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Latin Media Leaders: Cesar Conde, Univision

MOST SUCCESSFUL US HISPANIC EXECUTIVE CESAR CONDE, PRESIDENT, UNIVISION NETWORKS, UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS 2012 was an incredibly busy year for US Hispanic broadcasting group Univision, with the launch of four new channels, a move into bilingual services, the roll out of numerous digital initiatives and the rebranding of second network TeleFutura. “Not long ago we had […]

Latin Media Leaders: Enrique R. Martinez, Discovery Latin America

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ENRIQUE R. MARTINEZ, PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, DISCOVERY NETWORKS LATIN AMERICA/US HISPANIC Enrique Martinez has, in almost two decades at Discovery, stewarded it to become a cornerstone of the pay TV industry in Latin America and it now operates in 44 countries, in three languages, reaching 256 million subscribers. He has been […]

Latin Media Leaders: Fox’s Billion-Dollar Man

MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE HERNAN LOPEZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO, FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS Hernan Lopez is Fox International Channels billion-dollar man. Having worked at Canal 9 and Cablevision in Argentina, he joined Fox in 1997, becoming general manager of Fox Latin America in 2000. Since then he has risen up the ranks and now runs Fox’s […]

Rastamouse speaks to kids in any language

Greg Boardman, producer, Three Stones Media, talks about getting its hit show ready for international markets. Even though an international presale wasn’t part of the original funding plan, we were constantly aware of the needs of distribution pretty much from the start with our show Rastamouse. That said, whilst listening carefully to the wonderfully supportive […]

Miami Five-O: NATPE 2013

Miami Beach-based programme market NATPE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And all the indications are that it is in rude health. A record numbers of buyers, a sold out sign over the exhibition floor and a big-name conference programme are just a few of the headlines that should make Miami Five-0 a very happy […]

HBO Europe’s burning ambition

HBO Europe started making original shows six years ago, but its upcoming miniseries Burning Bush marks a new level of budget and ambition. Director Agnieszka Holland tells TBI about her work on the show, HBO’s content boss Antony Root talks about how the original programming strategy will evolve and HBO Europe boss Linda Jensen explains […]

Robert Redford eyes Rio as international Sundance Festival venue

Robert Redford has told TBI that the success of the London edition of his Sundance Film Festival has encouraged him to look at taking it elsewhere internationally and he is particularly keen on Brazil as a venue. Sundance London launched last year, in partnership with entertainment and venues firm AEG. In an exclusive interview Redford […]

ATF Buyer Profile: Betty Tsui

Betty Tsui: Vice President, programming, Kix, Thrill Betty Tsui joined Lionsgate, Saban and Saban and Lionsgate joint venture channel operator Celestial Tiger earlier this year from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Having also previously worked at Star, Tsui is a seasoned programming executive and at Celestial is looking after the Kix and Thrill services.   Describe the […]

Asia TV Forum 2012

The Asia Television Forum in Singapore is fast becoming the most important event in the region as local producers and distributors gather alongside international media companies to target key Asian buyers. We take a look at who will be attending and what’s hot this year. TBI’s Guide to ATF   The Asia Television Forum is […]

ATF Buyer Profile: Sian Ju Tan, MTV and Comedy Central

Sian Ju Tan Vice President of MTV & Comedy Central Brands, Asia Viacom International Media Networks  Comedy Central launched a dedicated Asian network across the region at the start of November and struck a raft of deals with carriage operators including Singapore’s Starhub. Philippines’ SkyTel and Mongolia’s SkyMedia. The channel will also launch on Mediacorp’s […]

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