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Spain’s Buendía Estudios hires former SPT Iberia chief to lead global production push

Spain’s recently launched heavyweight production outfit Buendía Estudios has hired Sony Pictures Television’s former distribution chief for Iberia to head up its nascent international production business.  María Valenzuela becomes SVP of international strategy & business development at Buendía Estudios, which was formally launched earlier this year by telco giant Telefónica and commercial broadcaster Atresmedia. It is focused on producing Spanish-language content […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How & why streamers are driving LGBT+ content

Netflix, the BBC and HBO Max have today been revealed as leading the way when it comes to commissioning LGBT+ content, according to UK-based analyst group Ampere Analysis. TBI dives into the findings. Given Netflix’s sprawling commitments around the world, it is perhaps not a surprise that the world’s biggest streamer is also leading the […]

Netflix to end ratings hit ‘La Casa De Papel’ after fifth season

Netflix is bringing the curtain down on Spanish-language ratings juggernaut La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) by ordering a fifth and final season of the drama. The 10-episode run is again being showrun and exec produced by series creator Alex Piña, with his prodco Vancouver Media starting shooting from today. Filming of the show, which […]

Buendía Estudios hires Ignacio Corrales as MD

Telefónica and Atresmedia have hired Ignacio Corrales as MD of their new joint venture Buendía Estudios. Buendía Estudios was launched last month with a focus on producing Spanish content for a worldwide audience. Corrales was formerly MD at its parent company’s Atresmedia Studios and is an experienced figure in the industry, who has held a variety […]

Telefónica, Atresmedia launch joint studio to take Spanish drama global

Spanish telco Telefónica and commercial broadcaster Atresmedia have been given the greenlight by the European Commission to launch a new studio joint venture focused on creating Spanish-language programming. Buendía Estudios is a 50:50 JV between the pair and will focus on producing content in Spanish for the global market. The two companies said that Buendia […]

Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ slow burn revealed as ‘La Casa De Papel’ soars

Netflix’s hit Spanish drama La Casa De Papel (aka Money Heist) was the most in-demand show in the world last weekend while details have emerged of docuseries Tiger King’s slow-burn success, according to two ratings outfits. Tiger King reached 34.3 million unique viewers in the US in the 10 days following its launch on 20 […]

European broadcasters cut pay, launch funds as Covid-19 bites

European broadcasters continue to scramble to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the UK’s ITV unveiling a £500k ($615k) development fund while Channel 4 and Spain’s Atresmedia cut pay. ITV’s director of TV Kevin Lygo revealed that the fund is designed to accelerate the search for new ideas and content for the channel to play […]

Damian Lewis-fronted ‘Spy Wars’ secures global sales

Broadcasters including History and Blaze in the UK and Spain’s Atresmedia are among numerous buyers to have snapped up A+E Networks factual series Damian Lewis: Spy Wars. The show, produced by Alaska TV in association with Lewis’ recently launched outfit Rookery Productions, features Homeland and Billions star Lewis as he uncovers an array of covert […]

All3Media secures ‘Liar’ remake in Spain, strikes Cinetic deal

All3Media has struck a deal with Spain’s Atresmedia to remake its scripted thriller Liar, and unveiled a new US partnership with Green Book prodco Cinetic Media. Liar, created by The Missing duo Harry and Jack Williams, explores themes of consent, modern-day gender politics, family life and deceit. It was originally produced by Two Brothers Pictures […]

Telefónica, Atresmedia join forces for content powerhouse

Spanish telco Telefónica and La casa de papel broadcast group Atresmedia are joining forces for a new content firm.  Each business will jointly own the new outfit, leaning into their respective connections to talent and resources. It will both produce and distribute original series and films for the likes of Movistar+ and Atresmedia’s portfolio of […]

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