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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 […]

Formats round-up: Banijay, Story Lab, Vivendi strike deals

Exclusive: Banijay’s Magnolia options Hold On To Your Seat in Italy Banijay-backed Magnolia has picked up the rights to French quiz show format Hold On To Your Seat for Italy. The Italian producer acquired rights for the long-running format – originally created and produced by Paris-based prodco Effervescence – from distributor Widenn Content. The iconic […]

AMC, Atresmedia partner for Spanish pay-TV channels

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and Atresmedia Internacional have partnered to launch a bouquet of Spanish-language pay TV channels. The companies claim that the seven-channel package will provide ‘the best of Spanish TV’ in a single offering, which will be made available to pay TV operators across Europe. AMCNISE will provide its thematic channels […]

La Casa de SVOD: The new alliances between Spanish players and streamers

Spain’s drama boom continues, generating once unimaginable alliances between global SVOD platforms and the biggest local players, as they extend their race to tap Spanish creative talent in an exclusive way. Emiliano de Pablos reports the latest Spanish TV trends after Conecta Fiction 2018. In the linear TV era, not too long ago, Spanish TV […]

RTVE and commercial rivals launch OTT platform to test SVOD

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset plan to launch a joint OTT TV platform that could see them compete with the likes of Netflix, Movistar+, HBO and Sky in the Spanish market. The three broadcasters initially plan to launch an interactive TV platform, based on the HbbTV connected television standard, that […]

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