Netflix Inks Exclusive Licensing Pact With Colombia’s Caracol TV

La Niña
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Colombia’s Caracol TV and Netflix have inked an exclusive licensing pact for a couple of new series produced by Caracol. In this landmark deal, Netflix has the exclusive first window and SVOD rights to the Colombian broadcaster’s series “Surviving Pablo Escobar” (aka “Popeye”) and “La Nina.”

“La Nina” is currently a primetime ratings hit on Caracol in Colombia while “Surviving Pablo” is still in development. Both skeins will start streaming exclusively on Netflix in Latin America, the United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Andorra in the next few months.

“It’s a big deal for the Hispanic market; Netflix continues to give more importance to local content,” said Caracol’s international sales VP Lisette Osorio.

The streaming giant is also in talks with Caracol to acquire the SVOD rights to Caracol’s epic telenovela “The White Slave,” which has aired on NBCU’s Telemundo and sold across the world. Caracol’s 2006 telenovela hit “Sin Tetas no hay Paraiso” and its mega-production “Pablo Escobar, el Patron del Mal” have been streaming on Netflix for some time.

“Surviving Pablo Escobar” is based on the autobiography of John Jairo Velasquez, alias “Popeye,” who was the leader and commander of Escobar’s squadron of hitmen and gave himself up to prevent the murder of the woman he loved. Escobar’s death changes the dynamics within the prison where “Popeye” is forced to readjust his alliances.

“La Nina,” based on real life events, tracks a young girl who was abducted by guerrilla fighters and experienced the horrors of Colombia’s decades-long insurrection first-hand.

Touting cinematic production values, the 60-episode period telenovela “The White Slave” traces the life of a white woman raised by slaves, who years after being separated from her family, comes back to America to avenge the death of her biological parents, free her adoptive family and reunite with the love of her life.

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  1. Just finished La Nina. Wonderful story and good acting, and subliminal Spanish lesson. LOL.

  2. mary says:

    Ii highly recommend La Nina the story, the actors, and cinematic production is outstanding I’m so impressed , thank you Netflix for this great production can wait to see more in series 22.

  3. Virtual Opera says:

    I absolutely love La Niña! Great suspenseful storyline, good cinematic production…very addicting! Highly recommend it to anyone, even if they don’t habla español. It has subtitles to help you. Great show!

  4. J A DE NICOLA says:

    I watched the first 13 episodes in Barcelona on vacation, but was very disappointed upon returning to the Netherlands to find that is isn’t airing here. No wksd

  5. JoeOmar says:

    La Niña, on Netflix. I just finished the best soap/documentary ever. The actors, cinematography, story, especially young lady who play Becky deserves many awards. Evrtyone involved in this is commended and all desrve awardsa. Many painful moments, also love stories, family etc. I cried during last episode 1, series 86. I hope it continues with episode 2. Bravo bravo bravo

  6. betty gallardo says:

    The song it is called “te invito” herencia de timbiqui . Loved the series

  7. Elias Ramos says:

    All I am Looking for is the Name of the Song; When it First Start’s La Nina on Netflix

  8. Elias Ramos says:

    What’s The Name Of The Theme Song To ;” La Nina ” is A Soap Opera in Spanish playing on Netflix,com

  9. Joyce Blemings says:

    I wish to thank the producers of La Niña on Netflix. I am 74 yrs of age and can honestly say the series was the best I have ever watched. Subtitles and all. Thank you so very much. Also the young girl that played Betty deserves supporting actress award. Belky awesome!!!!!

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