Conecta Fiction


TBI Weekly: Premium aspirations elevate global-facing LatAm drama

The appeal of scripted Spanish-language programming, with premium budgets and global-facing stories, was more apparent than ever at this week’s Conecta Fiction market in Spain, which hosted its most international edition to date. Close to 700 delegates from across 24 countries descended on Pamplona, where first-time representatives from the likes of Entertainment One (eOne) and […]

Viacom International Studios hunts “alliances” to bolster global roll-out

Viacom has made it crystal clear that its in-house global production banner is open for business and receptive to “any type of content, in any territory and in any genre”. Viacom International Studios (VIS) set up shop in Latin America last year and has begun replicating its production strategy for third parties and its own […]

Conecta Fiction reveals pitch prize winners

Spanish and Chilean projects took home the top pitch prizes at the third instalment of Spanish drama market Conecta Fiction. The prizes went to a selection of projects that were pitched across the week during the market’s prestigious pitching events. The RTVE Development Award went to Spanish mockumentary project Why Did Men Disappear? from Pepe […]

Conecta Fiction: Flipping the script

In June, the Spanish city of Pamplona-Iruña will host the third edition of Conecta Fiction, a four-day annual event where the creativity, financing and co-production of scripted TV will take centre stage. Andy Fry reports Explaining why Conecta Fiction adds value to what is already a packed schedule of markets and networking events, its director […]

Conecta Fiction reveals pitch finalists

Conecta Fiction has unveiled the final projects selected for its pitching events at the third edition of the market, which is this year set in Pamplona. The Pitch Co-Pro Series, Pitch Fundación SGAE and Pitch Digiseries will be pitched on 18 June in the Congress Center Baluarte in Pamplona-Iruña, Navarra, while the projects selected for […]

Chile set for Conecta Fiction focus

Chile has been selected as the first of two focus countries for the third edition of drama conference Conecta Fiction. The market was selected based on a thriving audiovisual sector, which consists of more than 200 TV prodcos with both public and private sector support around international co-productions. Chilean audiovisual agency CinemaChileTV is supporting the […]

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 […]

Amazon, Atresmedia team on Spanish comedy series

Amazon and Atresmedia Studios, Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia’s arm aimed to produce content for third-party operators, have teamed on Javier Veiga’s comedy series Pequeñas coincidencias  (Little Coincidences). The deal gives Amazon Prime Video world premiere and SVOD rights to offer the series before Atresmedia’s channels family releases it for the Spanish free-to-air TV market. Atresmedia Studios launched […]

Spain’s Portocabo joins for European remake of Japan’s Miracle Tunes

Alfonso Blanco’s (pictured) Portocabo, the Galicia-based company behind Movistar+/Arte/Atlantique TV series Hierro, has taken a co-production stake in the European remake of Japanese hit kids series Miracle Tunes. Final details of the project, also teaming Italy’s Mediaset, ShowLab and Giochi Preziosi plus Switzerland’s Kamca Group, were closed at Conecta Fiction 2, the TV drama co-production meeting running […]

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 […]