Spain’s Zebra hires Navarrette from Azteca

Spanish producer Zebra Productions has hired Juan Navarrette from TV Azteca in Mexico. He will become senior executive producer at the prodco, which is part of the Izen Group. At Azteca, Navarrette he worked on primetime entertainment and formats. As well as working on formats of international shows, he created Baila si Puedes, Soy tu […]

Spanish prodcos merging to form major player

Spanish producers Zebra Producciones and Veralia Contenidos are merging their TV activities to form a new player on the market, iZen Producciones. The new company hold a piece of in international content group iZen, in which France’s Elephant and the Middle East’s Imagic also have stakes, as Zebra previously owned shares. Both prodcos will retain […]

Icex brings Spanish producers to MIPCOM

Spanish trade and investment body ICEX and producers’ association FAPAE are bringing 18 Spanish content companies to MIPCOM under the ‘Audiovisual from Spain’ banner. The producers and distributors will have floorspace next to other Spanish content companies Imagina, BRB and the sales arm of pubcaster TVE. There will also be specific areas for Basque and […]

Spain’s drama producers look to go global

Spain’s crisis has forced TV producers to seek international business. Local fiction continues to dominate Spanish primetime, but the dramatic fall in investment in TV advertising has obliged broadcasters to cut their budgets for originals. Creating virtue out of necessity, an increasing number of drama producers are looking beyond Spanish border and beginning to reap […]