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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. […]

What went down at NATPE Miami

NATPE welcomed the usual mix of buyers, sellers, programme-makers and hustlers to Miami last week. Buyers from Latin America were out in force, with a smattering of acquisition execs from Scandinavia, France and Germany. During the week, two of Spanish-language TV’s biggest players, Univision and Televisa, said they were unifying production and development, a major […]

Univision, Televisa unify content efforts

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision and Mexican media giant Televisa have decided to pool their development and production resources together, with Isaac Lee becoming chief content officer of both companies. The agreement, which comes on the first day of the Latin American-focused market NATPE in Miami, will see the creation of a “strengthened and expanded relationship” […]

FCC allows Televisa to up Univision stake

Mexican broadcasting giant Televisa is set to significantly up its stake in Hispanic US network Univision after America’s media regulator okayed the plan. The Federal Communications Commission yesterday greenlit a joint petition from Televisa and Univision to allow the former to increase its 14% voting interest and 10% equity stake. This means New York-listed Televisa […]

Lionsgate, Univision create SVOD platform

US studio Lionsgate and Hispanic American broadcaster Univision have pooled resources to create a movie-centric subscription-on-demand service. The currently unnamed service will be aimed at Hispanic US consumers when it launches early next year. The partners say it will have “a deep line-up of titles”, including Spanish-language box office movies from across the world, and […]

Univision ups Lee to top entertainment post

Hispanic US broadcaster Univision has promoted the exec who oversaw the creation of subsidiary Fusion Media Group to a top entertainment role. Isaac Lee (pictured), who was most recently chief news and digital officer, has now added entertainment and music to his duties. He will continue to report to Univision president and CEO Randy Falco. […]

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