Telemundo inks deal with Nostromo

Co. headed by prexy Aresu, Tacher

U.S. Spanish-language net Telemundo has inked a long-term development and production deal with gamer and reality-show producer Nostromo America.

Nostromo is headed by prexy Giorgio Aresu and veep Alan Tacher, who have developed, produced and hosted shows in Spain, Mexico and Italy, including singing contest show “La Academia” for Mexico’s No. 2 web TV Azteca.

Aresu produced the first four editions of “La Academia” and was in the middle of the version with U.S. contestants, “La Academia USA,” when he ankled in January following a spat over control over the hit shows.

In a release, Telemundo said Aresu formed Nostromo America to expand into the U.S. market.

But this isn’t the first time Aresu has tried.

In October 2001, he formed a Nostromo America as a joint venture between his Spanish TV shingle, Nostromo Prods., and Venevision Intl., the Miami-based TV distrib and production company.

The venture’s goal was to create, market, buy and produce Spanish- and Portuguese-language formats throughout the Americas, including the U.S. Hispanic market.

Venevision Intl., a division of Venezuela’s Cisneros Group, is a programming supplier to Univision as part of an exclusive supply accord.

That Nostromo America joint venture never bore fruit and was dissolved.

The deal with Nostromo is Telemundo’s second with a reality producer.

At last month’s upfront, the NBC U-owned network pacted with Endemol to produce “Vas o no vas,” the Spanish-language version of the Peacock’s “Deal or No Deal.”

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