MTV Latin America makes acquisitions
MTV Networks Latin America said Friday that it has reached agreements for acquisitions for MTV Latin America and VH1 Latin America that will be included in the latter half of the networks' 2007 programming lineups. MTV Latin America's acquisitions include "Sons of Butcher" from Picture Box in Canada, while VH1 Latin America has acquired several films for its "Movies That Rock" block, with titles including "Barbershop" from MGM and "School of Rock" from Paramount. Separately, Nickelodeon Latin America said Friday that it has closed several key broadcast deals for Kappa Mikey, the channel's first anime series created and produced entirely in the U.S. by Animation Collective. Broadcast deals include partnerships with Artear Channel 13 (Argentina), Antenna Latina 7 (Dominican Republic), Medcom (Panama), Megavision (Chile), Compania Televisora Honduras (Honduras) and Teleamazonas (Ecuador).