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Ben Silverman, Domingo Corral and Maria Rua Aguete speak at Content Americas

Today we hear from Propagate Content co-CEO Ben Silverman, Movistar Plus+ director of original programming Domingo Corral and Omdia senior director Maria Rua Aguete about the latest developments in the Latin American, US Hispanic and Spanish TV markets. All were speaking at C21’s Content Americas event in Miami.

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US studio Propagate Content – co-founded by long-time Latino champion Ben Silverman, whose credits include US telenovela remakes Ugly Betty and Jane the Virgin – established a Spanish-language division last year.

The company has made Mexican drama Rebelde and Latin music competition format La Firma for Netflix, plus horror-comedy Pinches Momias for new TelevisaUnivision streamer Vix+, with which it has a first-look deal.

Silverman was among the keynote speakers at Content Americas in Miami this week and after his on-stage appearance he spoke with Jordan Pinto about the trends he sees shaping the Latin American and US Hispanic markets right now.

Domingo Corral is director of original programming at Movistar Plus+, the Telefónica-owned Spanish pay TV platform that made a major push into original programming with series including La Peste, Hiero and Gigantes, followed by the likes of La Unidad and La Mesías.

The company committed to spending some €70m (US$76m) annually on home-grown shows and exporting those around the world, into Latin America and beyond, as well as fostering stronger ties for coproductions.

Corral spoke to Jonathan Webdale at Content Americas about this strategy, the changes that have taken place in Spanish-language programming in recent years and the challenges facing Movistar Plus+ and others in a toughening economic environment.

Despite the great ‘Netflix correction’ of last year in the US, where the world’s leading streamer shook investors with unexpected subscriber declines and an about-face on introducing advertising, its impact in Latin America continues to grow.

Revenues from subscription and ad-supported streaming are projected to continue growing in the region, according to research by UK analytics outfit Omdia, with Brazil leading the way in the FAST channels space – one that is flourishing, in part, thanks to a revival of classic telenovelas.

Omdia senior director Maria Rua Aguete presented the company’s most recent findings at Content Americas and spoke to Jonathan Webdale about them.

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