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Sony’s Lubensky to run Lat Am channels

Sony Pictures Television’s Nathalie Lubensky has been upped and will run its channels in Latin America. She was previously a marketing SVP at SPT and before that was at Disney and ESPN where, as senior VP, affiliate marketing, she worked across the company’s free-to-air and pay TV channel brands. At SPT Lubensky will now be […]

HBO, ESPN and Sky launch on Apple TV

HBO, ESPN, Sky News and other content providers have launched on Apple’s TV service. The deals mean that HBO Go subscribers can watch content from the service on connected devices via Apple TV settops. The WatchESPN service allows Apple TV owners to watch sport video content from the ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 channels. Consumers […]

Netflix: cable TV biz ‘out of whack’

The cable industry pay model is “out of whack” in the internet era, in which pricing should be proportionate to viewing, Netflix’s content chief Ted Sarandos has claimed. Speaking at the FT Digital Media conference in London yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer Sarandos said that it was “not economically feasible” in the streaming subscription business […]

BT buys ESPN’s UK and Irish channels

BT Group has agreed to buy ESPN’s UK and Ireland channels business, in a move that will boost its sports output after picking up Premier League Football rights last year. The deal, which is expected to close on July 31, will give BT the ESPN and ESPN America channels and their live sports rights portfolio, […]

Disney looks at exiting ESPN UK

Disney has confirmed that it is looking at pulling out of its UK-based sport channel ESPN.     The media giant is already on the record as considering exiting a number of international markets as a result of the growing costs of acquiring live sporting rights and on an analyst call yesterday, CFO James Rasulo […]

Latin Media Leaders: Fox’s Billion-Dollar Man

MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE HERNAN LOPEZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO, FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS Hernan Lopez is Fox International Channels billion-dollar man. Having worked at Canal 9 and Cablevision in Argentina, he joined Fox in 1997, becoming general manager of Fox Latin America in 2000. Since then he has risen up the ranks and now runs Fox’s […]

Warner Bros. ups Jay Levine

Warner Bros. Television Group has upped Jay Levine to senior VP, business and strategic planning. Levine has been at the studio since 2009 and will continue to report to Craig Hunegs, executive VP, Warner Bros. Television Group. In his time at Warner Bros., he has been involved in deals including the multi-year output agreements with […]

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