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Shine America to Launch Spanish-Language Division

Cristina Palacio Named President
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Shine American announced Wednesday that it is creating a new Hispanic and Latin America division.

Cristina Palacio Veteran Colombian TV producer and executive Cristina Palacio has been named president of the new division. Palacio founded the Colombian-based production company BE-TV. She will report to Shine America CEO Rich Ross and oversee the company's new offices in Miami and Bogotá, Colombia. Programming will be distributed through Shine International.

"With Shine Hispanic and Latin America, we are looking to further develop and distribute both scripted and un-scripted programming to the rapidly growing Spanish-language marketplace," says Ross. "Cristina's vast experience in production and distribution make her the ideal person to lead our new team."

Shine America developed its first Spanish-language series last fall Minuto Para Ganar for MundoFox.