Little Big Shots goes big

Warner Bros. has secured a raft of new deals for its Little Big Shots, format including getting a local version away with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany. The series launched on NBC in the US, with a second season commissioned, and showcases the skills of gifted children. Warner Bros. International Television Production sells the format, and has […]

NATPE: RCN to adapt BBCWW format

BBC Worldwide’s format You’re Back in the Room is being formatted for the Latin American market for the first time. Colombian broadcaster RCN is remaking the show as Hipnosis: Un Juego de Mente, with indie Miracol Media attached to produce 15 one-hour episodes. The format comes from UK producer Tuesday’s Child, which former Shine TV […]

Daily Dancing with the Stars for Colombia

Colombian broadcaster RCN has ordered a local version of international format hit Dancing with the Stars, and will strip the dancing competition series through the week, marking the first time the format has been shown in this way in Latin America. RCN has acquired the format from BBC Worldwide, and Fox Telecolombia will make 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.

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 […]

Teleset follows Breaking Bad remake with drug cartel series

Teleset, the Sony Pictures TV-backed Colombian producer, has secured an order for a new original series about a drug cartel. The prodco is producing one of the most anticipated Spanish-language series in years, Metastasis, the remake of AMC cable hit Breaking Bad (Metástasis). Like Metástasis, En la Boca del Lobo will delve into the drug […]

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 […]

NATPE news: MundoFox and RCN order singing format

MundoFox and RCN in Colombia have jointly commissioned a Spanish-language version of UK-originated singing format Who Dares Sings. The show is distributed by ITV Studios General Entertainment and the deal marks the first time it has been remade for Latin or US Hispanic audiences. The 8x60mins will debut on both channels in early 2013. MundoFox […]

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 […]