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A&E says Ole to Brasil/Non-fiction takes flight

A&E Television Networks has acquired one-half of Ole Communication Group's equity interest in the Latin American cable and satellite doc channels Mundo Ole and Mundo Brasil, equalling a 32.5% stake. Shown on cable and DTH alongside the HBO Latin American Group,...
October 1, 1997

A&E Television Networks has acquired one-half of Ole Communication Group’s equity interest in the Latin American cable and satellite doc channels Mundo Ole and Mundo Brasil, equalling a 32.5% stake. Shown on cable and DTH alongside the HBO Latin American Group, Mundo, also part-owned by Time Warner and Sony Pictures already airs The History Channel programming in Spanish on Mundo Ole via PamSat1 and 3, and in Portugese on Mundo Brasil.

Meanwhile, back in U.S. airspace, A&E and USAirways announced a new joint venture to show commercial-free, award-winning documentary series and specials from A&E Network and The History Channel on trans-Atlantic and some North American USAir flights.

Also on the inflight front, winners of the World Airline Entertainment Association’s 9th Avion Awards include: Virgin Atlantic for single inflight video program; South African Airways, single special purpose video; Airtours International, inflight video entertainment.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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