Dis savors a Colombian blend
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LONDON -- On the heels of the success of its local version of "Desperate Housewives," Disney Latin America is making versions of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Brothers & Sisters" for Colombia.
Disney Media Networks Latin America will partner with local producers Vista and RCN in a bid to build on the popularity of the local versions of "Housewives" in Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil.
Disney series that also have seen format successes in overseas markets include "Hope & Faith" and "According to Jim" in Turkey and "The Golden Girls" in Greece and Russia.
Disney also said Monday it has extended its multiyear licensing deal with Russian broadcaster CTC, giving the Moscow-based network access to features, live-action series, animation and telefilms.
Titles included under the deal are features "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "There Will Be Blood" as well as "Grey's Anatomy" and kids shows "Hannah Montana" and "Aladdin."
ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its output deal with Disney, picking up German free-TV rights to content including "Private Practice" and "Dirty Sexy Money."
Under a separate agreement, ProSiebenSat.1's online video store Maxdome signed its first subscription VOD deal for movies "Toy Story 2," "Armageddon" and "Pearl Harbor" -- the first movie deal of its kind in Germany.