The younger Cisneros has been appointed CEO, with Gustavo Cisneros continuing in his role as chairman. Adriana Cisneros has been vice-chairman and director of strategy at the company for the past three years and […]