Latin America


All3Media Int’l sells Guy Martin into LatAm

All3Media International has struck a package deal with Discovery’s Turbo channel in LatAm. The automotive-focused channel has acquired a number of titles fronted by motorcycle racer and mechanic-turned-TV presenter Guy Martin, and produced by North One Television. Turbo LatAm has also picked up the latest series of motoring magazine series Fifth Gear, which is now […]

ZDF strengthens its Bridge to Latin America

ZDF has sold the fourth and final season of Bron (The Bridge) to DirecTV Latin America. The first three seasons were successfully broadcast on the pay-TV channel OnDirecTV, leading the Latin American broadcast to re-up on the Swedish/Danish noir thriller. “We’re proud to have been the channel to widely introduce Latin American audiences to the incredible […]

Acorn TV launches in Latin America

Acorn TV, the North American streamer hosting British and international TV, will now become available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices. The Latin America launch includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Viewers will be able to subscribe to Acorn via their Roku […]

Smithsonian Channel debuts on DirecTV in Lat Am

Smithsonian Channel has continued its international rollout by unveiling a new Latin American channel. Following previous launches into Canada and Singapore, the new LatAm feed will be available on DIRECTV’s Oro HD package in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and the non-US Caribbean. According to the channel, the LatAm will feature a wide range […]

Sony hires W exec as Latin America production head

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named W Studios’ Ana Bond as senior vice president and managing director of international production for Latin America. Bond will report to SPT president Wayne Garvie, who appointed her. Based in Miami, she will oversee the company’s production business across the region, including SPT’s joint venture entities Teleset, in Colombia, […]

Entertainment’s Latin quarter: Latino formats in focus

Well known for its storied scripted tradition, Latin American television is building a reputation as a source of unscripted formats, while global TV giants increasingly perceive this region as a core market in their international growth. Emiliano de Pablos reports. As is happening elsewhere, the TV business in Latin America is quickly changing. With TV […]

ITVSGE licences Graham Norton show in Latin America

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed a deal to air new seasons of The Graham Norton Show throughout Latin America on AMC Networks International – Latin America’s Film&Arts channel. The deal will see series 21 of the comedy talk show premiere this month, with series 22 scheduled for Autumn. Christina Covarrubias, Director of Sales for […]

Lat-Am OTT tipped to boom

Latin American over-the-top video revenues will more than triple between 2015 and 2021, with this year to be seminal for the market, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report tips OTT TV and video revenues in Latin America to reach US$3.59 billion in 2021 – an increase from US$1.15 billion in 2015 and […]

BBC Worldwide announces global bosses following restructure

BBC Worldwide has announced a raft of new senior management positions following its recently announced restructure. Paul Dempsey (pictured), president, global markets, has appointed regional bosses for Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. The commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster announced a wide-ranging restructure last year and these appointments mark […]

Cineflix taps BBCWW for Lat Am sales exec

Cineflix Rights, the distribution arm of Cineflix Media, has poached a new director of sales, Latin America, from BBC Worldwide. Christopher Gordon will be responsible for programme and format sales in Latin America, replacing Sabrina Ayala, who will now focus on sales to Iberia, Italy and France. Gordon will be based in Cineflix’s Toronto base, […]