Discovery Latin America

Discovery LatAm picks up slate of ESI non-scripted shows

Endemol Shine International (ESI) has licensed a raft of factual entertainment shows to Discovery Latin America, including MasterChef Latino Seasons 1 and 2, and new seasons of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces. The titles will air across the LatAm region on Discovery Home and Health channel, via a deal negotiated by Veronique Verges, […]

Ex-Discovery exec to open TV PinGuim base in US

Brazil’s TV PinGuin is opening a coproduction and worldwide sales office in Miami, with a former Discovery Latin America exec hired to run it. The division will be known as Penguin Animation, and Paul Lamb is on board as business development consultant. He was previously head of business and legal affairs at Discovery’s Latin America […]

Discovery gets new Iberia chief after Jerez exit

Discovery Networks has handed Latin American distribution chief Vera Buzanello control of the Iberian region. Buzanello has been named general manager and executive VP of Discovery Networks Iberia, replacing former country manager Fernando Jerez. She will also retain oversight of distribution strategy and affiliate relations for Discovery Latin America, and will continue to work closely […]

Fremantle strikes Lat Am deals

FremantleMedia’s sale arm has shopped 400 hours of programming into Latin America in a series of deals with broadcasters in the region. FremantleMedia International has sold packages to partners including Globosat in Brazil, which took shows including music docs Beatles vs Stones and Soundbreaking. Globosat also acquired cooking series including Simply Nigella (pictured) and Jamie’s […]

BuzzTaxi makes first sales under Proper banner

Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi Communications has closed its first deals since being acquired by Proper Television earlier this summer. In June, Proper acquired BuzzTaxi and announced plans to rebrand it as Proper Distribution, though it was still operating under its former name as it scored deals with broadcasters in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. […]

Discovery buys more Born to Kill

Twofour Rights, the international sales arm of Twofour, has signed a US presale with Investigation Discovery in the US, and brokered a number of international deals for Born To Kill. Discovery already airs the serial killer series, titled Twisted in the US, and has committed to another 12 hours. Twofour added that Discovery Latin America […]

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 […]