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Spanish net bags mob drama Gomorrah

Spanish broadcaster laSexta will broadcast Italian mafia drama Gomorrah. LaSexta’s parent Atresmedia struck a deal with distributor Beta Film to take local rights to the programme, which is based on Italian journalist Roberto Saviano’s book Gomorrah: Italy’s Other Mafia. It has already sold to Sky Atlantic in the UK, Sky Deutschland in Germany and HBO […]

Euro broadcasters make Chipmunk move

Germany’s Super RTL and Spain’s Atresmedia have both acquired two seasons of upcoming animated series Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks. The prebuys, with major broadcasters in two of Europe’s largest markets, come after the international launch of the series at MIP Jr. last autumn, where it was the most-screened show. It will bow in Germany and […]

LA Screenings 2014: Spanish deal for Halle Berry series Extant

Spanish free-to-air broadcast group Atresmedia has snagged local rights to buzzy upcoming US drama Extant. The series stars Halle Berry as an astronaut returning to earth and starts on CBS in the US on July 9. The US broadcast networks gave it a straight to series order for its summer schedule in the same way […]

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 […]