Discovery Familia


Kids bulletin: TVOkids commissions Bristow, Splash scores with R. L. Stine

TVOkids commissions Bristow Global Media for ‘Backyard Beats’ Canada’s TVOkids has commissioned Toronto-based producer Bristow Global Media for 26 x 11-minute series Backyard Beats. The music and crafting series is aimed at 6-9 year-olds and explores music from all angles. Each episode features a host-led DIY segment, in which kids are challenged to build a […]

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 Familia to debut DHX’s Matemonstruos

Discovery Communications’ Discovery Familia has acquired preschool series Monster Math Squad, which will go out under the moniker Matemonstruos on the US Hispanic net. The DHX Media-distributed show will be stripped through the week on the channel as part of a back-to-school block of programming. The show is about a team of number-crunching monsters who […]

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 […]