MipCancun Closes another Day of Announcements and First Level Conferences

The second day of the online event was highlighted by the busy conference schedule, delivered by leading executives from Latin America and the world, and continued with more sales and acquisitions announcements.

MipCancún Online+ continued this Wednesday, November 18, with its second day, offering a full schedule of first-rate talks and conferences.

1 – JC Acosta from ViacomCBS reviews the group’s current projects

One of the most anticipated conferences of the day was offered by JC Acosta, president of ViacomCBS International Studios & Networks Americas, who spoke about the company’s current situation after the merger of Viacom and CBS.

“The transformation and unification of these two companies have created an extremely powerful portfolio of brands and content,” said the executive, explaining that the group now has a global reach of 4 billion TV subscribers in 180 countries, a library of franchises and brands that total 140,000 episodes, 3,600 content titles and an annual investment of 13 billion dollars.

In addition, he highlighted the growth of Pluto TV and Paramount +, and announced that Pluto TV will be launched in November in Brazil.

2 – Netflix, Sony, MGM, Caracol and more also take the stage

Also participating in the second day of conferences was Paco Ramos from Netflix, who spoke with the creators of the series Selena, about how the series “has crossed borders and will empower Latinos around the world.”

In addition, Sony’s Ana Bond revealed the studio’s upcoming slate; elaborated on tent pole projects, some which reflect its strong commitment to diversity; and shared Sony’s approach to generating optimal co-production deals.

Moreover, Diego Piasek from MGM spoke about the importance of female leads, both in front and behind the camera.

And Dago García and Juana Uribe from Caracol spoke about how the experience of working across genres, holding different job functions, as well as producing and writing for different mediums has provided this award winning duo with a unique perspective and ability to create breakout hits.

3 – Glowstar acquires Secreto bien guardado

The international distributor will be in charge of the global marketing of the successful Argentine series by FAM Contenidos, produced by FB Group and MyS Producción, and premiered on Netflix.

4 – VIS announces that 25% of its budget will be for “inclusive” projects

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) announced on Wednesday that 25% of its budget in Latin America will be invested to create and develop BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) content. Within this framework, the study announced three projects in Brazil that comply with the diversity and inclusion policy.

5 – Olympusat acquires series and documentaries from NTV

Olympusat, one of the largest media holding companies in the US and Latin America, acquired the rights to six NTV series and ten documentaries. In particular, NTV projects will be available to users of the new AVOD-Free TV platform, which was launched in May 2020. Currently, the platform is available in Latin America, in particular in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru. , Colombia and other countries.