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TeleColombia S.A.
FormerlyProducciones Bernardo Romero Pereiro (1996–1997)
Producciones Telecolombia (1999–2007)
Fox Telecolombia (2007–2021)
TypeBusiness and television production
Founded1996
FounderBernardo Romero Pereiro
Headquarters,
OwnersIndependent (1996–2007)
News Corporation (2007–2013)
21st Century Fox (2013–2019)
The Walt Disney Company (2019–2021)
Paramount Global (2021–present; majority stake)
ParentFox Internacional Channels (2007–2019)
Disney International Operations (2019–2021)
Paramount Networks Americas (2021–present)
DivisionsEstudios TeleMéxico
Websitehttps://telecolombia.com/

TeleColombia S.A. (formerly known as Fox Telecolombia) is a major Colombian television production company in Spanish, founded in 1995 as the programadora Producciones Bernardo Romero Pereiro. Its president is Samuel Duque Rozo. It changed its name to Telecolombia in 1999.

In 2007, News Corporation's Fox International Channels bought a 51% share in the company,[1][2] thus subsequently giving ownership to The Walt Disney Company Latin America after The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019.

In 2009 Fox produced Mental, the first American TV series produced in Latin America for international markets. The series was filmed at the Fox Telecolombia complex in Bogotá.

As of January 18, 2021, The Walt Disney Company changed the company's name to TeleColombia as part of Disney phasing out the "Fox" brand to avoid confusion with Fox Corporation.

On October 28, 2021, ViacomCBS (now Paramount Global) announced that it is acquiring a majority stake in TeleColombia S.A. from Disney, with the acquisition closed on November 23 of that year, making it a sister station to Nickelodeon.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ Hecht, John (June 27, 2007). "Fox Int'l Channels acquires Telecolombia". Associated Press. Retrieved 15 February 2019 – via The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "Fox International Channels compra Telecolombia S.A." Dinero (in Spanish). June 26, 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ "VIACOMCBS TO ACQUIRE MAJORITY INTEREST IN FOX TELECOLOMBIA & ESTUDIOS TELEMEXICO | ViacomCBS". ViacomCBS. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Inc, ViacomCBS. "ViacomCBS Completes Acquisition Of Majority Interest In Fox TeleColombia & Estudios TeleMexico". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2021-11-23.