Time Warner, Viacom circle $400m Telefe

Time Warner and Viacom are the big-name media groups assessing offers to buy Argentinian free TV broadcaster, according to The Wall Street Journal. An offer of around US$400 million would entice current owner Telefónica to sell, the report claims. Time Warner already has a successful pay TV business in Latin America through its Turner and […]

Telefe creating Maradona drama set piece

The life story of legendary footballer Diego Maradona is to be told as a drama series for Argentinian network Telefe. Telefe content director Tomas Yankelevich said he was looking to bring in more partners who could make the series “an unprecedented super-production” after signing a deal with the football icon. Maradona will be the centrepiece […]

Fremantle scores co-development deal with Tinelli

FremantleMedia Latin America has partnered with Argentine prodco Ideas del Sur in a co-development agreement. This will see the pair co-creating, developing and producing shows for Latin American markets. FMLA already has a similar co-development agreement with leading Argentinian network Telefe, and has scored others with Marco Antonio Regil’s RGL and 360 Powwow. Ideas del […]

Lat Am, Euro nets coax Wild Things

Broadcasters in Argentina and Denmark are the latest buyers of Zodiak Rights-sold entertainment format Wild Things. Telefe used the format’s dedicated hub in Argentina for its local 13x60mins remake, with Peppermind attached to produce, while Mastiff Denmark is creating an 8x60mins version for its compatriot, TV3. Other recent local adaptations include Shenzhen TV’s Chinese version, […]

NATPE: Fremantle, Telefe strike development deal

FremantleMedia and Telefe have agreed a two-year development deal. The deal between the production and distribution group and the Argentine free-to-air broadcaster will run for two years and cover entertainment and unscripted formats. The shows, which will target Telefe’s domestic market and audiences throughout the rest of Latin America, will be distributed elsewhere in the […]

Eccho sells Turkish series into Lat Am

Eccho Rights has struck two deals for its Turkish drama series Karadayi in Latin America. Mega in Chile and Telefe in Argentina have bought the series, which comes from Turkey’s leading drama producer Ay Yapim, the prodco behind Ezel and Fatmagül. The same pair of broadcasters bought Ezel, also distributed by Eccho, earlier this year. […]

Cisneros cuts distribution deal with Telefe

Venezuela’s Cisneros Media Distribution has struck a programme sales deal with Telefe, and will represent the Argentine broadcaster’s content throughout Africa. CMD is the distribution arm of Venezuelan media giant Cisneros and has a history of selling content into Africa. It started shopping Telefe titles this week at MIPCOM in Cannes. The first titles it […]

Telefe to become hub for Boom!

Argentinian broadcaster Telefe will launch an international production hub for Keshet International’s game show format Boom!. The partnership between the two firms comes after Telefe launched its version of the Israeli-born format on Septemer 30 to an average share of 32.9%. Keshet and Telefe will now offer the production base used for that show with […]

Supply and demand in Latin America

TBI and Eurodata TV look at the latest trends in TV viewing in Latin America and find that amid the still-popular classic telenovelas, the format is being reinvented and that a healthy market in imported drama from the Spain, the US and elsewhere exists Latin America remains a drama market, but the type of series […]

MIPTV 2014: Armoza bringing Canadian formats to market

Israel-based Armoza Formats has cut a distribution deal with Quebecor Media’s QMI Content and will bring its formats to the international market. The focus of the relationship will be shows from the French Canadian company’s TVA network. Armoza will launch two QMI formats at MIPTV next month, one scripted and one entertainment. Only One Knows […]