Spain’s The Mediapro Studio has acquired Barcelona-based comedy production company El Terrat after several months of negotiations.
El Terrat was founded by well known Spanish comic and Late Motiv presenter Andreu Buenafuente in 1989. He will continue to head up El Terrat under TMS ownership.
El Terrat employs 290 staff, and produced over 580 hours of programming in 2019. Its flagship shows Late Motiv, La Resistencia, LocoMundo, Mira Lo Que Has Hecho air on Spanish pay-TV/OTT service Movistar Plus.
The Mediapro Studio co-produces Sky Atlantic/HBO/Canal Plus series The Young Pope and The New Pope, and produces All Or Nothing and Six Dreams for Amazon Prime Video. It has 56 offices around the world, with 10 focused on content creation.
Buenafuente said: “This is an addition which will make us stronger and allow us to do even bigger things and take the El Terrat brand as far as possible. And with Mediapro, we have found a partner who understands us and respects us, warts and all.”