Azteca moves for Ukrainian paranormal format

Mexican US Hispanic broadcaster Azteca America has greenlit a local version of Mystical Tales, the paranormal docudrama from Ukraine’s Film.UA. The series recreates events that allegedly have paranormal elements, before a panel of experts – ranging from psychologist and doctors to witches and ESP specialists – review the evidence and state their conclusion. In the […]

YouTube, Azteca headline MIP Cancun III

YouTube’s LatAm boss and the chief of the US arm of Mexican broadcast giant Azteca will give the keynote addresses at the MIP Cancun event later this year Manuel Abud, president and CEO of Azteca America, and John Farrell, director of YouTube Latinoamérica will speak at the third edition of the Lat-Am focused programming market, […]

MIPCOM spotlight on Japan, MIPCancun moves

Japan will be the country of honour at MIPCOM while the MIPCancun event is moving locations. The focus on the Asian country will involve a close look at 4K, with Japanese companies leading the technological wave in UHD and Japanese homes tipped to adopt 4K sets at a faster rate than in Europe or the […]

Telenovela first in Thailand

Brazil’s Globo has sold its first-ever format into Thailand. The Brazilian media giant has shopped Brazil Avenue, one of its biggest titles, to local cable channel Media Plex. The female-skewed channel will show the series in a regular 5.30pm slot. It is the latest deal for the novella, which goes out on Telemundo in the […]

Astro, Azteca plan A Love to Remember

The first telenovela coming out of the pact between Mexico’s Azteca and Malaysia’s Astro is going into production. Siempre Tuya (A Love to Remember) will be a novella in which a heroine falls in love with a man with severe memory loss. Major Malaysian producer Global Station is attached to the series, which is scheduled […]