LATV Networks Grabs American Latino TV

LATV Networks, the hip multicast network for young Spanish speakers, acquired syndication/production company American Latino TV.

The multimillion-dollar deal represents LATV’s first acquisition and indicates its interest in the syndication market.

LATV’s shows, which include Mex 2 the Max and LATV en Concierto, are a mix of English- and Spanish-language, while American Latino’s are English. But LATV president and chief operating officer Howard Bolter said both aim for the same demographic.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.