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Kids round-up: ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy; ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ increases LatAm foothold; YouTube Kids arrives on Freesat

CTC Media’s ‘Kid-E-Cats’ expands in Italy WarnerMedia-owned preschool network Cartoonito and German distributor and co-prod Koch Films GmbH have signed deals with APC Kids to expand CTC Media’s animation Kid-E-Cats presence in Italy. After already airing the first two seasons, Cartoonito has signed a new FTA deal for the third season, while Koch Films has […]

Kids round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ lands in Nordics; Super RTL orders monster comedy; ‘Rainbow Rangers’ travels; and more…

Moomins return to the Nordics SF Studios in the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland have picked up prodco Gutsy Animations’ series Moominvalley following deals with distributor PGS Entertainment. The 13 x 22-minute series is based upon the popular Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and was commissioned by Yle in Finland […]

Univision sells majority stake to US investment duo Searchlight & ForgeLight

US Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has agreed to sell off a majority stake in the company. The broadcaster has announced that investment firms Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight have acquired a 64% stake in the broadcaster. Terms have not been disclosed, but researchers at CreditSights estimate that the pair will pay a combined US$800m – which […]

Univision and Televisa team to launch Univision channel in Latin America

Hispanic media firms Univision and Televisa are teaming up to launch a Univision-branded linear television channel in the region in early 2020. The 24-hour pay-TV channel will be initially distributed across 17 Latin American markets, excluding Brazil. The network will be operated by Televisa, which will also handle distribution and ad sales. Univision and Televisa […]

Televisia orders Mexican version of ‘Family Food Fight’

Endemol Shine Boomdog has been commissioned to produce Family Food Fight for Televisia in Mexico. Mexico will be the second country in Latin America to air the format, after an Argentine adaptation which was broadcast last year by Telefe. Created by Endemol Shine Australia, the Family Food Fight format was developed with Channel Nine, where […]

Endemol Shine’s Boomdog & Televisa take ‘Masked Singer’ to Mexico

Televisa Studios and Endemol Shine’s Boomdog are set to co-produce an adaptation of The Masked Singer for Mexico. Boombdog and Televisa have licensed The Masked Singer from Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp. (MBC) in South Korea. Both companies will produce and adapt this format for the Spanish speaking market, which will be released in 2019. The […]

Televisa boards TRX platform

Online licensing platform TRX has signed up Spanish media giant Televisa.  The Mexico-headquartered business is adding more than 2,000 hours of content to the service, which enables buyers and sellers to maximise the value of TV rights. Launched in 2017, TRX now has more than 1,000 registered buyers and more than 70,000 hours of content available on […]

NATPE: Walking Dead most in-demand; ITVS GE’s LatAm formats deal; MGM goes to court

Walking Dead named Parrot’s most in-demand series Parrot Analytics has named AMC’s The Walking Dead as its most in-demand TV series for 2018 as part of the firm’s inaugural Global TV Demand Awards out of NATPE Miami. Walking Dead cast members Josh McDermitt and Pollyanna McIntosh and producer Denise Huth were on hand to accept the […]

LatAm scripted: The end of telenovelas?

For decades, the telenovela has been Latin America’s flagship TV genre, seducing audiences around the world. But shifts in the landscape have pushed the region’s TV giants to usher in a new generation that targets international markets and streaming platforms. Emiliano de Pablos reports. A powerhouse of creative TV talent in Latin America is re-defining […]

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