Televisa USA

Starz develops novella, Dirty Girls Social Club

US premium cable network Starz is working to adapt Mexican telenovela and a best-selling novel from Alisa Valdes about six women living in New York. The network is working with Televisa USA and Lionsgate (which will soon be its parent) on Teresa, which is about an undocumented but ruthless Latin woman making her way into […]

ZDFE pockets Televisa USA true crime series

ZDF Enterprises has taken rights to new Televisa USA true crime series Deep Undercover, which features the real Donnie Brasco. The commercial arm of European pubcaster ZDF will be able to sell rights to the show in Germany, Austria and Switzerland following the agreement. Televisa USA is coproducing Deep Undercover with US indie Bellum Entertainment, […]

Televisa USA preps epic Aztecs series

The US division of Televisa is working up Aztecs, an English-language series adaptation of Daniel Peters’ acclaimed book The Luck of Huemac. Writer and showrunner Michael Chernuchin (Black Sails) will oversee the project and Televisa will team with indie prodco Atalaya Productions on the project. Mexican media giant Televisa is the largest producer of Spanish-language […]

Televisa poaches Dori Media exec for sales

Televisa USA has poached Andres Santos for a new international sales role. Santos joins from Dori Media and, in the newly-created role at Televisa USA, will report to Jonathan South, the company’s director of sales. Prior to Dori, Santos was at Venezuela’s RCTV. Televisa USA is expanding its programming line-up with English-language adaptations of Televisa […]

Televisa USA adapting Spanish drama Gran Hotel

The US arm of Mexican media giant Televisa is adapting hit Spanish drama Gran Hotel, with Stephen Kronish (24) attached as showrunner. Televisa USA is seeking to harness the production might and connections of its parent group in Latin America as part of a new initiative from Chris Philip, head of production and distribution. Its […]

Magine exec among two Televisa USA hires

Televisa USA has hired an executive from online pay TV firm Magine to runs its sales and another to oversee scripted development. From UK-based Magine comes from Jonathan South, who will become director of sales, worldwide, while Cutler’s David Sigurani becomes director of scripted development. Televisa USA is a subsidiary of Mexican television giant Televisa […]

Televisa USA, Universal team for aliens and vigilantes

The US production division of Mexican cable giant Televisa and the cable production division of NBCUniversal have joined forces for two upcoming dramas, Pantera and Allies. Televisa USA and Universal Cable Productions will jointly make the shows, which will be aimed at the US and international markets. Pantera will be a contemporary adaptation of the […]

Televisa USA hires Chris Philip

Televisa has hired international TV veteran Chris Philip to run English-language production and distribution at its US division. Philip joins from  Sierra/Engine Television, the producer/distributor that he cofounded. He will remain CEO of Engine Entertainment, which he founded before partnering with Sierra. The deal to bring Philip to Televisa sees the Mexican media giant take first-look […]

NATPE Miami: US Hispanic originals, part 2

Execs from NuvoTV and Televisa USA reveal how they taking Hispanic culture in the US living room with originals from the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Mario Lopez (pictured). Stewart Clarke reports as the second day of NATPE Miami 2014 gets underway. English: the new language of US Hispanic television? A range of English-language services […]

Lionsgate, Televisa score overall deal with George Lopez

A joint venture production operation between Lionsgate and Televisa USA has scored an overall film and TV deal with comic George Lopez. Actor/producer Lopez (The George Lopez Show) will now create films and TV projects with the studio JV, Pantelion Films and South Shore. Principal photography on La Vida Robot, a feature film that represents […]