El Rey Network

Univision sells minority stake in Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision Communications has sold its minority stake in filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. Financial details of the deal have not been revealed but the sale of Univision’s stake to Rodriguez means the English-language entertainment cable network and production studio, which was created by the Mexican-American and FactoryMade Ventures, is now 100% […]

El Rey pins down Rey Mysterio Jr.

US network El Rey has tied former WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio Jr. down to a first-look deal following the success of the pair’s Lucha Underground series. Mysterio will develop exclusive, first-look and development programmes for the Robert Rogriguez-run channel under terms of the pact. The veteran wrestler joined reality series Lucha Underground in its second […]

Ex-Machinima, Bunim/Murray exec to lead El Rey

Robert Rodriguez’s cable channel El Rey Network has named ex-Machinima chief content officer Daniel Tibbets as its new president and general manager. Filmmaker Rodriguez, El Rey’s chairman and co-founder, made the announcement yesterday, as the three-year-old network attempts to reach “the most diverse audience in the history of media”. “Daniel is an innovator. He isn’t […]

El Rey dismisses Matador

Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network has cancelled its sports-spy thriller drama Matador despite having previously handed it a second season. The show, one of US Hispanic cable net El Rey’s first original scripted series, follows Gabriel Luna as a DEA agent who goes undercover as a professional soccer player. The first 13-episode season launched in […]

El Rey buys Miami Vice

Robert Rodriguez-helmed cable channel El Rey Network has acquired rights to the Miami Vice TV series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this fall. The deal, scored with NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, is for 111 episodes, which will begin rolling out from January 2015. Terms of the agreement were not released, though the rights […]

eOne bags El Rey scripted series deal

Entertainment One will represent scripted programming from US cable net El Rey on the international market. The deal hands eOne Television exclusive international distribution rights to El Rey’s original shows, which includes upcoming soccer/spy series Matador. The hour-long drama follows the unlikely rise of Antonio “Matador” Bravo, a soccer player known for his playboy antics […]

Miramax grabs sales rights to From Dusk Till Dawn adaptation

US studio Miramax has acquired international sales rights to the serialised TV remake of director Robert Rodriguez’s cult feature film From Dusk Till Dawn. The 10-part supernatural-themed series yesterday went into production in Texas ahead of a debut on Rodriguez’s cable channel, El Rey Network, which is set for launch in the US next month. […]