Atresmedia, Mediaset & RTVE drama chiefs talk windows, reach & global appeal

Drama chiefs at Spanish free-to-air giants Atresmedia, Mediaset España & RTVE have said streamers are “extending the financial life” of their scripted output, on the final day of Conecta Fiction in Toledo. Montse Garcia, head of fiction at La Casa de Papel commissioner Atresmedia TV, said her company was now assessing every show it commissioned as to […]

Netflix continues Japanese push with Nippon TV’s ‘Old Enough’

Netflix has acquired Japanese entertainment show Old Enough! from Nippon TV, which will launch today on the streamer. Twenty episodes of the series has been made available on Netflix worldwide, with the acquisition expanding upon the partnership struck between Netflix and Nippon in November 2021, which saw the streamer pick up 30 series from the […]

Unscripted round-up: Warner Bros. teams with Betoota Advocate; White Spark looks ‘Beyond The Milky Way’; Money Drop’ returns to Spain

Warner Bros. teams with Betoota Advocate Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia (WBITVP) has partnered with satirical news publisher The Betoota Advocate to produce a slate of unscripted productions aimed at both the domestic and international market. The creative partnership combines one of Australia’s largest production companies with one of the country’s most recognisable brands, and […]

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 […]

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