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Univision sells minority stake in Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision Communications has sold its minority stake in filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. Financial details of the deal have not been revealed but the sale of Univision’s stake to Rodriguez means the English-language entertainment cable network and production studio, which was created by the Mexican-American and FactoryMade Ventures, is now 100% […]

News round-up: Hulu, BBC3 and Delevigne set course for ‘Planet Sex’; ‘Sweet Diva’ goes global; Channel 5 bulks up history slate

Hulu and BBC3 set course for ‘Planet Sex’ with Cara Delevigne US streamer Hulu and UK channel BBC Three have jointly commissioned a new documentary exploring human sexuality from Fremantle-owned Naked, to be hosted and co-created by actor and singer Cara Delevingne. The six-part series, which has the working title Planet Sex, will see Delevingne […]

Univision sells majority stake to US investment duo Searchlight & ForgeLight

US Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has agreed to sell off a majority stake in the company. The broadcaster has announced that investment firms Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight have acquired a 64% stake in the broadcaster. Terms have not been disclosed, but researchers at CreditSights estimate that the pair will pay a combined US$800m – which […]

Univision and Televisa team to launch Univision channel in Latin America

Hispanic media firms Univision and Televisa are teaming up to launch a Univision-branded linear television channel in the region in early 2020. The 24-hour pay-TV channel will be initially distributed across 17 Latin American markets, excluding Brazil. The network will be operated by Televisa, which will also handle distribution and ad sales. Univision and Televisa […]

Gaumont hires Univision’s Christian Gabela for int’l co-productions

Gaumont has hired Univision exec Christian Gabela to oversee international co-productions. Gabela, who has been appointed VP of international TV co-production, is to manage and expand the business’s TV distribution and co-production partnerships in key territories internationally, focusing on Latin America. He will report into Vanessa Shapiro, president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production, while […]

Univision’s chief revenue officer departs

Univision Communications, the company serving Hispanic America, has revealed that Tonia O’Connor has decided to step down as chief revenue officer. O’Connor departs after the exit of a string of top execs at the network, with CEO Randy Falco departing in May after chief content officer, Isaac Lee, and programming chief, Lourdes Diaz, also left. […]

Netflix & Univision production pact after El Chapo success

Netflix and US Hispanic broadcaster Univision will coproduce five original series after following the launch of their first series together, El Chapo. Streaming service Netflix will work with Univision-owned Fusion Media Group for new series that will be shot in English and Spanish. The first new series is Tijuana, which will follow the launch model […]

Univision adds Endemol Shine, ITV Studios formats

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision is lining up a pair of European format remakes. Tu Cara me Suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar) and A Jugar en Familia (Keep it in the Family) were unveiled as part of Univision’s 2017/18 upfront slate announcement. Your Face Sounds Familiar comes from Endemol Shine Group’s Spanish wing, was originally for […]

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. […]

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