Turner Latin America


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 […]

Turner LatAm & Mediapro enter 5-year copro deal

Turner Latin America and multimedia content company MediaPro have signed a coproduction agreement to develop and produce cross-platform content. The two companies will promise an overall investment of US$10 million. They will develop cross-platform content in Latin America and include occasional collaborations with Chilevisión in Chile. Kicking off the deal, the companies will produce content […]

The pilgrims of coproduction at Contecta Fiction

Much like the determined pilgrims of Galicia’s famous Camino de Santiago, Spanish-language TV companies in Europe and Latin America were  navigating the terrain of international coproduction at the inaugural Conecta Fiction event last week. Emiliano de Pablos reports from the event. The inaugural edition of Spain’s Conecta Fiction confirmed the growing need for building coproduction […]

Turner names Urdaneta replacement in Lat Am

Turner Latin America has named Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson III as its president, in effect replacing Juan Carlos Urdaneta. Richardson is a 23-year Turner veteran, and in his new role has taken charge of the company’s regional general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air channel brands; distribution of the CNN news services; and L&M activity. He […]

Time Warner, Viacom circle $400m Telefe

Time Warner and Viacom are the big-name media groups assessing offers to buy Argentinian free TV broadcaster, according to The Wall Street Journal. An offer of around US$400 million would entice current owner Telefónica to sell, the report claims. Time Warner already has a successful pay TV business in Latin America through its Turner and […]

Broadcasters buy Victoria’s Secret show

A raft of international broadcasters have prebought the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The show will be taped in New York in November and go out on broadcast net CBS in December. Alfred Haber distributes the special internationally and has shopped it to Global in Canada, Paris Premiere in France, Sky Italia, Turner Latin America, […]

Newen lines up prebuyers for preschool show

Studio Hamburg, Turner Latin America and NRK Norway have signed on as prebuyers of upcoming preschool toon Polo. The 52x6mins series, based on the Bayard Edition Jeunesse book series, is being produced La Fabrique d’Images and Bayard Jeunesse Animation for French kids channel Piwi +. SVT Sweden is also on board the series as is […]

Latin American broadcasters acquire Rive Gauche programming

Turner Latin America has acquired new seasons of Operation Repo and Happily Never After from Rive Gauche Television, as the Los Angeles-based distributor makes deals across the region. Discovery has bought the latest seasons of My Strange Addiction and My Crazy Obsession for its local channels and Red Uno in Bolivia has acquired Scare Tactics […]

News brief: Rive Gauche cuts pre-screenings Lat-Am deals

US producer and distributor Rive Gauche Television has sold 200 hours of programming into Latin America. Ahead of the LA Screenings, which attracts a large number of Latin buyers and sellers, Rive Gauche has concluded a number of deals. It has shopped Operation Repo to Turner Latin America and a number of titles to Discovery […]