Conecta Fiction

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 […]

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 […]

Int’l dramas set for Conecta Fiction pitch

Ten coproductions have been selected as finalists for a pitching competition at upcoming Galician drama conference Conecta Fiction. The projects are in various stages of development, and hail from companies in Spain, Colombia, Chile, Finland, Argentina, Israel, Portugal, Puerto Rico and Mexico. They were selected from 70 submitted ahead of the International Co-Production Pitching Session, […]

New Spanish drama copro forum opens for entries

Conecta Fiction is calling for coproduction pitches that will take place at its inaugural edition in Galicia this summer. The event has backing from ICEX and Fundacion Autor, and is designed to foster coproductions with a Spanish partner or partners. To qualify for the copro pitching session projects must be in either English or Spanish, have an […]