You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Viacom Int’l Studios’ ‘Ana’ to Stream on Pantaya in the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

Viacom International Studios (VIS) comedy series “Ana” has found its U.S. berth at premium Spanish-language streaming service, Pantaya, the fledgling OTT joint venture between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group.

The 10-episode series starring Ana de la Reguera (“Narcos,” “Goliath”) will debut exclusively in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by early next year. De La Reguera also created, wrote and produced the semi-autobiographical series which revolves around her fictionalized character as a Latina actress in Hollywood who bears the burden of her ex beauty queen mother’s unfulfilled dreams.

Location shooting in Vera Cruz and other parts of Mexico as well as Los Angeles wrapped in August.

“This acquisition completes the first cycle of content distribution for VIS in the Americas,” said Guillermo Borensztein, VP of content sales and co-productions at VIS.  “Following our deals with Amazon and Comedy Central Latin America for the series, we are happy to reach the U.S. Hispanic market by way of this agreement,” he continued.

“Working with great partners like Pantaya not only expands our reach but also reinforces our position as industry leaders in development, production and distribution of premium content,” he noted.

“We are very excited to bring ‘Ana’ to the U.S. and Puerto Rico audiences exclusively through Pantaya; we are big fans of Ana de la Reguera, her unique creative voice and her incredible work,” said Mario Almeida, Pantaya’s VP of programming, development and acquisitions who negotiated the deal for the platform.

“Ana” joins the growing slate of the two-year old Pantaya, which has been investing in more original programming as it seeks to further expand its U.S. subscriber base. Pantaya’s foray into original programming kicked off with swinger couples comedy series “El Juego de las Llaves,” co-produced with Amazon Prime and Corazon Films, to be followed on Oct.18 with “De Viaje Con Los Derbez,” a reality show featuring wildly popular star Eugenio Derbez, his adult children, their spouses and children as they travel together in Morocco and deal with family issues.

More TV

  • 'The Crown': Josh O'Connor, Erin Doherty

    'The Crown': Josh O'Connor, Erin Doherty on Charles and Anne 'Breaking the Mold'

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Crown” Season 3 on Netflix. The arrivals of Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and Princess Anne (Erin Doherty) midway through “The Crown’s” third season infuse the show with a youthful energy reminiscent of the first two years. But, they also offer a sense of rebelliousness, [...]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Harry Styles"

    Harry Styles Premieres New Song, Plays Trash-Eating Dog on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (Watch)

    The past couple of seasons of “Saturday Night Live” have seen some impressive hosting/musical performer double-duty stints, including Childish Gambino, Halsey and Chance the Rapper — and last night Harry Styles was more than up to the challenge. The singer appeared in nearly every skit — including turns as a naïve office intern, a gangster, [...]

  • Mindy Kaling Actors on Actors

    Why Mindy Kaling Turned to Social Media to Find the Lead of Her Netflix Series

    Constance Wu (“Hustlers”) and Mindy Kaling (“Late Night”) explained how the internet helped expand the casting pool for their projects during a conversation for “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.” Wu began the interview: “When I did ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and they were looking for actors, it was crazy how many people said, ‘Well, there are [...]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Harry Styles"

    'Saturday Night Live' Turns the Impeachment Hearings Into a Soap Opera (Watch)

    “Saturday Night Live” kicked off its Nov. 16 episode with a take on the biggest news story of the previous week (and foreseeable future): the impeachment hearings. But another big story of the week, especially in Hollywood, was how NBC’s last remaining daytime drama, “Days of our Lives,” had let its actors out of their [...]

  • Andy Cohen attends BravoCon's "Watch What

    'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' to Debut in 2020

    Bravo announced Saturday during its first annual BravoCon that a tenth “Real Housewives” series, “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” will debut in 2020. Bravo host and “Real Housewives” executive producer Andy Cohen made the announcement during a panel titled “Ask Andy” at the NYC convention. “We’ve always tried to choose a city that [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content