SBT locks in Televisa telenovela

World Brief

No. 2 net SBT has renewed its agreement with Mexico’s Televisa for the rights of classic series “El chavo del ocho” for three more years for a reported $1.5 million per year, three times more than it paid for the previous contract.

Net has aired the classic 1970s series created by Mexican Roberto Gomes Bolanos since 1985. The reruns get ratings of 10 to 15 points on the 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday slot, one of the net’s biggest audiences.

The net wanted to replace “El chavo” with telenovela “Rebelde,” a Mexican remake of Argentine “Rebel Way.” The reaction from fans was so intense that SBT was forced to change the sked. “Rebelde” was put on hold indefinitely.

More TV

  • Good Place, Jack Ryan, Castle Rock

    Comic-Con TV Activations: From 'Jack Ryan' to 'The Good Place'

    No. 2 net SBT has renewed its agreement with Mexico’s Televisa for the rights of classic series “El chavo del ocho” for three more years for a reported $1.5 million per year, three times more than it paid for the previous contract. Net has aired the classic 1970s series created by Mexican Roberto Gomes Bolanos […]

  • LeBron James Fans toss confetti to

    NBA's Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood

    No. 2 net SBT has renewed its agreement with Mexico’s Televisa for the rights of classic series “El chavo del ocho” for three more years for a reported $1.5 million per year, three times more than it paid for the previous contract. Net has aired the classic 1970s series created by Mexican Roberto Gomes Bolanos […]

  • RightsTrade Signs Deal With Lionsgate for

    RightsTrade Signs Deal With Lionsgate for TV Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

    No. 2 net SBT has renewed its agreement with Mexico’s Televisa for the rights of classic series “El chavo del ocho” for three more years for a reported $1.5 million per year, three times more than it paid for the previous contract. Net has aired the classic 1970s series created by Mexican Roberto Gomes Bolanos […]

  • Sinclair

    Sinclair Revises Divestiture Plan to Save Tribune Merger, Denies Misleading FCC

    No. 2 net SBT has renewed its agreement with Mexico’s Televisa for the rights of classic series “El chavo del ocho” for three more years for a reported $1.5 million per year, three times more than it paid for the previous contract. Net has aired the classic 1970s series created by Mexican Roberto Gomes Bolanos […]

  • 'Saturday Night Live' China Version Yanked

    Chinese Version of 'Saturday Night Live' Yanked From Youku

    No. 2 net SBT has renewed its agreement with Mexico’s Televisa for the rights of classic series “El chavo del ocho” for three more years for a reported $1.5 million per year, three times more than it paid for the previous contract. Net has aired the classic 1970s series created by Mexican Roberto Gomes Bolanos […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content