TV Azteca

NBCU Telemundo hires TV Azteca exec to lead programming & content development

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has appointed TV Azteca alum Sandra Smester to the newly created role of EVP of programming and content development. In this new position, Smester will oversee the development and execution of programming for the network, beginning this month. She will report to Ronald Day, president of entertainment and content strategy at NBCUniversal […]

Mexico’s TV Azteca remakes Banijay gameshow format ‘Don’t’

TV Azteca in Mexico has ordered a local version of Banijay’s gameshow format Don’t. The local version – to be known as Don’t: No Lo Hagas – will be produced by Banijay’s Mexico-based EndemolShine Boomdog, with production starting this week. It will be hosted by presenter and comedian Adal Ramones, and is expected to launch […]

Kids round-up: ‘Octonauts’ expands in LatAm, MENA; NHK adds ‘Find Me In Paris’; Corus exec joins Wildbrain

Silvergate’s Octonauts travel to LatAm, MENA Sony Pictures Television-owned Silvergate Media’s preschool animation Octonauts is reaching new audiences in Latin America and the Middle East after being picked up by Mexico’s TV Azteca and the MENA-region Spacetoon channel. In a deal brokered by Panaderia, TV Azteca acquired the broadcast rights to the series, marking what […]

AVOD service Tubi partners with TV Azteca for Mexico launch

Tubi, the ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service, is to expand into Mexico later this year in collaboration with TV Azteca. As part of the deal, TV Azteca will offer advertising sales for Tubi in Mexico and promote the service to its audience via online and other platforms. TV Azteca’s titles will also be made […]

Chilean net bags Kanal D dramas

Chilean broadcaster Mega has acquired a trio of drama series from the sales arm of Turkish network Kanal D. The deal comprises Wounded Love and Time Goes By, plus a re-up of Fatmagül, and in total represents around 1,200 commercial hours of content. Wounded Love follows a family shattered by war during a period of […]

Azteca adapting Fremantle cooking format

TV Azteca has ordered a local version of show Cocineros Mexicanos (Mexican Chefs), and the Mexican broadcaster will launch its series this October. The format hails from Kapow in Argentina, where Cocineros Argentinos plays on public TV. It has also been adapted for the Chilean market. The show follows a group of four chefs who […]

Another network joins int’l Globo drama

Uruguayan network Teledoce has become the latest coproducer of Globo’s first international drama, Supermax. Last week, Mediaset España and Mexico’s TV Azteca became partners on the show, which Brazil’s Globo first revealed in January at NATPE in Miami. Teledoce has now joined as a further strategic partner. “We are delighted to have Teledoce on board […]

Mediaset, Azteca join Globo drama copro

Mediaset España and Mexico’s TV Azteca are the latest channel groups to board the first Spanish-language drama from Brazilian broadcaster Globo. Supermax already counts Argentina’s pubcaster, TVP, and Oficina Burman as coproducers. The series is being produced for the international market. “We have two strategic goals with this project,” said Globo’s executive director of international […]

Plans drawn for Lat Am Lip Sync Battle

Comedy Central Latin America and TV Azteca are to coproduce a 13x60mins version of Lip Sync Battle. The new version, Lip Sync Mexico, will feature three celebrities miming along to popular music tracks, rather than the two in the US original. It is currently in pre-production, with the show debuting on Comedy Central networks in […]

Azteca swings to loss, drops Comarex deal

TV Azteca is ending its programme sales deal with distributor Comarex, and is understood to be taking content sales in-house. The news comes as the Mexican broadcaster reported disappointing full year results, registering a MXN$2 billion loss compared to a MXN$280 million (US$15.4 million) profit a year earlier. Azteca has a longstanding relationship with Comarex, […]