Major exec shakeup for Univision ahead of Televisa merger

US-based Spanish-language broadcast group Univision has announced a new corporate leadership team. The executive shakeup comes after Univision announced a merger with Televisa earlier this year. Anticipating a H2 2021 close, Univision said that the redesigned corporate leadership structure will allow it to “execute the vision for the future” of the combined company.  The biggest […]

Atresmedia to launch telenovelas SVOD service

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has struck an agreement with Televisa to launch a new subscription video-on-demand service focused on telenovelas. The new service, Novelas Nova, will offer more than 5,000 hours of content, including shows such as La Malquerida, Rubi, La Candidita, La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo and La Fuerza del Destino. The service will […]

Azcárraga Jean exiting as Televisa CEO

Emilio Azcárraga Jean is exiting his role as CEO of Mexican TV giant Televisa, with Bernando Gomez and Alfonso de Angoitia replacing him. The changes take effect on January 1, 2018, with Gomez and de Angoitia become co-chief executives at the company, which is the largest provided of Spanish-language content on the international market but […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) to combat illegal video and content downloads. These include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth […]

Televisa set to up Univision stake with FCC blessing

Mexican broadcasting giant Televisa is set to significantly up its stake in Hispanic US network Univision after media regulators okayed the plan. The Federal Communications Commission yesterday greenlit a joint petition from Televisa and Univision to allow the former to increase its 14% voting interest and 10% equity stake. This means New York-listed Televisa is […]

Televisa creates Netflix SVoD rival

Mexican broadcaster Televisa has launched an SVoD service, Blim, which will go head-to-head with Netflix in Latin America. The service debuted yesterday with exclusive, first-run programming such as James Bond movie Spectre and US series such as Wayward Pines. It will also include a large volume of Televisa library programming. The plan is to create […]