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 […]

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 […]

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