Atresmedia


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 […]

The pilgrims of coproduction at Contecta Fiction

Much like the determined pilgrims of Galicia’s famous Camino de Santiago, Spanish-language TV companies in Europe and Latin America were  navigating the terrain of international coproduction at the inaugural Conecta Fiction event last week. Emiliano de Pablos reports from the event. The inaugural edition of Spain’s Conecta Fiction confirmed the growing need for building coproduction […]

Captive audience: the Spanish SVOD boom

Spain’s drama production sector is moving swiftly towards international television’s top tier, fuelled by the SVOD global boom. Emiliano de Pablos reports. Not so long ago, Spain’s TV drama production sector was completely driven by free-to-air TV broadcasters Mediaset España, Atresmedia and state-owned TVE. However, weighty new players, led by telco giant Telefonica’s  pay TV […]

ITV expands This Time Next Year franchise

ITV has greenlit two more seasons of This Time Next Year. This Time Next Year was one of the format hits of 2016, travelling extensively before it even aired on terrestrial broadcaster ITV in the UK. The ‘time-travel’ show will go to two more runs, ITV revealed on Friday at the ITV Studios Formats Festival, […]

Spanish channels launch on UK cable

Spain’s Atresmedia is launching two of its channels on cable in the UK for the first time. The Spanish-language services will target ex-pat Spaniards and Spanish speakers and sit within the Viva package on the Virgin Media cable service. Atresmedia runs the commercial free-to-air Antena 3 channel in Spain and its international equivalent Antena 3 […]

David Attenborough series goes global

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef has landed in 180 territories following natural history broadcaster Attenborough’s 90th birthday. Distributor Entertainment One Television has sold the Atlantic Productions-produced show to Discovery Networks in Latin America, Germany, Portugal; the Netherlands, Spain and Italy; LeTV in China; Atresmedia in Spain; IBA in Israel; BBC Worldwide in Asia and pan-Africa; […]