"Esposas Desesperadas," anyone? Disney's Latin America TV unit is in advanced talks with various feevees to make local versions of hit comedy "Desperate Housewives" in at least six territories.
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DirecTV will add Peruvian programming to its Spanish-language package DirecTV Para Todos in the summer, as part of an exclusive multiyear agreement with the SUR Corporation.
MTV Networks will launch Tempo, focused on Caribbean music and culture, across the Caribbean in October.
Test transmissions kicked off last week for Televisora del Sur (Television of the South), the new Venezuelan-based pan-Latino satellite news and entertainment channel.
TNT Latin America has nabbed pan-regional basic cable rights to the Oscars. Previously net transmitted live broadcasts of the Oscars to just Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.
TNT Latin America has nabbed pan-regional basic cable rights to the Oscars. Starting in 2006, channel will air the Academy Awards live in 35 territories for three years.
Will Latin America be the next Asia for toons? Judging from the number of animation studios and schools popping up across the region, the answer may be yes.
Soccer legend Pele is in talks with writer Freddie Fields to create a sequel to the Fields-penned soccer-war drama "Escape to Victory."
Marc Beauchamps has exited top Brazilian indie distrib Lumiere to set up his own film company, which will start with a co-production with Moonshot Pictures.
Indie shingle Cinema Seven Prods. has signed Alfonso Arau to direct "Gold on Eagle Street," an English-lingo contempo fable set in East Los Angeles.