FremantleMedia Lat Am pacts with RGL

The Latin American arm of FremantleMedia has scored a deal with Mexican gameshow host Marco Antonio Regil to co-develop new shows. The deal sees FremantleMedia Latin America’s development team, which Constanza Cagliolo oversees, work with indie RGL to develop entertainment and lifestyle and health programming for mainstream and niche audiences. ”I’ve been keen to create […]

US deals for Turkish dramas

Two US Hispanic channels in the US have bought Turkish dramas as the latter’s scripted fare continues to make inroads into the market. Eccho Rights sells several Turkish series internationally and has shopped popular Ay Yapim series Kurt Seyit and Sura to MundoFox, the Fox International Channels-operated US Hispanic service. The channel will air the […]

MundoFox starts Finding Stuff Out with 9 Story

US Hispanic channel MundoFox has acquired 90 hours of shows from Canadian children’s company 9 Story Media Group. The network, which Fox International Channels and Latin American net RCN owns, has bought the 52x11mins Wibbly Pig, 42x22mins Finding Stuff Out and 26x22mins Artzooka!. The deals follow the NATPE market in Miami last month.

Ex-MundoFox boss joins Latino MCN

Former MundoFox president Emiliano Saccone has joined a new Millennials-focused digital entertainment company. Saccone (pictured) will be COO of FAV! Network, a multichannel network of Spanish-, English- and Portuguese-language channels focusing on owned-and-operated Latin lifestyle, food, entertainment, kids, music, tech and gaming and drama. Saccone left Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group joint venture […]

MundoFox, Canal 10 awake for 1001 Nights

US Hispanic channel MundoFox and Uruguay’s Saeta Canal 10 have acquired Turkish drama 1001 Nights after it scored well on Chilean television. According to distributor Global Agency, 1001 Nights has become Chile’s “most successful foreign series” after launching in March on the Mega Chile channel. This has prompted the new pick-ups, plus new negotiations with […]

News brief: MundoFox encounters Magnificent Century

Turkish period drama Magnificent Century is now playing for US Hispanic audiences via Spanish-language cable net MundoFox. The Global Agency-distributed show launched last night as Suleimán, El Gran Sultán, and will go out nightly from Monday to Friday in an 8pm slot. The TIMS Productions show is based on Ottoman Empire ruler Suleiman the Magnificent […]

Originals and English reshape US Hispanic TV

TV channels chasing US Hispanic viewers are programming an ever increasing amount of original content to win share among the young and increasingly affluent target demographic, reports Stewart Clarke. Eyeball-winning original programming and moves by some to programme English-language channels and content for the US Hispanic population are shaping the Latino and wider media sectors […]

Colombian net, FIC prescribe ER remake

Colombia’s RCN has ordered a Spanish-language remake of NBC medical drama ER, which ran for 15 seasons in the US. Regional pay TV broadcaster Fox International Channels Latin America and Ecuadorian pubcaster TC are also attached to the order, made from Warner Bros. International Television Production, with producer Resonant creating it in Colombia. Casting begins […]

MundoFox raids Katz for Saccone replacement

Hispanic US channel MundoFox has poached Ibra Morales from Katz Television Group to become its president. Morales was local channel operator Katz’s senior VP, national marketing and is also a former president of Telemundo Station Group. He replaces Emiliano Saccone, who resigned just days into the new year citing a “very personal decision” and a […]

News brief: MundoFox orders kids’ X Factor

US Hispanic channel MundoFox has ordered a Spanish-language children’s version of The X Factor. The Fox International Channels-owned network will launch El X Factor this summer. FremantleMedia Latin America is attached to produce the series, which will pit children between the ages of 8 and 15 against each other. The news comes soon after another […]