Sales round-up: Scotland’s STV Player makes ‘biggest ever’ acquisition deal; Mediaset visits ‘Schitt’s Creek’; ‘Legacy’ lands in Spain

Scotland’s STV Player in ‘biggest ever’ acquisition deal Scotland’s STV has revealed its biggest content deal to date, after partnering with Banijay Rights to bring over 1200 hours of new programming to free streaming service STV Player. The content will be dropped on the platform over the next 12 months and will primarily comprise high-end […]

Atresmedia and TV 2 build local ‘LEGO Masters’

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia and Norway’s TV 2 have both commissioned local versions of Banijay’s LEGO Masters entertainment format. Atresmedia has ordered a first series run from Banijay Iberia’s Shine Iberia, whilst TV 2 has commissioned its adaptation from Mastiff Norway, with the format having now been sold to a total of 13 broadcasters. The format […]

Spain’s Atresmedia acquires Nippon TV’s drama format ‘Mother’

Money Heist broadcaster Atresmedia has picked up Spanish rights to Nippon TV’s globetrotting scripted format Mother. The Japanese format will be remade in Castilian Spanish later this year, marking the eighth international deal for the drama. Mother has already been licensed to CJ E&M (South Korea), MF Yapim (Turkey), STB TV (Ukraine), JSL Global Media (Thailand), […]

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 […]

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