Antena 3


Antena blackmail trial gets underway

The trial of Sorin Alexandrescu (left), CEO of Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena Group, has started in Bucharest. Romanian free-to-air Antena Group was indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on blackmail charges, in a case relating to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Alexandrescu was originally detained, for a […]

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 […]

Amazon re-ups Dome as global ratings boom

The Amazon Prime Instant Video platform has renewed the high rating CBS drama Under the Dome. The on-demand platform already runs season one of the Amblin Television show, which is the highest rated US series this summer, as its exclusive US online home, and will get the upcoming season two under terms of the new […]

Anything Goes in Europe, Brazil

French comedy entertainment format Anything Goes has landed commissions in four new territories. Spain’s Antena 3, Ukraine’s 1+1, Romania’s Antena 1 and Brazil’s Globo have all ordered local versions of the format, in which comedians are tasked with performing humour tasks. Meanwhile, Shine Iberia has been commissioned to produce a second season on Portuguese broadcaster […]

The Finance of Formats

European broadcasters gained US$2.75 billion in 2012 from the 100 top format titles.   The TV Formats in Europe report covers 84 channels across 16 territories and shows that the 2012 figure was 5.3% up on the 2011 total and 20.1% up if you go back to 2009. Correspondingly, the number of hours broadcast reached […]

Filmax’s cancer drama being remade in Italy

Spanish producer and distributor Filmax has inked a deal with Rai for a local version of its drama series The Red Band Society. The scripted format deal paves the way for an Italian version of the series, about a group of children with cancer, to air on the Italian pubic broadcaster’s Rai1 channel. Production has […]

Russian remake for Spanish drama The Boat

Imagina International Sales has sold the format rights to hit Spanish drama The Boat (pictured) to Russian free-to-air broadcaster CTC. Spanish producer Globomedia makes the show for Antena 3 in Spain and distributor Imagina has sold the finished version into over fifty territories. It has inked a deal with U Channel, Yellow Black and White, […]

News brief: CABLEready secures 220 hours of sales

US-based distributor CABLEready has secured deals with global broadcasters totaling more than 220 hours. Included in the deals are ones with Discovery Turbo and Discovery Science in Latin America for reality series Saw Dogs and season two of Oddities, respectively. Elsewhere in Latin America, NBC has licensed Hollywood-themed Focus On. Asian Food Channel, Australia’s Foxtel, […]

Storage Hoarders sells to Euro broadcasters

Twofour Rights, the sales arm of UK-based indie producer Twofour, has sold a raft of programming to European broadcasters including two new deals for its Storage Hoarders format. Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Atresmedia (fka Antena 3) has picked up the show, which looks at stories around objects and possessions that have been hidden in storage. Dutch […]

News brief: Imira hires new sales manager

Spain-based kids producer and distributor Imira Entertainment has recruited Elena Mera Dios as sales manager. She will handle sales across territories in the EMEA, North America and Asian regions. Her previous roles include stints at Treeline Distribution in international sales and marketing, Plural Entertainment and Spanish broadcaster Antena 3. Sergi Reitg, CEO of Imira, said: […]