@todotvnews - 29/05/2015

Whats New in LatAm this Week?

Movistar launches online pay-tv service in Colombia, Onza joins Dopamine on Hernán Cortés series, BBC Studios looks for LatAm partners for Top Gear, Turkish drama Kara Para Aşk debuts in Spain, Mexican adaptation of Falco sold to Telemundo, and more. 


Movistar launched platform Movistar Play in Colombia, which will give local audiences access to 39 live networks and thousands of films and series on-demand. Those who hire Movistar Play will be able to access 39 live networks including ESPN, FOX Sports, TNT, FOX, Disney, CNN and Cartoon Network, in addition to their own exclusive channel Movistar Series.


Onza joins Dopamine's series on Hernán Cortés. Dopamine has announced on Thursday a deal with Spanish company Onza Entertainment for the coproduction on their series based on the life of Hernán Cortés. Amaya Muruzábal, recently named Content Director at Dopamine, will oversee the project as a script editor.


BBC Studios looks for LatAm partners for Top Gear. Having recently announced the Brazilian adaptation of Doctor Foster, BBC Studios now seeks to take its star format, Top Gear, to the region. “We are looking for partners for the Top Gear format in the region and this way enter through two genres, drama and now lifestyle with this format, which has been extremely successful worldwide,” said David Hanono, General Manager of Sales and Digital at BBC Studios Latin America and US Hispanic.


Kara Para Aşk is a win for Atresmedia. Locally titled Amor a contrabando, Inter Medya's Turkish drama made its debut this Monday in Spain on Nova and was the second highest-rated show among niche networks, only behind Fatmagul. The show became its timeslot's leader, with a notable 4.7% share and 822,000 viewers.


Telemundo on board for Falco in the US. Red Arrow Studios International announced the sale of Mexican series Falco to Teleundo in the US. It’s the second confirmed screen following Amazon. Produced by Spiral International and Dynamo (Narcos), Michel Brown, star of the International Emmy award winning series Sr. Ávila, has been cast in the lead role.

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