Discovery en Español

Discovery in Cuban doc first

Discovery Channel has commissioned Cuban Chrome, a doc series about car culture in Cuba that it claims is the US TV series ever shot entirely in the county. The show will bow on the Discovery Channel net month and in Spanish on Discovery en Español. It will follow the history and culture of maintaining and […]

NBC Universo poaches Discovery exec

Latin-flavoured US cable channel NBC Universo has poached a Discovery Communications exec to become its senior VP, programming and production. Bilai Joa Silar will begin at the NBCUniversal-owned network on April 27, reporting to NBC Universo president Rubén Mendiola. The news comes two months after NBCU rebranded mun2 as NBC Universo to coincide with the […]

Originals and English reshape US Hispanic TV

TV channels chasing US Hispanic viewers are programming an ever increasing amount of original content to win share among the young and increasingly affluent target demographic, reports Stewart Clarke. Eyeball-winning original programming and moves by some to programme English-language channels and content for the US Hispanic population are shaping the Latino and wider media sectors […]

Discovery preps Mexican-US sex trade doc

Discovery has greenlit two original Spanish-language doc for its US Hispanic net Discovery en Español. Trata de Mujeres: De Tenancingo a Nueva York (Trafficking in Women: Tenancingo to New York) will tell the story of the growing people trafficking and sex trade between Mexico and the US. In the doc, the filmmakers trace the journey […]

News brief: Discovery preps Pancho Villa doc

Discovery en Español has produced a one-off documentary about the Mexican revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa to mark the 90th anniversary of his death. The one-off film, The Murder of Villa: The Conspiracy, will examine the events leading up to the revolutionary’s 1923 assassination and examine the questions and theories about what really happened. It […]