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HBO Max to launch in Latin America, unveils ‘free’ US deal

HBO Max is set to expand into Latin America after the streamer’s parent AT&T-owned WarnerMedia agreed a deal to take full control of HBO Ole Partners. WarnerMedia will acquire Ole’s minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture set up in 1991 between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, which will hand it 100% ownership of […]

Project Runway Lat Am network change scheduled

Lifetime Latin America has become the pan-regional home of the Project Runway. The original US show and its spin-offs previously went in in the region on Turner-owned cable channel Glitz*, which also ran its own Latin American version of the format between 2010 and 2012. The agreement with FremantleMedia International hands  A+E Networks Latin America-owned […]

NBCU creates Lat Am channels JV

NBCUniversal International has partnered with Ole Communications to create a joint venture business in Spanish-speaking Latin America that will simplify management of its channels in the region. This comes after NBCUI earlier this year announced HBO Latin America Group, which is a joint venture between Ole and Time Warner, would take over distribution of Universal […]

Lifetime channel launching in Lat-Am

A+E Networks’ female-skewing channel Lifetime is launching in Brazil and Latin America. The A+E channels in Lat-Am are run as a three-way joint venture between A+E, Ole Communications and Sony Pictures Television. Eddy Ruiz, president and general manager of A+E Networks Latin America will be general manager for the new channel. Sony’s channels are distributed […]

A&E channel set to launch in Europe

The A&E Network is set to launch in Europe within weeks for the first time, TBI can reveal. The service is one of channel operator A+E Networks’ core offerings in its domestic US market and the general entertainment service is now about to roll out in Europe. In the US A&E is one of the […]

A+E ups Eddy Ruiz

A+E Networks Latin America has promoted Eddy Ruiz to president and general manager. In this role, Ruiz will continue to be responsible for the A+E Networks Latin America joint venture’s networks, A&E, History and Bio, and will also oversee growth initiatives for A+E’s newer brands. He will also oversee the expansion of the company’s Brazilian […]