News round-up: Telefe returns ‘Survivor’ to Argentina; Wheelhouse DNA & Frederator team with Adam W; C5 seeks ‘The Hunted’  

Telefe returns ‘Survivor’ to Argentina Argentinian broadcaster Telefe has returned Banijay adventure reality format Survivor to the territory after 22 years.  Titled Survivor, Expedición Robinson, this new version follows the two-season adaptation that aired on Canal 13 in 2000 and 2001. This latest deal in Latin America follows recent news of Survivor’s return to RCN […]

Paramount+ snags streaming & broadcast deal for Globo’s ‘Pantanal’

Paramount has struck a deal with Brazilian giant that will see its telenovela Pantanal become available across Latin America. The show, which premiered in March, will be made available on Paramount+ in Latin America and on Paramount-owned networks Telefe in Argentina, and Chilevisión, in Chile. There will be also “special content” about the telenovela made available […]

ViacomCBS confirms Lat Am leadership after completing Chilevisión deal

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has confirmed its leadership team in Latin America after completing the acquisition of free-to-air broadcaster Chilevisión from WarnerMedia. Darío Turovelzky, GM of ViacomCBS South Cone, will oversee both Chilevisión and Argentina’s FTA network Telefe, as well as all ViacomCBS operations locally. Juan Ignacio ‘Iñaki’ Vicente has been confirmed as VP & […]

Telefe’s ‘100 Days To Fall In Love’ scores Showtime adaptation

Telefe comedy 100 Days To Fall In Love has scored an English-language remake with Showtime.  The Spanish-language comedy, which is being developed by Viacom International Studios and Paramount TV, tells the story of best friends Laura and Antonia who, after almost 20 years of marriage, decide to take a 100-day break from their respective spouses. […]

Viacom buys Brazilian prodco

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired control of a Brazilian short-form comedy producer. The acquisition of Porta dos Fundos, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will allow Viacom’s international arm to expand in Latin America and its own content pipeline. The deal comes soon after Viacom bought Argentinian commercial channel Telefe. Porta dos Fundos […]

Paramount ties with Telefe for multi-lingual drama

Viacom’s recent acquisition of Argentinian broadcaster Telefe is already reaping rewards. Viacom-owned Paramount Television is teaming with Telefe to develop a one-hour drama series created by journalist-turned-TV writer Jason George (Narcos), Cazadores. This comes after Viacom beat competition to acquire Telefe for around US$345 million. Paramount TV is part of Paramount Pictures, the film arm […]

Yankelevich exits Telefe as Viacom sets top team

Tomás Yankelevich is leaving Argentinian broadcaster Telefe, as Viacom stamps its mark on the business with a new executive team. Having paid US$345 million to acquire Telefe last year, Viacom has established a new management team comprising Guillermo Campanini as COO and Darío Turovelzky as senior VP and global content director. They will now report […]

Chilean net bags Kanal D dramas

Chilean broadcaster Mega has acquired a trio of drama series from the sales arm of Turkish network Kanal D. The deal comprises Wounded Love and Time Goes By, plus a re-up of Fatmagül, and in total represents around 1,200 commercial hours of content. Wounded Love follows a family shattered by war during a period of […]

Keshet Int’l signs Chilean co-development deal

Global distributor Keshet International has signed a deal with a Chilean TV network to co-develop a new entertainment series. It will co-develop the series with Santiago-based Mega over the next year for broadcast in the companies’ respective territories. Keshet International, the global arm of Israel’s Keshet Media Group, will have international distribution rights to the series. Kelly Wright, head […]

NATPE: Bakish outlines Viacom turnaround plan

New Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has begun to flesh out a plan to turn the US-based media giant around after a tumultous period for the business, he revealed here at NATPE Miami yesterday. Bakish (pictured) said he is working up a plan to “put the magic” back into the company, and speaking to TBI after […]

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