Domingo Corral

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 […]

Telefonica’s Movistar ramping up pay TV originals

Spanish telco Telefonica is ramping up its original local output on its Movistar Plus pay TV service, as it seeks to beat off competition from the likes of HBO and Netflix. In an exclusive interview with TBI Scripted, Movistar Plus original production director Domingo Corral said the service aims to join the ranks of the […]

Turner slashing its European workforce

Turner Broadcasting System announced this morning that it will reduce the headcount across its EMEA operations by 30%. TBS employs about 900 people across the region and about 250 positions will go following today’s news. The swingeing cuts follow a review of operations by Gerhard Zeiler, who became president of TBS International last year. He […]