Discovery Networks Latin America

Ex-NBCU, HBO execs launch advisory firm

Former NBCUniversal and HBO execs have joined forces to create a Miami-based entertainment business consultancy. D&L MediaWorks has been born out of the existing Delgado Media Works, which former NBCUniversal-owned Telemundo’s former legal and business chief, Juan Delgado (right), founded. Delgado has partnered with former AMCNI – Latin America VP of distribution Gustavo López (below […]

Discovery unearths Untold Stories of the E.R.

Discovery Networks in Latin America, Hispanic America and Europe has acquired real-life hospital series Untold Stories of the E.R. Discovery Networks Latin America has bought four seasons of the show, plus new specials, from LA-based distributor GRB Entertainment. Hispanic US- focused Discovery En Español took the specials and two seasons, while Discovery Networks Europe took […]

NATPE: Discovery takes Blue Ant factual

Discovery Networks Latin America and Brazil’s Globosat have bought factual programming from Canada’s Blue Ant International. DNLA’s deal comprises 13x30mins What’s For Sale? With a View and 13x30mins Dog’s Best Friend. Globosat has acquired 1x60mins 4K doc Jago: A Life Underwater, 6x30mins Prank You, 6x60mins The Weapon Hunter, 26x30mins Reno vs Relocate, 4x60mins Dino Hunt […]

News brief: Movie Net, Globosat buy Rock Icons

The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada and Brazil’s Globosat are among buyers of Tricon Films & Television-distributed factual series Rock Icons. Tricon has sold more than 120 hours after MIPCOM, with Globosat also taking Mars & Venus Today, and Discovery Networks Latin America taking Extraordinary Medicine and Discovery Networks Poland buying documentary Abandon […]

Netflix buys J.K. Rowling biopic

Streaming service Netflix has acquired a live-action biopic of Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling for its Latin American feeds. The deal for the 1x90mins Magic Beyond Words with Spain’s Imira Entertainment also includes 52x13mins animated toon Sandra Fairytale Detective. Imira has also sold feature-length animated film Gaturro to Cartoon Network Latin America and The Hero […]

AMC, Discovery Lat Am score Cineflix shows

AMC Networks Iberia and Discovery Networks Latin America are among buyers of programming from UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. AMCN Iberia’s deal, which covers Spain and Portugal, hands the broadcaster the 10x30mins Angry Planet (pictured), Battle Factory, Ocean Vet and 1,000 Days For the Planet. AMCN Latin America has also tapped Cineflix for new content. It […]

Discovery appoints US Hispanic GM

Discovery has appointed Allan Navarrete as general manager of its US Hispanic service. He is being upped from executive VP and general manager of Discovery’s Mexican operation, a role he will retain, and will be based in Mexico City and report to Enrique Martínez, president and managing director of Discovery Networks Latin America, US Hispanic […]

Buyers briefing: Angela Recio Sondon, Discovery

Name: Angela Recio Sondon Title: VP, programming and acquisitions, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic Ahead of NATPE next week, TBI talks with Angela Recio Sondon, who is in charge of key programming decision-making for Discovery’s entire Latin America and US Hispanic portfolio. She outlines her content needs, how the Discovery commissioning process works and upcoming shows TBI: What channels […]

News brief: Discovery picks up Strange Addiction, Illegal Eater

Discovery Networks in Latin America has acquired several series from LA-based distributor Rive Gauche Television. The package includes The Illegal Eater, another season of My Strange Addiction and a renewal of The Dog Whisperer. Other deals see MVS Multivision in Mexico pick up Homicide Hunter and Race to the Scene, while Brazil’s Globosat has licensed […]

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 […]