Oil-rich Venezuela has commissioned China to build and launch a $200 million satellite in 2008 to lessen its dependence on U.S. and European birds.
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Taking its cue from Nickelodeon's hit kiddie skeins "Dora the Explorer" and "Blue's Clues," PorchLight Entertainment has added a Latina character and an interactive mystery element to its…
Chile's Mega (Canal 9) has boarded "The Nanny" wagon, one of a string of Latin American broadcasters remaking the Sony Pictures Television Intl. sitcom.
Disney's Buena Vista Intl. deal to remake its hit dramedy "Desperate Housewives" for Latin America is the latest example of a growing practice -- reversioning shows for local auds rather than (or as…
"Los Olvidados," the b&w classic about Mexican street urchins, is caught in a nasty custody battle in a U.S. court.
Independent World TV (IWT), a new TV news network, is poised to launch in a bid to provide independent and unbiased reporting around the world. Upstart led by Canadian producer Paul Jay has been…
U.S. Spanish-language giant Univision Networks is projected to take in up to 75% of the estimated $1.2 billion Hispanic primetime upfront this year, according to Wall Street analysts.
Comedian George Lopez, a hero in the Latino community for fronting his own hit sitcom on ABC, dominated the 20th Imagen Awards gala Friday at the BevHilton with his sometimes off-color jokes, but…
Xenon Pictures, the U.S. homevideo distrib of Mexican media giant Televisa, has begun releasing its DVDs with English subtitles to meet demand from English-speaking second- and third-generation…
"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.
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.