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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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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