Thema America

Cultural network Once México appoints GM

Latin American cultural network Once México has appointed a GM to oversee its operations. Carlos Brito Lavalle takes up the position at the non-profit Mexican channel, which is owned by Mexico’s Instituto Politécnico Nacional. A US feed directed at Spanish-language viewers is also available via Canal+ backed THEMA America. Brito Lavalle previously headed up Once México’s acquisition division […]

Dealing with Covid-19: A planetary shift in viewership

TBI’s extensive coverage exploring how Covid-19 has impacted the content business hears today from Patrick Rivet, CEO at Canal+’s US Hispanic channel operator Thema America, who explains how his company has embraced locked down audiences. When we launched Thema America back in 2016, the challenge was to promote the distribution of our thematic channels in […]

NATPE briefs: Spain’s Mediapro Studio links with Erik Barmack’s prodco; ‘Top Chef’ to return to Brazil and Panama

Spain’s Mediapro Studio links with Erik Barmack’s prodco The Mediapro Studio has agreed a development and distribution deal with Erik Barmack’s prodco Wild Sheep Content. Barmack, the former Netflix international production exec who left the streamer in 2019, is currently working on shows including a French-language version of Stephen King’s The Plant, Scandi crime series […]

Ex-HBO Lat Am execs joins Canal+ Hispanic net

Former HBO Latin America Luis Fonseca has joined Canal+’s US Hispanic channel operator Thema America. Fonseca has been named US sales director, meaning he will look at “cultivating and expanding Thema America’s existing portfolio of Hispanic content and securing new growth opportunities” for the pay network’s roster of third-party Lat Am channels. Thema America, part […]