HBO Latin America

WarnerMedia rejigs Lat Am with network president & originals chief exiting

WarnerMedia’s restructuring outside of the US has continued with two major exits from its Latin America operations. HBO Latin America’s president of networks, Luis Peraza, is departing at the end of February along with VP of original production, Roberto Rios, both of whom have been with the company for more than two decades. Peraza helped […]

HBO kicks on with first Europe-Lat Am copro

HBO’s European and Latin American arms are springboarding off the upcoming football FIFA World Cup in Russia to coproduce together for the first time. The pair is working up ten-part documentary Destino Rusia 2018, which will tells stories of “passion, friendship, solidarity and achievement in the world of football, as told by leading players from […]

HBO takes SVOD path in Caribbean

HBO Latin America is expanding SVOD service HBO Go. The Time Warner-owned company yesterday launched the standalone streaming service in the Caribbean on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. Plans to extend its reach in Latin America are underway, with HBO claiming “deployment of the service will reach other markets in the region […]

Ex-HBO Lat Am execs joins Canal+ Hispanic net

Former HBO Latin America Luis Fonseca has joined Canal+’s US Hispanic channel operator Thema America. Fonseca has been named US sales director, meaning he will look at “cultivating and expanding Thema America’s existing portfolio of Hispanic content and securing new growth opportunities” for the pay network’s roster of third-party Lat Am channels. Thema America, part […]

HBO Go expands to Lat Am, Caribbean

HBO’s on-demand service, HBO Go, is launching in Latin America and the Caribbean as a standalone platform. HBO Latin America has launched HBO Go as an a la carte premium service offering programming from its HBO and Max channels to non-pay TV-subscribing customers. HBO is already available in the territories as part of the premium […]

HBO Lat Am welcomes CBBC’s EVE

HBO Latin America has pre-bought new CBBC children’s drama EVE. This marks the first international sale for the Leopard Drama-produced drama, which follows a highly-sentient robot (Poppy Lee Friar) that lives with a modern family in suburban Britain. Argonon International, the sales arm of Leopard parent Argonon Group, distributes the show, which launches in the […]

HBO Lat Am extends deal with Sony

HBO Latin America and Sony Pictures Television have agreed a multi-year extension to their current agreement for Sony Pictures’ features across HBO channels in 24 countries across Latin America, the Caribbean and Brazil. The deal gives HBO Latin America exclusive first-run pay television rights to a slew of live-action and animated films from Sony. Titles […]

UK, Dutch vendors acquire Beta’s mafia series

Distribution companies in the UK and the Netherlands have acquired local all-rights packages to Gomorrah, the Beta Films-sold remake of the Italian mafia expose novel of the same name. Arrow Films in the UK and Holland’s Luminere, both best know as film distributors, have acquired the 12-part series. The deals both include pay TV sales […]

AMC/Sundance poaches Discovery exec ahead of Latin America launch

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has hired Gustavo Lopez as its VP, global distribution for Latin America, ahead of its launch in the region. The VP of global distribution and business development for Latin America role is a new one and has been created ahead of the launch of Sundance Channel on DirecTV Latin America. The DirecTV […]

News brief: Rive Gauche cuts pre-screenings Lat-Am deals

US producer and distributor Rive Gauche Television has sold 200 hours of programming into Latin America. Ahead of the LA Screenings, which attracts a large number of Latin buyers and sellers, Rive Gauche has concluded a number of deals. It has shopped Operation Repo to Turner Latin America and a number of titles to Discovery […]