Atresmedia


RTL yearly earnings hit record high

RTL has reported “significant” profit growth in 2013 with EBITA reaching a record full-year high, primarily driven by higher contributions from its largest profit centre, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Announcing its full year 2013 results, RTL said that EBITA increased 6.9% to €1.15 billion (US$1.58 billion), €622 million of which came from Mediengruppe RTLDeutschland – the unit’s […]

Spanish sci-fi is BBC Worldwide’s debut Euro copro

BBC Worldwide is working on an English-language science fiction drama with Atresmedia, marking the first time the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm has coproduced with a European partner. The series, The Refugees (Refugiados), will broadcast on Atresmedia’s commercial channel laSexta in the autumn. BBCWW is a coproducer, commissioner for international channels and global distributor. Grand Hotel […]

Spanish broadcaster welcomes its Rising Star

Spain’s Atresmedia has acquired Israeli singing format Rising Star – the show’s second confirmed deal in two days. Atresmedia operates the Antena 3 and laSexta commercial broadcast channels and one of these will run Rising Star. Yesterday, the UK’s ITV confirmed it was to launch its own version of the format. That followed other agreements […]

Wheel of Fortune to spin in Spain until 2017

Wheel of Fortune will continue to air on Antena 3 in Spain until at least 2017 after a new deal was struck for the evergreen gameshow. Atresmedia, the parent group of free-to-air broadcaster Antena 3, and Wheel of Fortune distributor CBS Studios International agreed the deal for the local version of the show, known as […]

Spain’s drama producers look to go global

Spain’s crisis has forced TV producers to seek international business. Local fiction continues to dominate Spanish primetime, but the dramatic fall in investment in TV advertising has obliged broadcasters to cut their budgets for originals. Creating virtue out of necessity, an increasing number of drama producers are looking beyond Spanish border and beginning to reap […]

Storage Hoarders sells to Euro broadcasters

Twofour Rights, the sales arm of UK-based indie producer Twofour, has sold a raft of programming to European broadcasters including two new deals for its Storage Hoarders format. Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Atresmedia (fka Antena 3) has picked up the show, which looks at stories around objects and possessions that have been hidden in storage. Dutch […]

NBCU cooks up Top Chef deals

NBCUniversal has sealed new deals for its Top Chef format with free-to-air broadcasters in Europe and Asia, TBI has learned. The show, in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges, has been picked up by La Sexta in Spain and SCTV in Indonesia, which will both air local versions. The SCTV agreement is […]

Antena 3 rebrands post LaSexta merger

Spanish broadcaster Antena 3 Group has rebranded as Atresmedia, as part of a strategy to pool its assets under one banner. The news comes after Antena 3 completed its takeover of smaller rival La Sexta in October last year in order to better compete with the Mediaset and Prisa’s merged Telecinco-Cuatro group that leads the […]