May 19, 2022

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U.S.’ Estrella Media Pacts With Mexico’s Television set Azteca in Programming Deal

U.S.-dependent Spanish lingo programmer Estrella Media has sealed a two-yr offer with Mexico-dependent broadcasting powerhouse Television set Azteca to jointly make, make and air new collection on equally sides of the border.

The corporations are set to announce some of those people choices subsequent month for the duration of the 2022 IAB NewFronts on May 5, followed by Estrella Media’s upfront presentation on Could 9. But the new partnership, set to be introduced on Tuesday, contains building more than 600 several hours of first programming for both equally the U.S. and Mexico, as perfectly as output of current collection and the licensing of library material for air in each nations around the world. So considerably, four projects have been greenlit on the Estrella Media facet, and three on the Tv Azteca close.

Estrella Media and Tv set Azteca presently collaborated past November on the Regional Mexican songs awards distinctive “Premios de la Radio,” which aired on EstrellaTV in the U.S. and on Tv Azteca Uno in Mexico. The display sent EstrellaTV’s best primetime audience in 2021.

As element of the new deal, the companies will co-develop scripted and unscripted sequence and specials for their broadcast tv networks and digital OTT, AVOD and Fast channels. The content will start out airing below in the U.S. on Estrella Media platforms commencing this drop.

The deal presents a new U.S. outlet for Television set Azteca, which has dabbled in the industry in the earlier — most notably, with the U.S. broadcast community Azteca The usa. Television set Azteca released that community with Pappas Telecasting in 2000, but the two sides afterwards divided. Television Azteca officially sold its fascination in Azteca The us to HC2 Networks in 2017. Whilst Tv set Azteca carries on to supply programming for Azteca America, the door was now open up for other alliances.

“The origins of the partnership amongst our operation the US and their procedure in Mexico is that we have regarded just about every other for many years, just working in the not only the exact spirit but form of the exact mindset in phrases of how we application,” explained Peter Markham, CEO, Estrella Media. “We watch them as unbelievably ground breaking, and hopefully they view us the very same. So we began speaking about how we could do much more with each other in excess of the past 12 to 18 months. And then our 1st task we did previous tumble with Tv set Azteca was the co production of ‘Premios de la Radio,’ which was an awesome achievement for the two parties. And we generated it in Mexico in partnership with Television Azteca. The light-weight bulb went off on equally sides that there’s clearly a assembly of the minds in conditions of how we believe of the environment in Spanish language media in the US and Mexico in specific, that we need to be carrying out extra alongside one another.”

Included Benjamín Salinas, vice president of the Board of Grupo Salinas: “TV Azteca has established its ambitions on the development of the greatest content for the audiences, and this partnership with EstrellaTV will let us to broaden the access of the ideal productions to Mexico and the U.S.”