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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 […]

Keshet Int’l sets up Lat Am production hub

The international arm of Keshet is opening up a new production hub in Mexico to service the Latin America and US Hispanic markets, TBI has learned. Keshet MX will make Keshet-originated, third-party and coproduced shows in the region, with Frank Scheuermann (below left), who joined KI from Sony Pictures Television’s Colombian prodco Teleset last year, […]

Viacom pays $345m for Telefe

US media giant Viacom has confirmed it is buying Telefe, paying US$345 million for Argentinian commercial free-to-air broadcaster. The deal has been in the works for months, with Viacom ultimately beating off rivals such as Turner to acquire the Telefónica-owned network. Viacom will pay Telefónica US$345 million in cash for the channel, which is lower […]

Propagate taking international formats to the US

Propagate is taking a telenovela from Argentina and a Turkish dating format into the US, company bosses Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens have told TBI. The A+E-backed US prodco will work up a US version of the Telefe telenovela Educating Nina, in partnership with the US division of the Argentinian broadcaster. The series, about […]

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