MIAMI — TelevisaUnivision, the Spanish-language media and content company led by CEO Wade Davis, has confirmed the sales of entertainment formats associated with its content for adaptation in a trio of European countries.
In Spain, TelevisaUnivision closed deals for “Pequeños Gigantes,” a children’s talent show where kid contestants take on challenges and individual competitions;, and “El Retador,” a competition show featuring singers, dancers, and impersonators who compete in various disciplines to highlight their artistic skills. Two local producers are working on the format adaptation.
Additionally, the kid’s competition format “Mi Famoso y Yo,” which premiered in Mexico in 2022, was sold for adaptation in Italy and Portugal. This show features talented children who, along with well-known celebrities, showcase their skills in front of a panel of judges. This show provides a unique platform for kids to pursue their dreams while being supported by prominent figures in the entertainment industry.
These deals, the company says, align with TelevisaUnivision’s global content licensing strategy, “solidifying its global expansion in 2024 as a leader in the production and distribution of Spanish-language content.”
The announcement came as the NATPE Miami conference returned under new owner Brunico and a new venue, the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami. NATPE had been staged prior to the pandemic at the Fontainebleau on Miami Beach; hundreds of thousands of dollars were lost due to force majure restrictions requiring NATPE’s former owner to pay up even as events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus concerns large events posed. NATPE’s former owner then declared bankruptcy.