TelevisaUnivision unveils ViX streamer in bid to dominate Spanish-language market

TelevisaUnivision, fresh from its $4.8bn merger last month, has launched what it hopes will become the globally dominant Spanish-language streaming service, offering 50,000 hours of shows, originals with the likes of Salma Hayek, a free AVOD tier and live programming. ViX is being targeted at the 600 million Spanish speakers around the world and will launch […]

Televisa & Univision complete $4.8bn merger to create Spanish-language giant

Mexico-based media giant Televisa has completed its $4.8bn merger with US-based Univision, creating a company that aims to “deliver the most comprehensive Spanish-language content offering” in the world. The deal, which first emerged last year, will see Televisa’s media, content and production assets combined with Univision, the US Hispanic network in which it already holds […]

Univision overhauls senior team ahead of Televisa merger

US-based Spanish-language broadcast group Univision has overhauled its senior leadership team, with changes to its entertainment and corporate execs. Jessica Rodriguez, who previously led entertainment for Univision, is now chief brand & impact officer with a remit across a joined creative strategy. SVP of entertainment & music Ignacio Meyer becomes EVP for music & on-scripted, […]

Univision unveils global streamer plans & hires Netflix exec to lead expansion

US-based Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has revealed plans to launch a global streaming service and has hired a Netflix exec as part of the expansion. The announcement marks a major statement of intent following the $4.8bn merger of Televisia and Univision, which was announced in April. The company said that the new streamer will roll out in […]

Mexico’s Televisa expands ‘Masha’ deal with Russia’s Animaccord

Mexican and Latin American media powerhouse Televisa has expanded its partnership with Russian animation studio Animaccord for the Masha And The Bear children’s franchise, adding new content as well as extending its existing deal. Televisa has picked up season five of Masha And The Bear, based on the folk tale of the same name, which […]

Televisa and Univision merge to create global Spanish-language powerhouse

Mexican and Latin American media powerhouse Televisa is to merge its media, content and production assets with Univision, the leading US Hispanic network in which it already holds a 36% stake. The combination brings together two leading media businesses in the two largest Spanish-speaking markets in the world: the US, the largest Spanish-language media market […]

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 […]

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