Spain’s Forta inks studio deals

Spanish regional broadcasters association Federation of Regional Radio and Television Organisations (FORTA) has inked a number of volume deals with Hollywood studios Warner Bros and Sony that will see hit US series air across its twelve local stations.

FORTA, which collectively acquires series for the country’s regional public broadcasters, has inked deals with Warner Bros International Television Distribution and Sony Pictures Television. It has picked up sci fi hit Fringe and advertising agency comedy Trust Me, which airs on cable network TNT, through its deal with Warner Bros and has acquired legal drama Damages, Patrick Swayze-fronted cop drama The Beast and cable drug drama Breaking Bad from Sony.

FORTA will share the series with national public broadcaster RTVE. The association was set up in 1988 and includes channels such as TV3, Canal Sur and Tele Madrid. As well as acquiring international series and movies, the group, which also airs UEFA Champions League soccer, works together on local productions and domestic series.