Dis savors a Colombian blend

Local versions of 'Anatomy,' 'Brothers' on the way

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 that 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 the features "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "There Will Be Blood" as well as "Grey's Anatomy" and the 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 the movies "Toy Story 2," "Armageddon" and "Pearl Harbor" — the first movie deal of its kind in Germany.