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First US Hispanic deal for BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has shopped drama series The Musketeers to Univision net Unimas, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster’s first deal with a free-to-air US Hispanic net. Univision snapped up season one of the swashbuckler and it will go out on Unimas later this year. In the UK, the series went out on BBC One. […]

Netflix original to US broadcast TV for first time

Netflix has struck a deal with Univision for drug drama Narcos, marking the first time an original series from the SVOD platform will air on US broadcast television. The deal, part of wider coproduction pact announced yesterday, is significant as Netflix’s original programming is considered by many to be the biggest emerging threat to broadcast […]

Univision makes JV with ex-Telemundo studio boss

Miami-based Univision Communications has created a production joint venture with La Reina del Sur co-creator Patricio Wills. The new company will be based in Miami, and will aim to produce “edgy, action-packed series primarily for primetime broadcast” on US Spanish-language network UniMás. Its first project, details of which were not forthcoming, is expected to air […]

Univision launches direct-to-consumer service

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision has become the latest big media company to roll out a direct-to-consumer service. Univision Now will allow subscribers to view live streams of the full linear Univision and UniMás nets on connected devices, meaning consumers can watch sport, telenovelas, news and entertainment shows from the Latino-skewing channels. Subs can also view […]

Supply and demand in Latin America

TBI and Eurodata TV look at the latest trends in TV viewing in Latin America and find that amid the still-popular classic telenovelas, the format is being reinvented and that a healthy market in imported drama from the Spain, the US and elsewhere exists Latin America remains a drama market, but the type of series […]

Prisoners of War discovered in Mexico, Hispanic US

Broadcasters in Mexico, Colombia and Hispanic US have banded together to create a local version of Keshet International’s lauded drama Prisoners of War. Productions RTI Colombia (Queen of the South) will produce a 70-episode remake of the scripted format for Televisa in Mexico, Univision-owned Unimas in the US and an as-yet unnamed broadcaster in its […]

Originals and English reshape US Hispanic TV

TV channels chasing US Hispanic viewers are programming an ever increasing amount of original content to win share among the young and increasingly affluent target demographic, reports Stewart Clarke. Eyeball-winning original programming and moves by some to programme English-language channels and content for the US Hispanic population are shaping the Latino and wider media sectors […]

US Hispanic net cooks up Breaking Bad remake

US Hispanic channel Univision has partnered with Sony Pictures Television to create a Spanish-language version of Breaking Bad, the universally acclaimed AMC drugs distribution drama. Metástasis is the first recreation of the US cable series (pictured), in which Bryan Cranston plays a dying Albuquerque science teacher-turned-crystal meth manufacturer. The Spanish language series will see Diego […]

Latin Media Leaders: Cesar Conde, Univision

MOST SUCCESSFUL US HISPANIC EXECUTIVE CESAR CONDE, PRESIDENT, UNIVISION NETWORKS, UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS 2012 was an incredibly busy year for US Hispanic broadcasting group Univision, with the launch of four new channels, a move into bilingual services, the roll out of numerous digital initiatives and the rebranding of second network TeleFutura. “Not long ago we had […]