Category Archives: TV channels / Content

China’s Orient Hontai takes control of Mediapro

China’s Orient Hontai Capital has agreed to buy 53.5% of Spanish group Imagina, the company born from the merger between Mediapro and Globomedia, for USD 1.2 billion. The transaction is subject to obtaining of regulatory permissions and is expected to be closed in second quarter of 2018. The Chinese fund acquired shares of Torreal (22.5%), [...]

iflix seals deal with LEGO for content in Middle-East and Africa

iflix announces that it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (LEGO) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflixs extensive library of award-winning titles. iflix will offer its subscribers across the Middle East and Africa unlimited access to both stream and download an incredible selection [...]

Nat Geo Kids acquires rights to animated series “Pablo”

Nat Geo Kids Latin America announced that it has acquired Pablo, the first kids series featuring a main character with autism spectrum disorder. It will be available in the region during April in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. The company made the announcement of this new acquisition during Kidscreen 2018. Pablo is a unique [...]

Fox Networks Group Africa enters new content agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include TheResident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.    The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just [...]

ESPN secures pay TV rights in Latin America for ATP World Tour 500 tournaments

ESPN, ATP and ATP Media have reached a multi-year agreement for broadcast rights throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean to all thirteen ATP World Tour 500 events. The new agreement includes full exclusivity for pay TV and co-exclusive digital rights alongside the ATPs online streaming service. The announcement was made by Tim Bunnell, senior [...]

BBC Worldwide signs first format deal in Uruguay

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, announced the companys first format deal in Uruguay with free-to-air broadcaster Canal 10 for El Gran Uruguayo, a series based on the UK format Great Britons. The Greats format has been sold to over 20 countries since the series launched on the BBC in 2002. In this [...]

Telefónica to launch Movistar Series channel in Latin America

Telefónica announced that it will launch the new Movistar Series channel in Latin America, which will include the companys original productions, as well as a selection of Latin American content. It will be available through the Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. In this way, the Movistar+ original series will arrive to 12 countries in [...]