Antena 3


NBC commissions Israeli gameshow

US broadcast network NBC has tapped Armoza Formats for a local version of entertainment show I Can Do That!. NBC stablemate Universal Television will produce a six-episode season, with the first going out as a two-hour special and the following five running to an hour. Live-studio format I Can Do That sees six celebrity cast […]

Atresmedia preps new kids channel and Lat-Am moves

Spanish media group Atresmedia, owner of channels Antena 3 and La Sexta, plans to expand to Latin America this year, and also hopes to replace one of the digital-terrestrial channels it was forced to close in 2014 with a kids channel, its CEO has said. Group CEO Silvio González told local newspaper El Economista Atresmedia […]

Boomerang restructures entertainment team

Spain’s Boomerang TV Group has hired a pair of executives, one a MasterChef producer, as its restructures its entertainment division. Encarna Pardo’s entertainment unit has promoted Susana Pérez (pictured left) to deputy general director, while Eva Sanz has rejoined the firm to become coordinator of content, taking executive responsibility for production and direction. Former Antena 3 […]

Antena 3 buys controversial marriage format

Spanish free-to-air broadcast group Atresmedia has ordered a local version of Married at First Sight, the controversial series in which couples are matched and then get married upon their first meeting. Big Bang Media and Boomerang will make the local version of the show, which was originally created by Red Arrow prodco Snowman. It has […]

Supply and demand in Latin America

TBI and Eurodata TV look at the latest trends in TV viewing in Latin America and find that amid the still-popular classic telenovelas, the format is being reinvented and that a healthy market in imported drama from the Spain, the US and elsewhere exists Latin America remains a drama market, but the type of series […]

Romania’s Intact reports audience gains

Romanian broadcaster Intact Media Group, which operates the country’s Antena-branded channels, reported year-on-year increases in audience figures across all time slots during 2014. The firm, which broadcasts five TV networks in the country, said that its flagship Antena 1 channel, which broadcasts the local X Factor (pictured), showed “significant audience appreciation” on most time slots on the […]

Fox’s Red Band Society disbanded

Fox’s teen medical drama Red Band Society has been pulled from schedules, prompting questions over its future. The series will drop from air after its tenth episode on December 3, with US broadcaster Fox opting not to order a back nine. Thirteen episodes have filmed so far, and it is unclear when and where the […]

Chile to serve up Top Chef

Chilean public network TVN is getting its own version of NBCUniversal format Top Chef. The series will be coproduced with Spanish producer Boomerang TV, which has already adapted the show for seasons in Spain for Antena 3. Part of the team that created the Spanish show will consult on development and production strategy. The structure […]

Imagina launching Russian Boat, Czech Manor House

Spanish distributor Imagina International is launching scripted format The Boat and Czech drama The Manor House (pictured) at the upcoming NATPE programming market. It distributes the original, Spanish, versions of The Boat and is now launching the Russian-language version, which went out on free-to-air channel CTC in Russia. The Manor House is a Czech murder-mystery […]

Wheel of Fortune to spin in Spain until 2017

Wheel of Fortune will continue to air on Antena 3 in Spain until at least 2017 after a new deal was struck for the evergreen gameshow. Atresmedia, the parent group of free-to-air broadcaster Antena 3, and Wheel of Fortune distributor CBS Studios International agreed the deal for the local version of the show, known as […]