La Reina del Sur

Univision makes JV with ex-Telemundo studio boss

Miami-based Univision Communications has created a production joint venture with La Reina del Sur co-creator Patricio Wills. The new company will be based in Miami, and will aim to produce “edgy, action-packed series primarily for primetime broadcast” on US Spanish-language network UniMás. Its first project, details of which were not forthcoming, is expected to air […]

Sony nabs Fox exec to build int’l production

Sony Pictures Entertainment has a new senior VP, international television production after the hire of Fox21 executive Diego Suarez. This is the first TV hire Sony Pictures Entertainment’s president of international film and television, Sanford Panitch, has made since leaving Fox to take the post back in April. Suarez worked with Panitch at Fox, and […]

USA to remake La Reina Del Sur

USA Network is remaking popular telenovela La Reina Del Sur for US audiences. Fox 21 Television Studios and USA’s NBCUniversal stablemate Universal Cable Productions will make the 13-part show, which will be known as Queen of the South and debut in 2016. La Reina Del Sur began life as a best-selling novel from Arturo Pérez-Reverte […]

Telemundo teams with Samsung for connected TV app

Telemundo Internacional and Samsung Latin America have joined forces to launch a new app for Samsung Smart TV and Samsung mobile devices. The Telemundo Internacional VOD will allow viewers to watch the US Hispanic broadcaster’s content on-demand, on connected devices. The line-up includes Telemundo’s hit telenovelas La Reina del Sur, Dame Chocolate, Decisiones and La […]