TelevisaUnivision & SBT in Brazil extend telenovela rights & distribution pact

TelevisaUnivision has extended its programming pact with SBT, handing the Brazilian broadcaster rights to a raft of scripted product from the Spanish-language giant. The deal provies SBT with exclusive broadcast rights to Televisa’s telenovelas on free-to-air television in Brazil. Televisa will also sell SBT telenovelas based on the Spanish-language firm’s formats around the world. Guillermo […]

Globoplay acquires ViX drama ‘Montecristo’ under TelevisaUnivision partnership

Brazilian streaming service Globoplay has acquired Montecristo, the modern update of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count Of Monte Cristo, which debuted on Spanish-language streamer ViX in April, as part of its wider partnership with TelevisaUnivision. The deal comes as part of TelevisaUnivision and Globoplay owner Globo’s three-year deal to supply the streamer with Spanish-language content. The […]

Exclusive: VP of acquisitions & programming at TelevisaUnivision’s ViX to step down

Maria Ines Rodriguez, VP of acquisitions & programming at TelevisaUnivision’s Spanish-language streamer ViX, is stepping down, TBI understands. Rodriguez had been in the role for almost three years and worked across content deals for the streamer, which was rolled out in the US, Mexico and most of Latin America last year, following the $4.8bn merger […]

ViX streamer expands originals with comedy & cooking shows

US-based TelevisaUnivision-owned Spanish-language streamer ViX is expanding its originals offering, with orders for seven new original titles, across scripted comedy, unscripted cookin, an animated series from Sofia Vergara and a feature-length drama exec produced by Benicio Del Toro. La Banda (aka The Band, working title) is a comedy thriller series from Dynamo, following factory owner […]

TelevisaUnivision CEO talks up linear, eyes ‘big bets’ on Spanish-language series

TelevisaUnivision CEO Wade Davis has outlined how his company’s linear TV strategy “fundamentally” differs from competitors, adding that “big bets” will be made on Spanish-language content in the coming years. The Spanish-language firm has been expanding at pace over the past year, following the $4.8bn merger between Televisa and Univision, with streamer Vix launching into […]

MIPTV round-up: ‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch; Wag & Insight TV ink FAST deal; Escapade to shop ‘Spice Trails: Latin America’  

‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch Show Must Go On has won the 2023 MIPFormats Pitch presented by MIPTV and Fox Alternative Entertainment. The pitch from Turkish company Formatworkshop was chosen from the five finalists who all presented original unscripted entertainment formats on stage in the Palais des Festivals to a jury chaired by Allison Wallach, […]

TelevisaUnivision’s Vix+ eyes global partners as originals drive expands

Spanish-language streamer Vix+ is looking for international partners as it expands its originals output, with the TelevisaUnivision-owned service’s newly appointed CEO talking up his company’s potential as a coproducer. Vix was rolled out in the US, Mexico and most of Latin America last year following the $4.8bn merger between Televisa and Univision, with the service […]

TelevisaUnivision & Globo links for co-pro & distribution pact

US-based Spanish-language giant TelevisaUnivision and Globo in Brazil have struck a co-production and distribution deal, initially covering three scripted titles. The first productions included in the deal are two ViX+ productions by TelevisaUnivision: the recently launched series La Mujer del Diablo (aka The Devil’s Wife) and upcoming series Travesuras de la Niña Mala (aka Bad Girl), based on […]

Sales round-up: ‘The Vanishing Triangle’ pre-sales; Sky, NBCU & AMC bite into ‘Reginald The Vampire’; SBS tastes ‘Spice Trails’

‘The Vanishing Triangle’ pre-sales Broadcasters and platforms in the UK, Europe and Australia have taken Irish drama thriller The Vanishing Triangle, following pre-sale deals with distributor Eccho Rights. Acorn TV has secured the UK premiere, as well as licensing the series for several other territories in its global footprint. SBS has picked up Australian rights, […]

TelevisaUnivision appoints president of US networks

US-based Spanish-language giant TelevisaUnivision has promoted Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Meyer to president of US networks. Based in Miami, he will report directly to CEO Wade Davis, and will lead the expansion of the company’s TV networks in the States. Meyer spent more than a decade at US-based Univision, which officially completed its $4.8bn merger with Mexican […]