Latin America


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, […]

NATPE News: Discovery takes Half the Sky for Lat-Am nets

Discovery Networks Latin America has acquired Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide from FremantleMedia Enterprises. The four-part series will be carried on Discovery’s Home & Health channel across 44 countries in Latin America. Inspired by the best-selling book of the same name by the husband-wife team of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn […]

Latin Media Leaders: Powwow

MOST INFLUENTIAL PRODUCTION COMPANY POWWOW LA, Miami and Buenos Aires-based producer Powwow bridges the Latin and international markets and had a standout 2012, making a new Cesar  Millan series, inking a programming pact with Telemundo and shopping a scripted format to a US broadcast network. CEO Daniel Gutman talks to TBI about the company’s stellar […]

Latin Media Leaders: Pedro Leda, Ledafilms

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PEDRO LEDA, FOUNDER AND CEO, LEDAFILMS Pedro Leda’s position in the Latin American TV business is notable for both its longevity and for the fact that he is held in such high regard. He was a clear winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and those who nominated Leda spoke of his business […]