TV tangos with indies

Paxman, Andrew
March 1999
Variety;03/29/99, Vol. 374 Issue 6, p49
Trade Publication
Observes the shift in Latin America's television broadcasting industry toward United States-style third-party broadcast production. Growing reliance on independent producers for hit shows; Format deals with the likes of Pearson and Columbia TriStar International; Opportunities for top producers to leave their networks; Broadcasters' interest in reducing staff counts and spreading production risk.


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