Comarex to sell Cisneros shows globally

Mexico-based distributor Comarex has acquired rights to Latin American content giant Cisneros Media Distribution’s catalogue outside the US and Spain. The deal hands Comarex more than 30,000 hours of programming, and is a particular boon as the distributor lost its representation agreement with TV Azteca earlier this year. CMD executive VP Marcello Coltro will continue […]

Azteca swings to loss, drops Comarex deal

TV Azteca is ending its programme sales deal with distributor Comarex, and is understood to be taking content sales in-house. The news comes as the Mexican broadcaster reported disappointing full year results, registering a MXN$2 billion loss compared to a MXN$280 million (US$15.4 million) profit a year earlier. Azteca has a longstanding relationship with Comarex, […]

NATPE: Comarex names veteran as president

Mexican content distributor Comarex has named veteran sales executive Marcel Vinay Sr. as its new president. He joined the company on a full-time basis yesterday as NATPE got underway in Miami. Vinay Sr. was most recently VP of international sales at TV Azteca, and he will now work alongside his son, Marcel Vinay Jr., who […]

Mediaset, Comarex ink distribution deal

Italian media giant Mediaset and Mexico-based distributor Comarex have widened the scope of a programme sales deal. The pair already work together on distribution, with Comarex, the sales arm of Mexican broadcaster Azteca, having represented Mediaset programming in Latin America for over a decade. Under the terms of a new content sales deal, Comarex will […]

Comarex pushes into Spain with JV launch

Hispanic programming distributor Comarex is launching a Spanish office with Spanish business group Onza Partners. Comarex España will be a joint venture that attempts to localise Comarex’s catalogue of formats and develop local programming for the Spanish market. Onza bills itself as a transmedia business group. Its main partners are Jose Maria Irisarri, who founded […]

Discovery Kids remaking Oz music show

Discovery Kids Latin America is preparing a Spanish-language version of Australian kids music-themed show Hi-5. Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic has acquired format rights to the show from creator Hi-5 World, a deal facilitated by Latin American distributor Comarex. “We are committed to providing quality programming and a learning environment that engages children and Hi-5 is […]