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Eva Longoria, Dolly Parton score NBC deals

Actress Eva Longoria and country singer Dolly Parton have secured new projects at US broadcast network NBC. Desperate Housewives star Longoria has had her latest comedy, Telenovela, given the greenlight for a 13-episode run, and signed a wider production pact. Single-came series Telenovela will follow the backstage madness of a Spanish-language telenovela, starring Longoria as […]

Telemundo launching pay TV channel across Africa

NBCUniversal-backed Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo is launching a pay TV channel across almost 50 African countries. The Telemundo channel will be programmed with the company’s telenovelas and be carried on Multichoice’s regional DTH platform DStv. The new service will roll out on August 12 under the ‘Telemundo’ moniker. The channel, which will be made available […]

Telemundo teams with Samsung for connected TV app

Telemundo Internacional and Samsung Latin America have joined forces to launch a new app for Samsung Smart TV and Samsung mobile devices. The Telemundo Internacional VOD will allow viewers to watch the US Hispanic broadcaster’s content on-demand, on connected devices. The line-up includes Telemundo’s hit telenovelas La Reina del Sur, Dame Chocolate, Decisiones and La […]

Globo launching Sparkling Girls at NATPE

Brazilian media giant is launching a new show, Sparkling Girls, at NATPE late this month. The telenovela follows  three domestic housekeepers who become a successful trio of singers after a music video that ends up on the internet becomes an instantaneous hit. Shown in Brazil during Globo’s access primetime, the last episode of Sparkling Girls […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]