Cisneros Media

Peacock doubles kids animation slate, with ‘Abominable’ & ‘Megamind’ spin-offs

NBCUniversal-owned OTT service Peacock has doubled its animated kids programming slate, announcing several new and returning titles, including follow-ups to DreamWorks Animation features Megamind and Abominable. Megamind’s Guide To Defending Your City is a CG animated series picking up from where the 2010 film left off as Megamind has transformed from being a supervillain and […]

Cisneros inks Brazilian Barreto deal

Venezuelan distributor Cisneros Media has inked a deal with the Brazilian Barreto family and will sell a range of its films to broadcasters and platforms internationally. Bareto has been producing films and shorts out of Brazil since the early 1960s and Cisneros will take a slate of over 80 to market. Classic titles in the […]

Cisneros pay TV chief exits

Cosme Lopez is leaving his post at the top of Cisneros Media’s pay TV division after 15 years with the Venezuelan broadcast group. Members of Cisneros Media Distribution’s team, which executive VP of content distribution Marcello Coltro leads, will assume Lopez’s duties. Lopez (pictured) most recently held the post of senior VP and general manager […]

Bomanbridge peddles Venezuelan clip show

Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media has acquired Asian distribution rights to Venezuelan clip show XRC. The deal with Cisneros Media means Bomanbridge will head to the AFT in December with the 78x30mins programme in its catalogue. XRC is created from a library of action-fuelled clips of high-speed pursuits, police shootouts, devastating fires and cliffhanging rescues, and has […]

Turner, Cisneros form Latin alliance

Turner Broadcasting System Latin America and Venezuela’s Cisneros Media have formed a strategic alliance. The pair will exploit assets and interests in Latin America, primarily targeting female demographics. Turner has a suite of pay TV channels operating the continent, while Cisneros is a broadcaster, producer and distributor of telenovelas, talk shows and other traditional genres. […]

Cisneros promotes Lopez to pay TV chief

Venezuelan group Cisneros Media has promoted Cosme Lopez to oversee its worldwide pay TV operations. Lopez will be senior VP and general manager of pay TV channels and services, effective immediately, working out of Cisneros’ Miami base and reporting to executive VP, content distribution Marcello Coltro. He joined Cisneros in 2000 as general manager of […]

Venevision names content boss

Former Televisa programming executive Carlos Santos has been named director of content and artistic development at Venezuela’s Venevision Productions. Santos will oversee the design and development of scripts and oversee the artistic direction of productions at Venevision Productions, which is the production studio arm of Venezuelan giant Cisneros Media. Santos has been with Venevision since […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]