Telemundo Internacional

With Breasts there is Paradise to launch in Cannes

Without Breasts There is Paradise, the sequel to 2008 hit TV series Without Breasts There is No Paradise, is the biggest launch from Telemundo Internacional at Cannes. Produced by Fox Telecolombia and written by Colombian Gustavo Bolívar, the new television drama tells the story of Catalina, played by actress Carolina Gaitán, a humble young woman determined to […]

Telemundo’s new Lord of the Skies set for take-off

Telemundo Internacional is launching a new season of its hit super series The Lord of the Skies at MIPTV. The show has been a big hit for Telemundo in its 10pm slot and helped spawn a new wave of gritty, action novelas. The sales arm of the US Hispanic net is also relocating for the […]

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 […]

Reed MIDEM plots MIPCancun expansion

Event organiser Reed MIDEM is planning on an expanded second edition of Latin American-focused market MIPCancun. Following the Cancun, Mexico-based event’s launch last year, the 2015 edition will be held on November 18-20, with what Reed MIDEM describes as an “expanded” line-up. Fifty-one buyers from 16 countries such as Brazil, Canada and the US are […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Queen of Hearts

Telemundo Internacional will have contemporary telenovela Queen of Hearts (Reina de Corazones) for buyers at MIPCOM. Set in the world of precious stone trafficking in Las Vegas. Melissa Pillow, sales director for Europe, Telemundo Internacional, says the series combine classic and contemporary telenovela styles. “It’s a perfect mix of both,” Pillow says. “We have a […]

HBO takes on distribution of Telemundo in Lat-Am

HBO Latin America has agreed a deal to distribute the Telemundo Internacional channel in the Lat-Am region. HBO will oversee carriage deals for the telenovela channel in all territories in the region except Brazil and Mexico. The deal covers affiliate deals with pay as well as digital platforms. “We look forward to significantly expanding the […]

State House opens doors to African drama

Having moved into original entertainment programming, East African pay TV operator Zuku is starting to invest in its own dramas, including Kenya’s answer to The West Wing. Local execs believe the region could be set for a booming scripted trade. East Africa’s Zuku has moved into originals as a way to differentiate itself from larger […]

Telemundo and TVN to coproduce Paradise

Telemundo Internacional and Chilean broadcaster TVN are coproducing a new Spanish-language drama series Dueños del Paraíso (Owners of Paradise). The scripted series will go out on the US Hispanic Telemundo network in the US and TVN in Chile with Telemundo Internacional taking charge of international distribution. The deal was announced at this week’s LA Screenings […]

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 […]

NATPE Miami: Marcos Santana interview

Ahead of the NATPE Miami market, which kicks off next week, TBI spoke to Marcos Santana, president of Telemundo Internacional, the international division of the NBCUniversal-backed US Spanish-language media group. The Spanish language US Hispanic market is very competitive. What would you say distinguishes Telemundo’s programming from that of the competition? To begin, Telemundo is […]